When I write it is problematic for me. It causes people to either freak out or say good job. This is my open journal of life, my thoughts, intentions, my failures and fears. I am going to take a break. When and if I feel it is time to return, I will. If not, good … Continue reading Should I or shouldn’t I?
Ok, here a few observations: Christians are busy, especially Christian leaders in any capacity. Much is left to the intervention and "will" of God, at least until the revelation of failure in which men intervene and become their own almighty gods. Christians assume an awful lot, and in doing so, they have grown lazy in … Continue reading The Disturbing Trend of Leaving Everything to God
Spouting pat sayings are nothing new, whether within the church or without. We all have a few up our sleeve that we pull out at opportune times. They are the quotes we've had bored into our psyches and belief systems that may have a bit of truth, but fall significantly short of their supposed all-inclusive and far-reaching … Continue reading In Your Mind
Prayer is a powerful tool in the arsenal of the Christian. I will not waste my precious few words here disputing that truth, that would be futile. However, I do want to challenge us in our thinking to go beyond the posture of supplication into bold and energetic action. The Holy Spirit is our intercessor with the … Continue reading Prayer and Presence
Having an unpopular approach to the problem of porn in the church has become a badge of honor for me. Complacency and whispers aren't acceptable in my world anymore. Though I spent the better part of my church life doing everything I could do to be accepted, appreciated and respected, I am no longer bound by those … Continue reading More Than You Can Handle Alone
It was on the hills of Eastern Montana that the life-defining act of a man would be decided. His exploits during the Civil War had propelled him to prominence and recognition and he had gained a spectacular reputation as a leader. His daring and bravery were well documented. In fact, he achieved what many would call greatness in his time. Then came the … Continue reading The G. A. Custer Backstory
To my valued friends, I publish my blog about addiction and more specifically pornography. I challenge the church to action in the midst of the attack of porn on its members. I speak of shame, my disenchantment with the church, my wounds and hurts, and my regret for hurting others. I advocate for people like many of you who join me in our … Continue reading An Open Letter to my Christian Friends
We gather every Sunday to worship God. Our songs plead for mercy and we agree on our mutual, desperate brokenness. We admit our inability to live in a holy and righteous way without Jesus, and yearn for a closeness and bond with our heavenly Father that is unmatched here on this temporal plane. We use the words of lovers, … Continue reading The Table is Set…
I read a blog today on a site which will remain nameless, with a title that will remain nameless, about a subject that will not remain nameless. Someone wrote about several things a pastor could do to avoid sexual temptation. They were listed and expanded on; then I took a moment to read the comments of people … Continue reading NOW is the Time!