"More faulty information about God swirls around us today than ever before. No wonder so many followers of Christ are unsure of what they really believe in the face of the new spiritual openness attempting to alter unchanging truth. For centuries the church has taught and guarded the core … [Read more...] about The Disappearance of God: Book Review
In a recent Pastors.com article entitled The Seduction of Ambition Lance Witt writes this insightful paragraph: A healthy soul keeps us both energized and glued together. It seems to me that we are reaping the results of a generation in the church that has been too much about ambition. And the … [Read more...] about The Seduction of Ambition
My youth pastor friend Clayton Bell posted this video recently. It's totally hilarious which is a great enough reason to watch it. But in addition to the value of the humor, it makes some great points. It's a satire about how "full and sound and fury and signifying nothing" some youth "ministry" … [Read more...] about Youth Ministry FAIL
I have heard it said that people these days have shorter attention spans than they did 40 or 50 years ago. Mostly this is attributed to our increasingly entertainment oriented American culture. Andy Stanley, senior pastor of North Point church in the Atlanta area says this, 'There is this myth … [Read more...] about The Myth of Short Attention Spans
Recently at a prayer summit I came across this astounding statistic which stated that, "As many as 80% of Christian students say that they have lost their faith after four years in college." [It's generally a good idea to be a bit skeptical of statistics that come from unknown sources and … [Read more...] about Shocking Statistic on Faith Among College Students
I think many people today dream big and have high hopes for what they will do in life. This is especially true of those students I connect with through my role in college campus ministry. To dream big is great, because God hasn't called us to mediocrity, he has called us to pursue greatness! He has … [Read more...] about Called to Greatness
As you think about goals for the new year consider this quote, "Anti-intellectualism is a disposition to discount the importance of truth and the life of the mind. Living in a sensuous culture and an increasingly emotional democracy, American evangelicals in the last generation have simultaneously … [Read more...] about Fit Bodies – Fat Minds
I just watched Ben Stein's 2008 documentary Expelled:No Intellegence Allowed which is all about how respected scientists who make any mention of Intelligent Design are being black-balled and more-or-less "expelled" from the scientific community. American Professors have been denied tenure, had … [Read more...] about Expelled the Movie
Do we need faith or deeds?... Should I go to work or love my wife?... Should a person repent or be baptized? These questions are all similar to the question I posed in my last post. I asked, "Do people need more information about God or more revelation from God?" I'm about to say something really … [Read more...] about Revelation or Information? – YES!
In Matthew 5:13 Jesus said to a large crowd of his followers, "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt looses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again..." He continues to build upon this with the metaphor of light, saying that they were also the "light of the world" and concludes this … [Read more...] about Do You Make People Thirsty?
Yesterday was a historic day for the United States of America. Senator Barack Obama was elected to be President of this great nation. As the first ever African American to hold this high office of public service, it is an exciting hurdle to cross and a day to be remembered for all of American … [Read more...] about Pray for your Leaders – Even if You Didnt Vote for Them
If you missed it, this past August, Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life hosted the Saddleback Faith Forum and interviewed both Senator McCain and Senator Obama. Here is what they had to say about … [Read more...] about Obama and McCain on Abortion