Church Sign Epic Fails, “Show Me the Money” Edition

Not sure if this is a prosperity gospel deal or a fundraising ploy, but either way, always a stellar idea to borrow phrases for church from a movie about a greedy, selfish sports agent.

I got a visit from my pastor recently asking me to give more. Then it occurred to me; my wife is my pastor! And what the heck is she doing with that new Lexus? Gah! Church Sign Epic Fails, “Apocalypse Now” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Mormons Rock” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Family Values” [Read More...]

The Only Way Out is Through (A Lenten Reflection)

(I decided to share some meditations I wrote for Chalice Press a few years ago for their Lenten Meditation book. Here’s hoping these help guide you through this time of reflection, shadow and wrestling with the complexities of mortality.) A day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! -Joel 2:2 Who [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Apocalypse Now” Edition

Good thing is you don't have to give any offering at this church, seein' how they ain't gonna be around to pay rent next month. That landlord's such a sucker!

I’ve heard Christians talk about “end times” my whole life, but it hasn’t happened yet. Maybe God-time is like the last two minutes of a football game… Church Sign Epic Fails, “Mormons Rock” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Family Values” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Pass the Ammo” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “We Serve [Read More...]

VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails, “Mormons Rock” Edition

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Why video? Because sometimes reading can make your brain really hurt! Let me break it down for ya… [Read more...]

Five New Christian Cliches to Avoid

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I was pretty amazed by the popularity of the first lists of Christian clichés I created (linked at the bottom of this article). I think it was because so many Christians saw themselves somewhere in the list and others (maybe even some Christians!) have been on the receiving end of these clichés and resonated with [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails: Reader Submission Special Edition

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Recently, I got a request from Thomas Nelson publishers to give away ten copies of “Red Letter REvolution,” the new book by Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne, through my various networks. What better way to give then away, I decided, than to solicit church signs from the public at large! And you guys came up [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, Vol XXIV

Mom, mom, can I PLEEEEASE go to that church Sunday?

For all you Arabic number snobs, that’s volume 24 of your favorite cringeworthy church signs. Order up!!! Church Sign Epic Fails, Christian T-Shirt Edition Church Sign Epic Fails: “Festival of Tolerance” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, Volume XXI Church Sign Epic Fails, Volume Twenty Church Sign Epic Fails, Volume Nineteen Church Sign Epic Fails, Volume [Read More...]

Nine (Final) Christian Cliches to Avoid

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Read article one in the series here: Ten Cliches Christians Should Never Use Read article two in the series here: Ten More Cliches Christians Should Avoid Read Part Four here: Ten Antidotes to Christian Cliches The response to this series of articles has been pretty overwhelming, and generally, very positive. For the handful of folks who label [Read More...]


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