A GREAT CHALLENGE

One of the greatest challenges of the Christian faith is how it interfaces with culture. An interface is defined as a point where two things meet and interact. I have tried to look beyond the current struggles taking place at this moment in time and imagine how...

PREACHING TO THE CHOIR

The phrase “preaching to the choir” is used to define someone who is commenting on a subject the hearer already agrees with and accepts. It is the fare of political rallies and happens in some Christian venues where the speakers only orbit around accepted facts and...
THE NEXT GUTENBERG MOMENT

THE NEXT GUTENBERG MOMENT

I remember living in Germany and entering a museum to see Gutenberg’s press that printed the first bible. Because Scripture could now be printed, not hand-written, a printed bible could be placed in the hands of the members of a congregation, and not remain chained to...

2022 – The Year of the Naked Church

As the New Year approaches, I was contemplating what the change in the calendar would mean for the Church. I saw the image of a naked individual walking forward to the summit of the New Year. The person was a composite image of the Body of Christ preparing to cross...

When It’s Time to Say “No”

I transitioned from police work and became a pastor many years ago. Occasionally, I am asked a question. “Was it a hard transition to make?” I typically reply, “No. There are more similarities than differences.” Today, I might add a point of clarification to my answer...