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What is Wrong with this Picture? A lesson on young leaders.

What is wrong with this picture? A lesson on young people. This picture, or ones like it, are hanging in churches and homes all over the world.  Every time I see one I am slightly annoyed. Not because it is painted poorly, or is crooked on the wall. No, it...

Yes, You can be moral without a belief in God

I have heard, read, and followed this argument on many threads, blogs, videos, and debates. 'Do we need God for us to be good, to be moral?' I usually have wanted to yell at someone because it is completely obvious people without faith can have morals, love extravagantly, and strive...

The Upsidedown Kingdom – One of the greatest lessons ever given.

There are several times mentioned in the gospels where the disciples argued amongst themselves about which of them would be the greatest.  The fact they they argued over that is not surprising as it seems to be part of human nature.  Churches, as well as, any group have had people...

What I Appreciate about the Atheist Movement

Some may think this would be a strange topic to bring up being as I am a person of Faith, a Christian, a Pastor, and I writer on such issues.  However, no matter how odd you think it may be, I have a real appreciation for several friends, authors, and...

Why I Am Proudly Religious

Just a few thoughts from my upcoming book release 'The Beautiful Christ' It seems no one wants to be religious anymore.  Christopher Hitchens has called religion, 'the root of all evil.'  Others have said worse.  There are far too many examples of what people have done, and are doing on...

Who is My Disciple?

Some rambling from my book - 'The Disciple' Recently a pastor told me about a difficult time his church had gone through.  A large portion of the church members had left after a series of difficult situations that had occurred.  After the dust settled, they made a remarkable discovery.  They...

Things That Are Wrong in the Bible

From the upcoming Beautiful Christ Book - Discussing Christ through the objections people have to faith, religion, and Christianity. Much of the Bible is the history of God's people.  Just like ourselves, our history includes stories of great memories and events.  It also contains our faults and failures.  In the...

The Problem with the Bible

To even bring this up in various settings as I travel it has brought up much emotion.  To openly mention it, and discuss it, seems to be quite offensive, as we certainly hold the Bible in highest regard.  It truly is the Word of God, the Truth, and God breathed. ...