This Colorado “church” wants to worship pot

Last week, the Colorado House rejected an attempt to ban pot use in churches.  Who would have thought that this would even be something to think about? But  the controversial International Church of Cannabis opened in Denver forcing the hand of stunned legislators. State Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, proposed an amendment to a broader bill on pot use to bar [Read More…]

Christians checking out of society – Is this our highest calling?

An entire generation of Christians are feeling uncertain these days. Having put their hopes in a political solution to society’s ills they are realizing that maybe all the lobbying, letter writing, protesting and voting was for naught. This goes for both sides of the aisles. I have several friends and a brother that do not [Read More…]

Napping in the Gethsemane (When apathy and empathy collide)

The prayers were agonizing. They were so intense that red sweat stained his white robe on this blackest of nights. The sorrow was excruciatingly deep, painful and overwhelming. Jesus said he felt like dying. A pall hung over the olive garden, an unsettling silence punctured only by His agonizing plea to His friends, “Stay here. [Read More…]

Are you ready to dream?

As a chubby nine-year old, I dreamt of a new bike, gleaming, new. Almost resplendent. And of course, it was red. And glowing. I promised to God that if I got one for my birthday I would clean it everyday and always lock it up in the shed at night. I closed my eyes and [Read More…]

Shipwrecked? There’s hope.

We are a shipwrecked people, swamped by the raging seas. Desperately we look for something to cling to, a plank of hope. We know that hope isn’t our money. We know it’s not our fortune. We know it’s not our good looks. We know it’s not our family connection. We know it’s not our jobs. [Read More…]

When you feel like you aren’t qualified to lead

Do you feel like you are just not cut out to carry the load that you have been burdened with? Feel like you’re too old, not smart enough, too young, not experienced enough… Name the excuse and we can all relate. I am currently in several roles — roles I didnt seek out. They are [Read More…]

What’s the difference between ignorance and apathy?

“What’s the difference between ignorance and apathy?  — I don’t know and I don’t care.”— Mother Goose and Grimm “I the devil, will always see to it that there are bad people. Your job, my dear Wormwood, is to provide me with the people who do not care.” — The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis I am finding that I’m [Read More…]

Admit it, we all need a little praise

We all love to hear words of praise. I don’t care how self-effacing you are, there is still a welling of pride that comes when others recognize the works of your hands. We like praise. We love praise. We crave praise. It started as children when even the worse drawing with a blunt crayon was [Read More…]

Ready to fly?

You just never know You never know where an interest will lead You never know what a passion will inspire You never know who else you motivate You never know … You might just change the world   Let me tell you a short story about a man named Milt He was a pastor by [Read More…]

Does the church need to be relevant or does it need to be true?

This isn’t an article about modern vs. traditional church music. It isn’t about steeples or Sunday School. It isn’t about vain repetition or the need to bring back hats in church. It isn’t about any of the silly stuff that should have left a long time ago. It’s an article about why Christianity needs to be [Read More…]