Ugh. It turns out that we are more like pharisees than we are like Jesus. Barna proves it here. (Click for the study.) It's easy to just belly-ache and complain about how awful Christians are, but let's try something constructive. First, go read the parable of the prodigal son (so called). Imagine that you are … Continue reading More Like Pharisees.
Recently, we celebrated the 7 year anniversary of Charles' adoption. By next year's celebration of this event, he will have been adopted by us for more than half of his life. He's already been part of our family for that long (he was in our family for more than a year and a half before … Continue reading The Best Adoption Story
Have you seen those Virtual Reality glasses? Have you used them. Almost real, but not quite... Have you heard of Augmented Reality? Where your smartphone or tablet or computer helps you see what's real, but even better? What about "real" reality? Anybody still interested in that? This weekend at Norwood Grace we're going to "get … Continue reading Reality
https://vimeo.com/224852132 Yeah, I have brain damage. So do you... Let's take a walk through the good news (yeah... GOOD news) in that most difficult chapter of Romans, Romans 7.
Here's a song I wrote a number of years ago. I think this song (and the other 3 parts of this long extended suite... you can have it on this album right here, buy it or just listen for free...) make pretty decent meditations for lent. I hope you enjoy.
Not too long ago I wrote a contemporary wording with music of John Wesley's covenant prayer. Here it is... for free or whatever you want to pay. Here's the recording at this link. Here's a link to a lead sheet and chord chart if you want to use this in your church. And here are … Continue reading Wesley Covenant Prayer
My friend Tony was having a discussion today about how "Christians like to lust after this persecution complex." And I had this thought as someone pointed out that movies along these lines (like the "God's Not Dead" films) inspire them to stand up for their beliefs. What beliefs, though? If "standing taller for my beliefs" means … Continue reading Standing Up for My Beliefs