A Depressingly “Ecclesiastical” Perspective by Mark Twain

As I was drawn into the Autobiography of Mark Twain, the following paragraph nearly drove me to despair...then I remembered the Gospel... A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle for bread; they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities …

Getting Knocked Out by a German Youth Pastor

(photo credit) Have you ever been dissatisfied with your church?  Have you, pastor, ever wished your church was more...awesome?  Are you astounded by how far your church falls short in the "obeying the Bible" category?  Do members of your congregation let you down--over and over and over again? Meet Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  He's about to take …