Perhaps you are wondering what a lion-headed god serpent has to do with Contemporary Christian Music (CCM). Well, stay tuned. I have been mulling over the article I read and posted a few days ago, and the layers of that onion just kept coming off--to the point that a Part 3 to this topic may … Continue reading Sensual Interjections of Religious Rock (CCM) — Part 2
Today many Christians across the world will celebrate Ash Wednesday. As a Baptist, the liturgical calendar has never been my strong suit, and I have to admit that I was confused the first time I saw the ashen crosses--which was while I was in college! However, throughout the years, I have come to respect those … Continue reading Wilderness Wandering: Ash Wednesday
Sorry, Louis. You have no place on the IPod of the truly religious Christian. Part of taking a new pastorate means you inherit all of the junk mail of the previous guy. There is an independent Baptist newspaper that shows up in my mailbox--sort of like a letter from Paul--that contains all kinds of..."articles". The … Continue reading The Sensual Injections of Religious Rock (CCM) — Part One
(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 … Continue reading Getting Knocked Out by a German Youth Pastor
My wife and I have reminisced about our days in youth group--our foolishness, pride, and short-sightedness...but this video will make you blush at it's sarcastic accuracy. The cynic in me couldn't contain the laughter, and the pastor in me is trying to hold back the tears.
(photo credit)"Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day...how sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" -Psalm 119:97,103Take a second and think. In the past week, has there been a time when you can identify with these words? If not, chances are you are … Continue reading Stop Studying Your Bible All the Time…