Tag: wisdom

Engage: Solutions to getting involved

Should I take a stand on public matters that are political when I am a church? This is a question, in various forms, asked of me in the last month. In my prior article on this topic, found here, I address areas where repentance… Continue Reading “Engage: Solutions to getting involved”

Engage: Repent from apathy or neglect

Should I take a stand on public matters that are political when I am a church? This is a question, in various forms, asked of me in the last month. Many pastors are challenged by the issues of our day. Should stances be made… Continue Reading “Engage: Repent from apathy or neglect”

Becoming a dad is the solution

What would a world without dads look like? Here are some surprising statistics from fatherless children: 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come… Continue Reading “Becoming a dad is the solution”

An uncommon defense of common core: We need a standard

The news and my social media feed, not to mention various conversations, filled up with discussion of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Discussion, particularly from a ‘conservative’ perspective go against CCSS. The viewpoint declares CCSS is a Federal take over of education. Given… Continue Reading “An uncommon defense of common core: We need a standard”

People don’t have enough cheerleaders…

People don’t have enough cheerleaders, but they have plenty of critics. I’ve found the difference is really a choice a person makes. We can choose act as a cheerleader or we can choose act as a critic. In our hyper-critical church world, the choice is… Continue Reading “People don’t have enough cheerleaders…”

Proverbial Thoughts: Eating Elephants

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time ~Dad I’m sitting in a seminary class with the normal heart palpitations you get when the evil syllabus is handed to you. Dr. Engle, barely looking over the lectern with his coke rim… Continue Reading “Proverbial Thoughts: Eating Elephants”

Forgotten Gifts of the Spirit

Church is team. It takes diversity for a unified church body to work, both within the local church as well as the universal church. Smoldering in the back of my head is the issue of Seminary, thanks in part to Pastor Tim Raymond. Back… Continue Reading “Forgotten Gifts of the Spirit”

My guide to become a recovering fundamentalist: Separation or discernment?

“You have no business promoting public schools!” “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise.” St. Paul First, separation is a command The Bible teaches separation. There is no avoiding that in Scripture. Our associations, friendships, business partners, ministry partners… Continue Reading “My guide to become a recovering fundamentalist: Separation or discernment?”

2012 Election Season Tips

Here comes another election year and the onslaught of all that comes with an election cycle. I wanted to give a few tips as we enter this season. Too often in churches politics becomes polarizing. Here are a couple of things to keep in… Continue Reading “2012 Election Season Tips”

The next thing…

Fresh paint makes the old stand out. Once its done you see the next thing that needs to get done. Once that’s done you see the next. Cleaning up a house or building is like growing in Christ. Everything can’t get done at once.… Continue Reading “The next thing…”