Throw Books at Em

TGC put forward an article by Patrick Miller ‘I Lost my Mom to Facebook’ and it was for all intents and purposes fine. I’m not looking to critique but merely to flog a dead horse some more. Pastors do the hard work of making your church a reading church. Couple of things on the frontContinue reading “Throw Books at Em”

A Neutered Pulpit

Editors Note: I don’t want to call this a trigger warning but there are a couple of instances of Luther-esque crude derision. So if you, dear reader, of of the sort that is sensitive perhaps this post is not for you. Introduction Lately I have been having to beef up on the arguments for theContinue reading “A Neutered Pulpit”

If We Would Build from the Ashes

Editors Note: This is Part Two of a duo set of articles on the problem with Children’s Church, why we should burn it down, and what we should do instead. Part One where I argue to burn it to ashes can be read here. Introduction  It continues to mystify me when the forth commandment becameContinue reading “If We Would Build from the Ashes”

Kill it with Fire

Editors Note: This is the first in a two part series, the second of which can be found here. Introduction I’ll admit it, as a children’s missionary, I hate children’s church. Even as a child I hated children’s church. And now, as a professional in children’s ministry, if I had my way I would killContinue reading “Kill it with Fire”

Masks and Modesty

Introduction There is a certain kind of woman that has made my upcoming conclusion like unto shooting fish in a barrel. She professes Christ, dresses in a such a provocative manner that might get him to tell her, “Get behind me Satan.” and is N-95 masked up to the nines out of love for herContinue reading “Masks and Modesty”

I Should Have Seen That Coming

Editors Note: The next few articles will be shorter than usual due to my being a camp pastor for two weeks. While not being wrong on a good majority of Evangelical pastors revealing their squishiness over the past Sunday, I did guess the manifestation of that sponge like spine incorrectly. By way of review IContinue reading “I Should Have Seen That Coming”

A Call for Pastoral Prayers

“Above all – and again this I regard as most important of all – always respond to every impulse to pray… It is the work of the Holy Spirit… So never resist, never postpone it, never push it aside because you are busy. Give yourself to it, yield to it; and you will  find notContinue reading “A Call for Pastoral Prayers”

Gullible is not a Good Look

Introduction I am trying to be charitable, so I do not intend to throw around words like lazy, or cowardly. But is it just me or are a lot of pastors gullible? The ongoing issue at hand is the “deconstructors.” as I just said this is an ongoing issue, so obviously growing that The GospelContinue reading “Gullible is not a Good Look”

Controversies and Keller

Introduction Following, rather sharpish, on the heels of last weeks impromptu covering the easy manipulation of “evangelical elites”  by the government. I new wish to rise to the occasion and encourage charity or at the least call for the majors to stay the majors and the minors the minors. Tim Keller has managed to beContinue reading “Controversies and Keller”

Thanksgiving for a Pastor

Introduction Lately I have been venting my spleen about music ministers*, and while I can’t say it wasn’t fun, It would be healthy to balance my grievances with some gratitude**. As such I would like to take the time to express my deep appreciation for Chris Bennett the pastor of the church I am aContinue reading “Thanksgiving for a Pastor”