The Best Way to Save the Church is to Keep Doing What We’ve Always Done

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.  (Eccl. 1:9) Why I Missed the Leadership Summit I didn’t make the Leadership Summit.  I wrote it down on my calendar, set my phone to go bezerk at the right time and even thought about getting close to wi-fi (which does not exist in … Continue reading The Best Way to Save the Church is to Keep Doing What We’ve Always Done

On the 7th Day of Christmas

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for inhim all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he … Continue reading On the 7th Day of Christmas

My Current Beef with Jesus of Nazareth, Savior of All Creation

I am okay with the Pastoral Jesus.  I love the images of him carrying the lamb on his shoulder.  I like to think that as the pre-Incarnate Christ was there at creation, he has a good way with animals and people. I preach regularly about the universal salvation of Jesus.  For Advent, the Incarnation is Jesus’ first act of reconciling us to himself.  By the … Continue reading My Current Beef with Jesus of Nazareth, Savior of All Creation