Just Friends, No Benefits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_lh5fR4DMA Kind of reminds me of the movie When Harry Met Sally. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFWGOKuFyjk It seems some things in college life never change, right?

Is Purity the Right Word?

I didn’t grow up in church. As a result, I am still learning Christianese. You know, the weird language Christians use when talking to each other. Sanctification = I’m less a jerk today than I was yesterday. But it’s a blessing = I’m really disappointed by what happened to me, but I’m trying to make…… Continue reading Is Purity the Right Word?

Leading Your Church to Reflect its Neighborhood

It’s been more than 40 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. quipped, “Eleven o’clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the week.” If we are honest with ourselves– churches are nearly as divided today as they were 40 years ago. We call it culture and we call it personal preference. But the…… Continue reading Leading Your Church to Reflect its Neighborhood

Why do conservatives like to be told what to do?

Excuse the snarkyness of this post. I’m really curious if this is my crazy observation or if I’m just a jerk. Have you ever noticed that conservative folks (politically and religiously) like to be told what to do? I don’t mean they will say “just tell me what to say, do, or think” but I…… Continue reading Why do conservatives like to be told what to do?

What’s all the fuss about sexting?

There have been a lot of newspaper articles about sexting lately. Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4 What in the world is sexting? Simply put, sexting is using your mobile device to send a sexy note to someone. What’s the big deal about it? It’s nothing serious. As long as kids have communicated…… Continue reading What’s all the fuss about sexting?

3 Things I Don’t Want to Hear From a Pastor…. EVER!

Now that I’m a regular Joe sitting in the pew on Sunday morning, I’ve gotten a chance to discover some things that are awkward for the audience to hear. In short, I don’t think pastors should say these things… EVER! Talk about your sex life. How gross is it to hear any 40 something year…… Continue reading 3 Things I Don’t Want to Hear From a Pastor…. EVER!

Secret Sex

I’ve been around Christians long enough to know that they like to talk about sex. In fact, I know enough about internet traffic to know that only one thing is more popular than a post about sex. In fact, most of you are reading this because you clicked on a link with a keyword you…… Continue reading Secret Sex

Where are all the Christian Single Men? Part 2

I’m still thinking about this. And typically I don’t carry on like this. But there were so many good comments that, in my mind, this deserved a follow up post rather than endless comments. Dave Tucker (that’s my father-in-law everyone else) brings up an interesting wrinkle to this. Technically, in the US there are more…… Continue reading Where are all the Christian Single Men? Part 2