Have you ever looked high and low, wondering if you'll ever find the real deal? I have. As long as there are hypocrites, those I speak of here will exist. Pastors who pretend to care. Family who pretends to love you. Christians who pretend to be the holiest people ever. Coworkers who pretend to be … Continue reading Cut the Line of Bull
From the time we are born, there is one word we hate hearing - the word "No!" We don't mind saying it, but the devil comes out of us when we hear it. This generation hates it more than ever because we have this crazy idea that God is our fairy godmother rather than our … Continue reading When God Says No
If you know me, you may think this is an axe to grind. You can make that judgment call, if you will, but you must admit that there is such a thing as divorce discrimination. You won't find it in most workplaces or in average daily life, but you will find it in the church. … Continue reading Divorce Discrimination
I have noticed a trend in churches that is becoming more popular, that is the trend of making the "face" of the church (pastors and platform personalities) more appealing (muscular, fashionable, slender, etc.) and valuing that more than having proven character and experience. The church has developed a Hollywood mentality. Preachers, worship leaders, and other … Continue reading When Image and Talent Trump Character and Experience
You and I must admit we all love happy endings. The couple falls in love and lives happily ever after with no arguments or disagreements. The 1980s sitcoms would have a conflict that would be beautifully resolved by the end of the show. This is real life, right? WRONG! Please understand up front that … Continue reading Fairy Tale Endings
Have you ever thought you were the only person going through a particular struggle in life to discover that many other people are in a similar boat? We have a horrible tendency (at least I do) to carry certain burdens and not talk about them. I have improved in that area over the last few … Continue reading You’re Not Alone!
Beautiful word picture, right? If you have a weak stomach like I do, you can't even stand the thought of it. Nevertheless, this is what so much of church has become. What do you mean, Matthew? I'm so glad you asked😀! Churches do the same thing over and over and over, expecting to get … Continue reading Regurgitated Church
I must say that this has been the most challenging week for me in the area of faith, specifically to finances. Many may assume that I would be full of faith because I am an ordained minister, but I want to be real and confess to a struggle that many in my position would try … Continue reading When My Faith Is Tested
Years ago, churches would have nightly meetings with a guest preacher that would last a week or more. In recent days, they have been cut back to Sunday thru Wednesday if at all. People are extremely busy, so it seems useless to some to even bother scheduling services with such an emphasis. Some people think … Continue reading Are Revivals for Today?
In my years of church work, I have seen lots of troublemakers. God usually helps me pick those out when I go into a church. Even over the last 7 months, my wife and I have visited churches and I can still spot them. In case you might be wondering what some of them … Continue reading Troublemakers