Bless this Mess (somehow…please)

I’m sitting in my car at Starbucks, writing.  I feel stupid, it probably is stupid.  There was a church women’s group meeting at my house.  Great group of ladies, but with that much estrogen in the room I figured it was a smart move to skeedaddle. I’ve finally got the night to myself, without anything…

Saga of the Drive-By Pulpit Committee

So this week, after a nearly 9 month process, after answering the world’s longest questionnaire, after having the specter of a possible move over my head while trying to go on at my church like nothing’s happening, I got word I would not be called as the new pastor of First Baptist, LoDebar (not their…

I’m unfollowing you on Facebook, bless your heart…

I’m unfollowing you on Facebook. Not unfriending, but I won’t be seeing your posts, at least for now. I’ve loved Facebook since the first time I logged on. It helps me get reconnected with old friends. But most of all, I’ve loved making new friends with people I don’t always completely agree with. I think…

Full Contact Worship

The flag ladies you’ll find in some churches fascinate me. They’re the equivalent of a church dance team, although there’s no pelvic gyrating. Their feet hardly ever leave the floor, which keeps them from doing anything that might look like actual dancing.  I grew up Baptist, so dancing was always a big no-no, right up…

Scary Church People

When I first started pastoring, I wanted everyone to come to my church. Now? Not so much. By the way, I use the term “my church” to refer to where I happen to be the pastor, not that I own the church. Amazingly, there are churches which are dominated by a pastor. But no man…

An Offensive Article

I watched an awards show last night. Well, for a while. Watching them head down the red carpet reminded me of another show, and I switched the channel to something similar… …in comparison, I’d admit the fashions on the Walking Dead were not quite as impressive. What turned me off (and in turn, made me…