Non-Denominational Guide to Official Worship Signals (Hilarious!)

This image was sent to me in a forward. I thought it was so awesome that I’d share it with you.  Source: Tim Hawkins: check out this site to buy the T-shirt! [Read more...]

Consumerism Destroys Calling: Reflections on Student Ministry from “Consuming Youth”

*The following comes from someone I admire quite a bit, Rick Bartlett.  He’s served in ministry to both adults and youth in the UK and US.  I commend his book about youth ministry and consumerism to you! I’m a pastor. I haven’t always embraced this title, but I’m doing so now. How did I become [Read More...]

For the Love of Mumford: Learning about Love and Forgiveness

*The following originally appeared in Christian Leader and was used with the permission of the author. Buying the 2009 Mumford and Sons album Sigh No More was an incredibly foolish decision. It was an impulsebuy in the intoxicating halls of Amoeba Music, a purchase based on small snippets of these British folks rock songs I [Read More...]

Treat Them Like a Tax Collector: Reflections on Matthew 18, Church Discipline, and Andrew

Jesus offers a model for reconciliation in Matthew 18.15-17.  Often, these three verses are used for the opposite of this: alienation.  These words operate as a law in some settings, when in fact they are meant to give guidance toward restoring relationship. Over the past few days, Matthew Paul Turner hosted a series of blogs [Read More...]


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