I have no stats to back this up, but I think people actually lie to pastors more than anyone else. It’s probably because we really do want to believe people have good intentions. It’s also probably because we live sheltered little lives and never really come into contact with sin–like really filthy, sticky sin. Because … More Five Lies Every Pastor Believes
There is a reason we are enamored with The Shack. We have a longing to see God’s purposes played out in metaphor, in terms we can touch and taste and feel. We are feeble creatures, and we need spiritual realities to be depicted in physical terms. The Shack scratches an itch–albeit poorly, like when you reach your hand … More Who Needs ‘The Shack’? We’ve Got Abraham, Isaac, and the Servant!
I want you to take a moment and think. Think back and answer this question: When was the last time your whole family made it to church all four Sundays in a month? It seems like an easy question to answer, at first. But then you remember that your son had a basketball tournament two … More Can You Handle The Four Week Challenge?
I watched the Super Bowl last night, and I must say: I have never regretted watching something so much in my life. Full disclosure–I am a Miami Dolphins fan, so let’s just say there is no love lost between me and the Patriots. In between Tom Brady getting sacked like a dozen times and throwing … More Audi Asks, “Where Do Our Little Girls Find Value?”
My wife and I got married only eight years ago, but it feels like an eternity. We didn’t know we were supposed to find a billowy field with a rustic barn for an outdoor wedding. We didn’t know we were supposed to wear suspenders and mix-matched dresses. We didn’t know we were supposed to have chalkboards … More Is Pinterest Changing the Way We Wed?
Scholars and joe-church members have wrestled with the organization of the Bible’s stories for millennia. Already in 160 A.D., Tatian had written the Diatessaron (meaning “Through Four, One”)–an attempt to harmonize the events of the four different Gospels into one long, chronological story. Prominent churchmen like Augustine and John Calvin have also tried their hand at gospel harmonization, … More Why Isn’t the Bible in Chronological Order?