Fast & Furious 6: A Tale of Two Kingdoms

Recently, I saw the re-run of Fast & Furious 6. I stunt-doubled in it (for Vin Diesel, of course), but that’s not the reason why I’m writing this post. The movie is superb. It also depicts two kinds of kingdoms . . . or churches. One is the kingdom (or church) ruled by “precision” . [Read More…]

A Humor Break

So I’ve been writing some pretty heavy blog posts over the last year. Therefore, it’s time for some humor. This one is a classic. The Original: Songified: Give us your one sentence reaction. [Read more…]

Brennan Manning – What He Said to Me That I’ll Never Forget

In 2013, Brennan Manning transitioned from this earth. You’ll find two of his books on my Best 100 Christian Books Ever Written List. If you don’t have them, you should. I had the privilege of spending time with Manning in 2007. We both spoke at a conference along with N.T. Wright. In one of the [Read More…]

John Winthrop’s CITY UPON A HILL Speech (Modern English)

The historical background to the speech. Preached in 1630 and also called “A Model of Christian Charity” by Puritan John Winthrop while he was aboard the ship Arbella. This sermon became the standard that the New England colonists placed upon their capital city of Boston. Interesting how things have changed in New England and the [Read More…]