Is Being Busy A Good Problem?

If you live in America, and attend a traditional church, or mega-church, or really any church that wants to “grow” its membership numbers, you have probably heard many people tell you how “busy” they are.  Saying you are “busy” has become a default response to say when someone asks how you are doing. It seems […]

What Would Your “Group Think”?

I really want to be part of a bible study, and want to socialize with other Christians, but I do not want all the baggage bible studies carry with them.  I want people to just get together and just BE … no format, just talk life, discuss scripture (Christ), eat together, help one another, and […]

The “F” Word

The F-word is farce.  “A foolish show, a mockery, a ridiculous sham” We spend our whole lives making sure no one sees the cracked pieces we are so desperately trying to hold together. In my prior institutional church life, people would just sit in the seats waiting for the show, and God forbid you try […]

I Could Only Think Of Two Words…

Holy Shit! That is all I could say when I heard the news out of the Billy Graham camp.  I am at a loss for words on how sickening this is, and how blind many Christians are to the horse shit Evangelicals are up to. Jesus is not a political party people… some need to […]

“churchtailing”

“church” is changing fast.  It is insane the changes I have witnessed over just the last 10 years. However, the next 10 years could be even more incredible.  If I was employed as a pastor, or a minister in the plethora of paid staff in a church, I would be figuring out how to survive […]

A New Book Coming Out In November

I am excited to read a new publication coming out this November called “Finding Church”. The main facilitator, and author, of this awesome community project is Jeremy Myers who blogs over at Till He Comes.  He is writing posts with a quick snippet of who each author is that told their story about Finding Church.  […]

“Grounds” For Thought

As I sat on my front porch the other night, where I do a lot of my thinking, I was pondering all this hoopla about foods being “organic”.  From what I read, these are foods produced using methods that do not involve modern man-made synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers.  I was […]

Outside Living Free

From what you read on my blog, you know I dislike the ways man-made institutions are run (and I know none of them are perfect or will never be perfect).  I emphasize the “church” in my blog because that subject comes from years of experience, but many other institutions are used to gain power in […]

Having Your Noggin Washed

I have been thinking a lot of my past experiences within the institution called church. Have you ever felt like you have been brainwashed? Are there times when you find yourself suddenly craving some McDonald’s fries, or salivating about owning a new 2013 Ford mustang convertible, or that you need to have whiter teeth like […]