Steps to Take to Avoid Unhealthy Churches

The harsh words laden with angry flew from the preacher’s mouth, flowed through powerful overhead speakers and dripped on the thousands seated in the church. This wasn’t the first time he’d used guilt to promote godly behavior; it wasn’t the … Continue reading

Is God looking for heroes to change the world?

I used to think God wanted heroes.  Now I think he’s looking for something else. I need more fingers and toes to count the sermons I’ve heard on the better-known heroes in the Bible.  Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, Deborah, … Continue reading

Going Where You Never Thought You Would

Attracted to something you never guessed you would be?  I am feeling the pull now. I attended a Baptist church throughout my junior and senior high years. This church emphasized Bible study, altar calls, baptism, and sending missionaries around the … Continue reading

The Accepted Addiction: Busyness Pt. 2

Previously I wrote how a week-long illness sparked a period of reflection in my life.  I had adopted a BUSY lifestyle and found it wanting and damaging, not fulfilling.  I decided to make changes. I started with changes to my … Continue reading

The Acceptable Addiction: Busyness

I am convinced that growth and maturity come through the ongoing process of shredding the tapes running in our heads and replacing them with new ones. For years I lived by the mantra, “If you’re busy, you must be important”. … Continue reading