As a pastor, I always kind of dreaded the big holidays....I felt like I had prepared a message and service that was woefully inadequate.
Introducing a little counter-cultural, John the Baptist-ish influence into your Advent.
Maybe the real crime against Christ and Christmas occurred when the Savior of the world somehow got wrapped up in our consumerism in the first place. What if Jesus is actually relieved every time his name gets removed from one more cultural liturgy or marketing ploy?
I have become more solidly convinced over time that a huge reason why we don’t read our Bibles more isn’t because we are afraid it isn’t true but because are terrified that it really is.
I still remember very clearly the moment of my “conversion” in terms of how I saw service. In 2008 I was invited along on a work project to Liberia. We were going to help build …
I'm pro-life. I always have been. However, it hasn't been until more recently that I've begun to realize that being pro-life means a great deal more than simply how one votes on Election Day every four years.