When you are Pissed Off, Put that Energy Elsewhere

Have you ever been pissed off? I realize that this is crude langauge for some, but it’s authentic language. Sometimes we are angered in a way that makes our blood boil. What are those anger-triggers for you? Sometimes we get angry about things that really shouldn’t anger us. Coffee’s too cold. Coffee’s too hot (seasonal [Read More...]

5 Church-Types to Probably NOT Avoid, but Embrace

Recently I reflected upon 5 Church-Types to Probably Avoid. My list (which for the explanation of each point you will need to check out that post as well) was as follows: 1) A church in which “Truth” is the most common word in the vocabulary. 2) A church that is driven by a strong personality… [Read More...]

The Only Time Torture was Ever “Good” – water baptisms and state-sanctioned brutality

Sarah Palin’s recent comments comparing waterboarding to the baptism of terrorists is creating quite a bit of online chatter. I, for one, would be offended – that is if I actually cared about her opinion. Most people (I hope!) don’t take her seriously as a spokesperson for Jesus or Christianity. So, she continues to dig [Read More...]

The Crisis of Millennial Mentorship: what young leaders desperately need to hear

[This article originally appeared in the Spring | Summer 2014 Journal (Vol. 12.1) Conversations: A Forum for Authentic Transformation. This particular volume’s theme was “Wisdom and Aging” and offered several pieces on spiritual transformation from across the generational spectrum. I can’t recommend picking up a copy of this issue enough!] I was on the edge [Read More...]


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