When the Christian Life is Easier Said Than Done

Yesterday I went over to a friend’s place to visit. What I’ve always appreciated about this friend is her authenticity when it comes to her struggles in raising three children. Her husband walked in the door as I was attempting to round up my kids. The three of us got into a good, unexpected conversation …

Church, Meth, & the Gospel

“The church I grew up in was hypocritical,” my waiter said after I asked him about his church background. “I’m from east Texas- you know the Meth capital of the world. So people would do Meth and then go to our Baptist church on Sunday,” he said with a somewhat frustrated voice. “They acted so …

Bring your Bibles, but don’t bring your problems?

There is a cancer happening in churches across the country today and it has to do with morality– the same disease that controlled the Pharisees and teachers of the law in Jesus’ time. It’s the idea that you have to “do” this or do that to be accepted by God. It’s the idea that you …