On the Destructive Illusion of Perfection in the Christian Life: A Poem

My brethren We must strive in seminary to Slay The demonic persuasion of Perfection Too many “graduate” Still under the guise that ministry Is about their perfect lives, not the Perfect’s slaughter on a cross. The pulpit is a platform for stardom rather than a sacrificial field for shepherding. Satan wants disciples to ignore their … Continue reading On the Destructive Illusion of Perfection in the Christian Life: A Poem

A Short Reflection on The Lord’s Grace to Me This Christmas

Some of the deepest hurts in mourning are not that you mourn what is no longer here but that you mourn that there are no more tomorrows —no more chances to laugh together, to snuggle together, to playfully banter back and forth. Death severs the ability for new memories to be made and also dampens … Continue reading A Short Reflection on The Lord’s Grace to Me This Christmas

Christian, do you Desire Marriage for the Wrong Reasons?

#1- You're lonely Marriage won't fix it. [Anonymous interrogator]: But how do you know? You're not married. Because taking sinner x sinner does not equal blissful fulfillment except for maybe all of five minutes. If that were true, there would be no lonely married people and no divorces stemming from "unmet needs." You don't have … Continue reading Christian, do you Desire Marriage for the Wrong Reasons?

We Ask Not “How can We Serve our Church?” but “How can Our Church Entertain Us?”

#3 in my series "Pervasive Problems in the American Church" Flashy events. Catchy phrases. Attractive leaders. Feel-good messages. It's interesting how, though not found in any of the praises of the churches in Revelation or in the commandments for holy living, that these are found in nearly all American churches today. "Come to our church! … Continue reading We Ask Not “How can We Serve our Church?” but “How can Our Church Entertain Us?”