The Consequence of Reading Yourself Into The Bible

Please, for the love of your spiritual formation, stop reading yourself into the Bible.

Church Health 101: Destigmatizing Pain and Suffering

The Lewis Revelation “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.’” C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain ItContinue reading “Church Health 101: Destigmatizing Pain and Suffering”

Giftedness vs. Fruitfulness: The Hidden Dangers of Following Gifted Church Leaders

A Dilemma The advent of the Evangelical Industrial Complex and its ugly younger sibling, Celebrity Pastor Syndrome, has forced evangelicals to ponder why they’re so attracted to the concept of global ministry success and the undeniable giftedness of certain personalities who occupy the stage come Sunday morning.  But why do we allow ourselves to emulateContinue reading “Giftedness vs. Fruitfulness: The Hidden Dangers of Following Gifted Church Leaders”

How Should We Treat Someone Who Has Left The Church For Good?

Notable Exits When reading Jon Steingard’s exit-Christianity manifesto I could hardly sit still as I wanted to reach through the screen and explain to him that he was wrong about so many things. How so many of his reasons for leaving Christianity, for abandoning faith, and yes, for leaving the multi-award-winning Christian rock band, HawkContinue reading “How Should We Treat Someone Who Has Left The Church For Good?”