Vain Hypocrisy

Part of me wanted to make this post at, but I realized this might be less devotional than deserves (a problem when you write at both, and the lines are often gray). Christians have long been trained to abhor the word hypocrite. Jesus has a thing or 10 about hypocrites. The problem is… Continue reading Vain Hypocrisy

Can I quit? I want to.

I’ve been a co-lead pastor for a church for less than a year. I’m tired. The first time I wanted to quit, my senior pastor said… If you can do anything else in your life, and believe that is indeed what God wants you to do, then do it. Ed Eby I might have gotten… Continue reading Can I quit? I want to.

The Boring Life-Saving Stuff

In Jesus and Context, John Frye uses the collective experience of pre-flight safety instruction, and applies it to the eternal saving instructions. Have you ever been bored silly listening once again to the flight attendant rattling off the routine… …should the cabin pressure actually drop at 30,000 feet and those little yellow masks make their… Continue reading The Boring Life-Saving Stuff


Yes, it is not very Christian to want something, but COME ON…5 horsepower to go 60mph! hattip: Flixxy

Log Into Another Session On Terminal Server

I log into my computer at work (I am blessed to be telecommuting 3+ days a week) using Remote Desktop Connection. During various internet burps, or other connection issues, I’ve ended up reconnecting to the server using another session, meaning all the stuff I was working on is inaccessible. I discovered this by accident. I’m… Continue reading Log Into Another Session On Terminal Server

New Worship Styles Un-Becomining?

Mark Galli, in his article Seeker Unfriendly on Christianity Today, writes on the accessibility of worship to the seeker or newcomer. Part of what I like about this article is that it is referring more to modern or contemporary worship styles as being inaccessible, which is exactly the issue the modern/contemporary style was to address,… Continue reading New Worship Styles Un-Becomining?

An Answer, Somewhat…

In fact, sin was in the world before the law, but sin is not charged to one’s account when there is no law. So then, as through one trespass there is condemnation for everyone, so also through one righteous act there is life-giving justification for everyone. For just as through one man’s disobedience the many… Continue reading An Answer, Somewhat…

The Risks of Being A Pastor

I’m not sure how I feel about this article.  A lot of the issue brought up, don’t seem particularly surprising.  The biggest issue is burnout, I think.  What pastors need to know, and learn if they don’t, there must be boundaries between their ministry, and their life.

Court Acknowledges What Some Of Us New All Along

Court strikes down D.C. ban on guns Appeals Court Says Gun Ban Violates 2nd Amendment The first interesting part of the decision: We are told by the District that the Second Amendment was written in response to fears that the new federal government would disarm the state militias by preventing men from bearing arms while… Continue reading Court Acknowledges What Some Of Us New All Along