How To Be Really Terrible at Interpreting the Bible

How are we supposed to read the bible? Is the bible self-interpreting? Or do we have to be taught how to read it? Who decides which reading of the bible is correct and where did they get this authority? Why do some people say “the bible says,” constantly in order to prove their opinion about [Read More…]

Happy 15th Anniversary

So, fifteen years ago today I was a nervous wreck. I was about to be married. I wasn’t nervous about marrying Kristin, she and I were good, I was just nervous about the ceremony. For all of the countless hours I’ve spent on a stage, I still am nervous when it comes to formal ceremonial [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I finally got new jeans that seem to fit – American Eagle… strange. I confess that on the family outing to the mall to buy jeans I spent exactly 48 seconds in Abercrombie & Fitch and nearly threw up. First of all the music is way too loud. Second, the clothing is [Read More…]

Mormonism – not really considered to be among the fastest growing faiths

According to the official LDS church statistics for 2011 there are now over 6 million Mormons living in the United States. That’s 2% of the population. The church has lately been described as of the fastest-growing faiths in the country. Between 1990 and 2008 the LDS church claims to have grown by 30%, which is [Read More…]

Polarize Everything!

Here is a great blog post by my used to be kid-next-door neighbor. Keith’s all grown up and, has some interesting things to say here. Nice word, Keith.Here are a couple of pull quotes: “I know I can be a bully about my opinions and leanings. I don’t want to be. I want to be [Read More…]

Always Sad to see the Football Season Go

This has been one of my favorite football seasons ever. Mostly because my oldest son sat beside me in a chair and we watched a good 25 games together from start to finish. There is something about sports that helps boys relate to their fathers. Also because K-State rocked a great season with their own [Read More…]

John Piper: “God has given Christianity a masculine feel…”

A couple quick pull quotes from John Piper’s statement on masculinity and the Christian faith: “…the fullest flourishing of women and men takes place in churches and families where Christianity has this God-ordained, masculine feel,” “Theology and church and mission are marked by overarching godly male leadership in the spirit of Christ, with an ethos [Read More…]

2012 National Prayer Breakfast

It’s time for my – more or less – yearly take on the National Prayer Breakfast. This year my take is simple. President Obama made a short speech at the event. Here are a few pull quotes for the quick gist. At the bottom is a video of the speech. I try to watch these [Read More…]

“What if there’s no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.”

It’s Groundhog Day – a completely irrelevant holiday only made noteworthy because Bill Murray is the king of rock and roll. If you want to blow off your adult responsibilities, you can actually watch the entire movie online for free at youtube. Here’s the link. This is one of my all-time favorite movies. It perfectly [Read More…]

Theology Matters

I stumbled across this interesting video the other day. It’s really well done & as a theology nerd, I enjoyed it. It’s a promotional tool for a book called Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris. I have never read the book and so cannot recommend it. However I can quibble with one aspect of what [Read More…]