Pastor: The Call of Duty

Pastor: The Call of Duty

We have very high ideals of people in leadership. The President of the United States is expected to not only be the political leader of the country, but he also must be the moral, social, economic, etc…I mean, why do Christians expect their Presidents to...

The Playground of Heavenly Reality: Pneumatological Sacramentalism

My early Christian experience was largely in church traditions that were about as far from any form of sacramentalism that one could get. Our family attended churches within the Evangelical and Charismatic movements, none of which ever used the word “sacrament.”...
Hey can I borrow the keys to the Church?

Hey can I borrow the keys to the Church?

Do you remember the first time your mom or dad handed you the car keys? I was 16. I remember the heavy feeling of freedom and responsibility churning in my stomach as I started my mom’s little blue Ford Ranger. The car couldn’t start soon enough and new chapter in my...
God the Galactic Narcissist?

God the Galactic Narcissist?

Perhaps you have grown up with an indelible image of God pressed into your brain through teaching and preaching that seems to boil everything in the Christian life down to God getting Glory. Not that God getting glory is a bad thing. God is glorified and should be but...
Mark 13 and “The End”

Mark 13 and “The End”

In my first post in this three-part series I shared my way of reading Mark 13, explaining why I have long believed that it is a call to discernment, perseverance, faithfulness and witness, and is not an invitation to look for signs of the end-times and to calculate...