Jesus goes Trick or Treating

It seems like every year October kicks of controversial. As Halloween rolls around the religious zealot war over costumes and candy begins. Secular people prepare for Halloween while churches wiggle around trying to figure out how to navigate these choppy waters without making someone mad. To some Halloween is a harmless night of fun and […]

Why religion?

Someone asked me today, why religion is our default mode? Why we always turn to it even when we know deep down we shouldn’t. I started thinking about it. My conclusion was that it comes down to control. Religion is something we DO. It doesn’t have to be your identity. It doesn’t require surrender. It […]

When did Jesus die?

The Gospel is the story of Jesus. It’s tells of the Son of God who took on flesh and became a man. Who lived a righteous life without sin and became the sacrifice for sin. Jesus laid down His life for us. God loved us so much that He sent His Son to die in […]

Noah

Got to love it when an “atheist” makes a movie about a Bible story. Or then again, maybe you don’t. What surprises me is that Christians are surprised that Hollywood would make a movie about the Bible that does not follow it word for word. Really? You didn’t see that coming? Love it or hate […]

Ice

So we thought we left the cold weather when we moved to the southeast. Apparently that was an incorrect hypothesis. This marks the second week this winter where we are basically iced in the house. I appreciate my laptop and home office much more now as they allow me to continue to be effective getting […]

Zombie Church

My book Zombie Church is available (for a limited time) as a free online download (offer ends January 6th). You pay for the book by tweeting it or posting it to your Facebook page. Even if you already have the book you can help me promote it by tweeting or reposting this. Here is the […]

Christmas

As a child, Christmas was a magical time of year for me. It was filled with elves, snowmen, and perhaps most importantly, a reindeer with a glowing red nose. I never stopped to question how his nose would allow Santa to see through fog. (The high beams on my car barely do that). I never […]

Connections

Cohesion is not a natural trait in man. It can be seen in nature. It can be observed in science. Things were made to bond together. There is something about people that prevents us from connecting with the same apparent ease. We all have our own agendas. We have different ideas, priorities, and values. Combine […]

Time

What would happen if our view of time were to change? For a country that as seen by others as “where their God on their wrists” what would it even look like? The cultural norm at this point is busyness. The busier you are the more important you must be. To what end? Are our […]

Being Good

I grew up on the “supposed to” diet of the religious faith. It was pretty simple, all of life was comprised of two lists. One list were the good things we were supposed to do while the other was a bad list of things we were not supposed to do. Great debate ensued in regards […]