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 […]

Zombie Church

  The Condition   Imagine going to a new church for the first time. You walk in, receive a bulletin and proceed awkwardly to your seat. You can feel the glances of the strangers around you, assessing your appearance. The worship starts and people sing songs of joy with expressions of apathy. The preacher delivers […]

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 […]

Maturing

Life is about growing and maturing. When you are born you are helpless. You cant feed yourself. You cant clothe yourself. You can’t take care of yourself. You need someone else for everything. Babies don’t do anything. They just eat, cry, crap, sleep, repeat. As a baby grows it learns. The young boy or girl […]

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 […]

Religious

In recent years there has been a growing distinction between who Jesus is and what religion teaches. It’s an important separation no doubt about that. What is interesting is how quickly we turn back to religion even in our efforts to get away from it. We get this idea in our heads that breaking away […]

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 […]

Jesus Challenge: The Invitation

Jesus Challenge: Invitation The resurrection of Jesus changes everything. Darkness is turned to light, death turned to life, despair turned to hop, and perhaps most significantly sinners turned to saints. Jesus transforms the lives of His people so that they may live more like Him. Jesus turns the sell out into the sold out for […]

Doing something

We see a lot of things that are wrong. Often times we brush them off and ignore them because doing something about it would be too difficult or inconvenient. Sometimes people do bad things. What is worse is that the people of God so often do nothing about it. We look at things in the […]