Tolerating Intolerance?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Christian Beliefs, General Rant, Human Sexuality, Main, Theological Thinking | 2 comments

Recently, Candler School of Theology announced that it would be honoring Dr. Eddie Fox, noted United Methodist evangelist and Candler alumnus. The story broke wide when students, faculty, alumni, and others protested the honor based on the fact that Dr. Fox disagreed theologically with the LGBT community at Candler on the issue of homosexuality. In recent years, no issue has been more divisive than human sexuality. In fact, I firmly believe...

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You’ve Got to Want To

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Christian Beliefs, Discipleship, Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Pop Culture, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I am about 9. The lights are in my eyes, and I feel like I need to throw up, go to the bathroom, or maybe pass out. There are adults cheering. My parents are encouraging me. And the kids around me are either yelling or staring at me like I am a mortal enemy. If you’re thinking I’m talking about Little League Baseball, you are a very astute individual. The pitcher is throwing the ball towards me. It isn’t really to the catcher,...

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Root Causes

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Economics, General Rant, Main, Pop Culture, Society at Large | 0 comments

Have you noticed that corruption and decay touch our lives constantly? I see problems in society and culture, across a variety of communities and in every strata of our existence. But do we know the root causes? When my kids act up, I always ask them a simple question. “What was the problem here?” No matter what the answer, “I yelled at my sister,” or “I didn’t take out the trash,” or “I...

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Communism, Facism, and Christianity

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Economics, Leading the Church, Main, Pop Culture, US Politics | 0 comments

Recently, I spent the day with a friend who would probably like nothing better than to exhume Hitler‘s dead body and raise it from the dead just so he could kill him again. Same goes for Stalin and a few other evil world leaders. We had a great conversation about the differences between fascism and communism and why both are hated in this country. I spent much of the morning cringing at his vehemence. It’s not that I don’t...

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Growing at Grace

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Main | 1 comment

What makes for a good leader? Most folks think that “followers” would be the required component. But anyone who has led anything more than a rousing chorus of “Row Row Row Your Boat” understands that the measure of leadership is the number of leaders you produce, not the number of followers you attract. Leaders don’t just magically appear. Yet, many congregations still expect their leaders to arrive. Rare are the...

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