February 17, 2019: Sharing Your Faith Without Losing Your Friends

I have struggled with many motifs in Christian theology and wrangled with the dark side of Christian history, such as the Inquisition, the Crusades, anti-Semitism, and blatant bigotry. All shamelessly perpetuated in the name of Christ. Despite that, I still believe

Sharing Our Faith Without Losing Your Friends

I don’t know about YOUR mother, but my mother gave frequent lectures about sharing when I was growing up. Maybe if my brother and I had been better about doing it, Mom wouldn’t have felt the need to remind us

February 10, 2019: Jesus Came to Save Our Souls, Not Steal Our Minds

I have struggled with many motifs in Christian theology and wrangled with the dark side of Christian history, such as the Inquisition, the Crusades, anti-Semitism, and blatant bigotry. All shamelessly perpetuated in the name of Christ. Despite that, I still believe

February 3, 2019: We Face the Facts About Forgiveness

I have struggled with many motifs in Christian theology and wrangled with the dark side of Christian history, such as the Inquisition, the Crusades, anti-Semitism, and blatant bigotry. All shamelessly perpetuated in the name of Christ. Despite that, I still believe

Forgiveness Is Hard

Joe was dying. The news from his physician was grim. For years he’d been at odds with Bill, formerly one of his best friends. Wanting to straighten things out and reconcile, he sent word for Bill to come and see

When Hardships Come

Is there hope for the broken heart? Will the wounds ever heal? The novelist, Harry Crews, shares insight into this human condition that he learned as a child: “I became fascinated with the Sears Roebuck catalog because all the people

January 27, 2019: I Believe…Because of a Broken Heart

 I have struggled with many motifs in Christian theology and wrangled with the dark side of Christian history, such as the Inquisition, the Crusades, anti-Semitism, and blatant bigotry. All shamelessly perpetuated in the name of Christ. Despite that, I still believe

The Power of a Lunch-Box Note

The other day Joe Williams–one of our youth directors at Asbury UMC–came into my office and showed me a picture of a napkin that was left in the lunchbox of one of our students from her dad. The note simply

January 20, 2019: I Believe…Even When It Doesn’t Come Easy

 I have struggled with many motifs in Christian theology and wrangled with the dark side of Christian history, such as the Inquisition, the Crusades, anti-Semitism, and blatant bigotry. All shamelessly perpetuated in the name of Christ. Despite that, I still believe

Have Doubts?

Woody Allen once said that he would have no difficulty believing in God, IF God would deposit $1,000,000 in a secret Swiss bank account in Woody’s name! You and I might not go that far, but Woody’s comment does spark