It’s an odd thing that Ash Wednesday falls on the same day as Valentine’s Day this year. I overheard someone make the comment, “How unromantic is that?” I must admit. Having ashes spread across your forehead while you are reminded that you came from dust and to dust you will return, isn’t the best way … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: The Best Ash Wednesday
The Christian Church is the most segregated institution in America. I’m not sure that you got that. It’s far too easy to read over those words without letting them sink into your soul. So let me write it one more time for you to read. The Christian Church is the most segregated institution in America. … Continue reading The Segregated Church
In the first chapter of Acts we see Jesus ascend into Heaven and his followers standing and staring into the sky. I always find this scene a little funny. I don’t know if Luke meant to convey comedy, but I laugh anyways. I imagine the disciples squinting their eyes towards the sky with their jaws … Continue reading Face Problems Like the Apostles
Our smart phones are amazing things. They remind us to pick up the kids from soccer practice. They tell us what we need at the grocery store. They help us pay bills. Oh yeah, they also make phone calls. Our world has been revolutionized by the smart phone. There's an app for virtually anything and … Continue reading Two Free Apps For Christians
I know that I'm a little late to the game here. This book has been out for some time, but I'm in the middle of a career transition here so I'm expanding my horizons. I was looking at great books to read for marketing and this book appeared to be exactly what I was looking … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Contagious: Why Things Catch On’ by Jonah Berger
I don't often listen to Christian radio talk shows. In fact, I try to avoid them. They're usually filled with illogical, politically misleading, and theologically inaccurate commentary. Once in a while I'll find myself scanning the radio and stopping on a show that peaks my interest. Shortly after the election, I found myself listening to … Continue reading Heal the Divide 3: Up for debate?
In the book of Luke, Jesus is asked a very important question. He instructed a man that he must love God with all his heart, soul and strength and love his neighbor as himself. This man asked Jesus what a lot of people were probably thinking. Who is my neighbor? That's a very important question. Who exactly is Jesus talking … Continue reading Heal the Divide Part 2: Who Is My Neighbor?