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  • Why the Church Loves so Badly

    Once, I did something badly until I achieved success. In my early forties, after several years of intense training, I earned my first-degree black belt. I was last in my class from start to finish. It never stopped being a surprise to everyone, including me, that I’d managed this feat. I was driven, at the …[ read more ]

  • There’s No Back Pew on the Front Lines

    Just another weekend worship service. Nothing special. Not Easter or Christmas or revival. We ask God to open our eyes, but what if He truly answered and we could suddenly see what happens when His people gather –the spiritual reality assembled weekly in the foxhole of our churches. Loved ones, there is no back pew …[ read more ]

  • On the Day They Shoot Me Down in My Pew

    Don’t make speeches on the day they shoot me down in my pew, voice raised in praise to the One True God. Shun the microphones, cameras, and interviews, loved ones, it’s a carnival show. Refuse to listen to the talking heads, politicians, haters, and those with ready answers. They are only now realizing we’re at …[ read more ]

  • A Second Slice of Lie Pie

    When we’re watching what we eat, most of us decline a second piece of pie. When the first slice is offered, we accept, but just a sliver, you know, so as not to insult our host or hostess. We consume for the cook’s comfort, not our own, of course. But a second piece, well now, …[ read more ]

  • A Christian By Any Other Name . . .

    What’s in a name? Apparently, a lot, according to those of us who follow Jesus! We clearly attribute much to what we’re called. “Christian” isn’t doing it anymore, so we twist ourselves into linguistic pretzels coming up with labels that don’t have negative connotations for anyone and that adequately describe who we are as new …[ read more ]