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Then Again, You Might Want to Give Something Up After All

A couple of days back, I posted a post (is there a better way to phrase that?) about how you might want to take on (rather than give up) something for Lent. But giving something up doesn't ...

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Why Taking On May Be Better For You Than Giving Up This Lent

When I was in seminary, a classmate of mine decided to give up beer for Lent. It's not that he had a drinking problem he was trying to address, he just really liked beer and ...

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Does Lucifer Have Something to Say to Christians?

I get it. It is really irritating that Christians (particularly clergy) rarely show up on television, even in places like emergency rooms or disasters sites where (in real life) clergy can always be found. (Yeah, ...

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Why Can’t We Be More Like The Early Church?

Acts 2:42-47 Chapter two is kind of the rah, rah, "yay, church!" chapter of the Book of Acts. The first part of Acts 2 is the story of Pentecost, which we celebrate every year in May ...

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The Misunderstood InnKeeper

I have gotten a bad rap. I’m not even in Luke’s version of the nativity story and yet, in Christmas pageant after Christmas pageant for the last 2000 years, I’m made out to be the ...

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Christmas Movies For When You Feel More Like Scrooge than Santa

This season is not lacking in cute, funny, romantic and sappy sweet movies and televisions specials. But if you're not in the mood for extreme Christmas cheer and looking for something a little more substantive ...

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