Everyday as I’m scrolling through my Facebook feed I see all sorts of shared posts about “The 10 Things The Church Needs to do to Survive” or “8 Ways That the Church is Missing the Mark” or countless other stories in the same ilk.… Read the rest
Last night, as is my usual practice, I headed over to the local “8:05 Group” of Alcoholic Anonymous for my weekly does of 12 Step education.
For the record, just in case anyone is wondering, I don’t have the disease of alcoholism.… Read the rest
I confess that one of the things that has always eluded me is how Mother’s Day has become one of the high holy days in the life of the American church.
Don’t get me wrong . . . I like mothers as much as the next guy.… Read the rest
I think most of the world has seen my Facebook post from yesterday in which I announced that I am being appointed to serve as the Sr. Pastor of the City Road Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison, TN. In that statement, I acknowledged that I had thought at the beginning of the week that I was going to serve in another position at the conference office, but that the Holy Spirit had other plans in mind.… Read the rest
Not long ago I sat in a worship service listening to another pastor exhort his congregation to service and carrying out the radical call of Christ to love our neighbors. I was sitting there silently cheering him on when all of the sudden he made the following comment:
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Now before anyone panics, understand that I’m not suggesting that we’re going to let the local homeless take residence in our church.