Thoughts on Christianity
and the Church

Archive

2017:
Is it Art, or is it Preaching?

2016:
A Lasting Influence: Christendom and Enlightenment

2015: Jul - Dec
Church and the church

2015: Jan - Jun
Jupiter Ascending / Preaching from a Preacher's Point of View / Patterns of Evidence

2014: Jul - Dec
People Not Every Christian Should Know

2014: Jan - Jun
Phoenix ComiCon / The Monuments Men / A Christian Movie for Christians / Praying for Church Transformation / What is "Preaching" and is it Necessary?

2013: Jul - Dec
An Anti-Church Play

2013: Jan - Jun
You Lost Me / Does the Universe Have a Mind? / Worldview on the Secular Stage

2012: Oct - Dec
A Real Christian Movie - Les Miserables / Preparing Kids for College

2012: Jul - Sep
Missions and Evangelism Strategies / Creationist Turned Atheist / Debater Turned Atheist

2012: Apr - Jun
Baby Boomer Churches

2012: Jan - Mar
What Do Pastors Mean When They Say "Church"? / Act of Valor / Paganism, Formal Christianity, and Drama / Smallgroups / The "Occupy" Movement

2011: Oct - Dec
Courageous / Has Christianity Failed You? / Tenth Anniversary of 9-11

2011: Jul - Sep
Left, Right, and Truth / Making Music and Culture / Already Compromised

2011: Apr - Jun
The Adjustment Burea / Loss of Moral Capital / Genesis, Compromise, and Evangelism / "Tithing" and the Institutional Church

2011: Jan - Mar
Tent Revival / An Already Gone Testimony / Expectations for Leaders and Members / Revival / Ideal Church: Living in Community

2010: Oct - Dec
Paul Washer / A C. S. Lewis Christmas Miracle / They're Not Coming Back / The Church Awakening / Traditional to a Fault / Positive or Negative Influences / A Godly Spectacle? / Worldly Ways / Two Dramas / Ignorant Christians

2010: Jul - Sep
Do-It-Yourself Apologetics Training / Magic or Divine Sovereignty / A Movement of God / Moralistic Therapeutic Deism / Is Bible Study Enough? / Do Hard Things Conference / An Ideal Church : You Can't Always Get What You Want / An Ideal Church: Preaching / An Ideal Church: Intentionality / An Ideal Church: Prayer

2010: Apr - Jun
Worldview and Traditional Youth Ministry / Do Hard Things / Calvinism / Church Music / Parachurch Ministries / Easter Service Motives

2010: Jan - Mar
Religion Excluded From Policy / Intentional Church / Are Sermons Ineffective? / Church and Teenagers / Our Response to Stereotyping / Lessons from a Phoenix Visit

2009: Oct - Dec
Christmas Eve Service / Preaching Up a Rope / Reformed Church in America / Hope for a Church / A Snakey Creationist / Lessons from Valkyrie

2009: Jul - Sep
Keller and Christian Community / "Reason" and Epistemology / Skeptics, Evolution, and the Bible / The Reason for God / Two Church Plants / "Already Gone": Proposed Solution / "Already Gone": Are They Coming Back? / "Already Gone": Sunday School / Calvin and the Reformed Worldview / Is Christianity in Decline? (And does it matter?) / Judging Your Brothers

2009: Apr - Jun
Church Structure and Evangelism / God's Will / Volunteering and "Good Deeds" / The Problem with Dads / The End of Christian America / Expectations from Church Members

2009: Jan - Mar
Expectations for Church Members / Church Insanity / Recession and the Church / Small Chivalry / Reality Bites

2008: Oct - Dec
Church Funerals / The Fight for Christmas / Barna's Revolution / Jewish Reactions / Witnessing in Iran / Quitting Church / Comeback Churches / Pagan Christianity / The Business of Church / Persecution Coming for American Christians? / The Ancient "Real Church" / Who is in a Real Church? / unChristian: Final Thoughts / unChristian: Judgmental / unChristian: Too Political

2008: Jul - Sep
Lost Boy - Greg Laurie / UnChristian: Sheltered / Hope or No Hope for a Civilization / Review: Family Driven Faith / Evangelism in Alabama / Family-Integrated Church / Iron Man: Moral Confusion / UnChristian: Anti-Homosexual / A Christian Approach to UFOs / UnChristian: Saving People / UnChristian: Hypocrisy / Starting a New Church / Who really goes to Hell?

2008: Apr - Jun
Media and an Integrated Worldview / Open Letter to Pastors / A Charismatic Concert / Relationship with Christ / How Should a Church Choose a Pastor?

2008: Jan - Mar
Christian School Theatre / Creation/Evolution at Kartchner Cavern / Are You "Emerging"? / Voting for Jesus / Harmful Traditions (like music?)

2007: Oct - Dec
"I Want" in the Church / "I Want" vs. "God Wants" / Who is Loosing Christmas / Contemporary Church Strategy / Evangelism in my Post-Modern World / Another God Encounter / Philosophers and Science / What Doesn't Promote Spiritual Growth / another Encounter with the Divine / Being Salt and Light / Failing to be Salt and Light

2007: Jul - Sep
Living in Christian Culture / Alcohol = Sin? / Evangelism = Duty? / Praying Church / Relativism on "Proselytizing" / Two Deaths / Inescapable Worldview / Relativism I / American Civil Religion

2007: Apr - Jun
Spectrum of Commitment / Father's Day 2007 / Church People and Israelites / Love Priorities

2007: Jan - Mar
Christian Community / Toxic Pastors / Being Ready with an Answer / Why Churches Die / The Real Hope for the West / "Beyond Belief": Josh McDowell / Religious Tourism in Huntsville AL

2006: Dec - Sept
Christianity and the Arts / Earth as Story / Spiritual Growth Charts / Fear of Giving Offense / Why Prayer Isn't Answered / My Hero: Francis Schaeffer / Kingdom Cooperation