It’s Time To Change The Conversation

You can learn a lot about a person by their conversation. Listen long enough and you will discover what they value most. The same could be said about churches. In the recent past, such issues as music style, facility design and sermon length have dominated discussions and debate. While all of those topics have their …

What Should Christians Say to Homosexuals About Homosexuality?

This is part 2 of “How now should we talk to our gay friends?” The first part talks about the “how,” or “posture,” of Christian conversation. This part (2) will address the “what,” or “content,” of our conversation.    I need to admit is the tension I feel while writing. On the one hand, I …

How, Then, Should We Speak to Our Gay Friends Now?

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled on same-sex marriage. In the days following, many Christians have written various responses. Many are filled with good information regarding the biblical definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. Other responses have focused on the future implications of the SCOTUS ruling on US …

What Ice?

My son is very outgoing. He rarely meets a stranger. Or, in terms of “breaking the ice,” Bryce usually just skates on across! That should probably scare me a little bit, but for now it just makes me smile. In fact, sometimes it makes me blush. Several months ago Bryce and I were on a …

Some People…

If you have served as a pastor for any significant period of time, I imagine you are familiar with the phrase “Some people.” It always shows up in sentences such as: Some people are saying… Some people asked me…. Some people were wondering… Some people think… Some people are concerned… Etc. Of course, 99% of …

Aren’t You Forgetting Something?

It may be the most creative question in the history of the world. Out of the blue, with no warning whatsoever, my son loves to ask, “Aren’t you forgetting something?” Then he loves to wait in silence to see if I can guess from the 43 billion possible things his overactive five-year-old brain is thinking …