bad place

Why You Are In A Bad Place (And How To Get Out Of It)

I hate to admit it, but I have had various periods of my life where I have been in a bad, bad place.  Seasons where I felt trapped, like there was no escape hatch.  The sense that my life was completely not working.  That I was doomed to either continue on the same pointless treadmill- getting nowhere.  Striving and stressing and finding no way out.  Or worse, like the roof and walls were going to collapse on me and that I would slip into the … [Read More...]

iPhone

We Are All The Citizens of iPhone World

  I live in iPhone World.  My guess is you do too. I woke up early this morning thanks to the alarm on my iPhone.  Later, I had a text-based conversation with my 13 year old son, while he was in the middle of a Jr. High class.  I commented on a conference, going on two states away via Twitter, and at least a couple of people noticed my comment and seemed to appreciate it.  I used the Weather Channel App to decide what kind of clothes I … [Read More...]

missional

Where the Missional Church Misses It

It has been years since I talked with a Pastor who didn’t describe themselves as missional. It has been a long time since I have been on a church website that didn't include the word missional somewhere in their value … [Read More...]

racism

Racism, Riots, and Religion Revisited

Dave: What has this world come to?  God help us... There used to be a time when there was respect for law and order.  When young people listened to their parents and their teachers and the police- no matter what race they … [Read More...]

violence

Religion is Violent

Krynn: So…  Look…  I just don’t get how you can be religious.  I simply don’t get it at all.  I mean, c’mon!  Haven’t you paid attention to the news for the last 15 years!?  Religion is violent. Who flies planes into … [Read More...]

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I Know, Church Sucks. But…

Connor:  Yo, Brian- what’s goin on?  Hey, I wanted to share something with you because I thought you might be the kind of person to talk about this with.  I hope what I have to share will make sense to you and that you wont … [Read More...]