These are trying times in our country. As if a global pandemic was not bad enough, the great pandemic of racism has reared its ugly head once again through the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. It is not as if this issue disappeared for a season and came back in a new wave. Rather, those of […]
As a minister, nothing makes my stomach hurt like the phrase “church-shopping” and the statements that often come with it:
- “I didn’t like their worship style.”
- “The pastor preached a little long.”
- “There weren’t enough programs available.”
The list goes on and on. One could write a book about the many issues […]
Bowing to Baal
I recently heard someone on the radio say that we (Americans) live in a “post-religion” nation. The radio personality went on to describe how America has become a land void of virtue, no longer giving spiritual matters much thought. In other words, America has become increasingly secular.
This is, in my opinion, untrue.
Allow me to suggest that the exact […]
I am all about believers’ baptism. Dunk ‘em. Let’s do it. A couple weeks into my time as assistant rector at my local parish, we celebrated as a church family when the father of one of our members was baptized as an adult Christian believer.
I am also all about infant baptism. Sprinkle that child. Let’s […]
Growing up, words like “Jesus” and “Church” were commonplace. My parents raised me and my siblings in a Christian household, and I cannot remember a time where I did not know about how Jesus died for my sins and rose again. In my Baptist upbringing, the Gospel was shared almost every Sunday. I knew the lines, and by the time […]