God Isn’t Fair

I’ve been reading Andy Stanley’s book Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend. It’s a good read. If you’ve not picked it up, head to the local bookstore and flip through it a bit. Andy’s every bit as engaging on the page as he is in the pulpit, and the first section […]

Why Exactly Are You a Christian?

I’m working on my sermons for this week (that’s right, I get to preach TWICE; time to panic) and one of the questions that keeps popping up in my mind is why are people even Christians in the first place? The believer in me says that it’s because any person who has labeled themselves Christian […]

The Never-ending Quest to Be Right

I’m weary from the past couple of days insanity. The election and all of its required hand-wringing is now over, but the backlash from the results remains. I’ve been overwhelmed by the number of people insisting that the election was won or lost solely on a particular issue or strategy. The reality seems more likely […]


Certain topics wind there way into your brain and have a way of camping out there. I was able to preach this past Sunday at my church, and given that the Fourth is this week, our theme for the day was freedom. I sat down to study freedom in both a biblical and cultural context, […]