The Bells of Notre Dame Will Be Silent This Easter
In reality, a minimal difference between the magic of Broadway and the feeling of worship in our churches exists. Through lighting, stage dressing, sound, and special effects the theatre generates emotion in its crowds; yet, we would not call these emotional experiences worship. Why then do we crave worship experiences, which can be fabricated by judicious uses religious artifacts and theatrical tricks? The answer is simple. Our definition of worship is wrong.
When someone says, “just be faithful,” how can that even be measured? We all know being faithful in ministry is important, but what factors determine faithfulness? One important aspect in defining success is having metrics by which one can even engage the question. What does success look like?
What is a quiet time? A pastor friend of mine shared an amusing anecdote. When he first became a Christian, a mentor of his...
On February 12, 2019 the United Methodist Church (UMC) released the findings of a theological research report conducted across the denomination. “The goal was to shed...
Faith Column: Letters From Dad
One October at Oklahoma State University, proud I made it to class early, I walked smiling up to the professor and some students and asked what they were discussing. Food porn. Immediately, I knew I had walked into the wrong conversation
Snow in the Southland
Lyerly Reunion Draws Crowd
It is not often that Alabama Coach Nick Saban gets choked up when talking to reporters. Usually he is rude with shifty eyes while...