Does church help us live like Jesus?

By |2018-03-02T16:39:03-06:00January 12th, 2015|

It’s Monday. How was church yesterday (if you went)? What, if anything, did you learn or discover while investing an hour or two in your local church? Did going to church yesterday help you to [...]

Your true voice

By |2018-03-02T18:57:51-06:00June 12th, 2012|

To speak the truth--it is a Christian value, arguably. And yet, many of us are afraid to say what's in our hearts, hesitant to reveal ourselves too completely. We have learned, over the years, whether [...]

Dysfunctional churches

By |2011-12-03T15:54:56-06:00December 3rd, 2011|

It's been said that one of the best arguments in favor of Christianity is Christians, and one of the strongest evidences against Christianity is also Christians. Case in point: The Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church, in rural [...]

Living in Sabbath Simplicity

By |2018-03-02T18:59:22-06:00November 9th, 2011|

The writing life includes, oddly enough, speaking. While they are two different skills, being an author means connecting with readers through a variety of media, including face-to-face interaction. After speaking about social media marketing at [...]

What gets in the way?

By |2018-03-02T19:00:39-06:00May 20th, 2011|

Spoiler alert: Giving away free books. Leave a comment to enter the drawing! I grew up in a church that taught me to love God’s word. That was the up side. The down side was [...]

Carter steps out of Southern Baptist camp

By |2009-07-20T17:15:38-05:00July 20th, 2009|

Interesting news item today about former President Jimmy Carter announcing that he is leaving the Southern Baptist church because of its stance on women. I don't agree with everything Jimmy Carter believes, but I think he's [...]

Sweet Sabbath

By |2018-03-02T19:06:48-06:00June 22nd, 2008|

Today was a totally sweet Sabbath. In a classic last minute decision, my daughter decided that today would be a good day to get baptized. Our church holds baptism several times a year indoors, but [...]

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