30,000 Barrels

June 11, 2010

30,000 Barrels a day. 52 days. That’s more than sixty-five million gallons to date. And counting.

And that’s a lot of oil being pumped into the gulf because of human error and neglect from British Petroleum. This is likely the largest human disaster ever. Read the rest of this entry »

What if..?

April 21, 2009

What if Jesus isn’t really coming back?

I know, I know…don’t throw stones yet. Just hear me out. Sure, he talked about it. He talked about it a lot actually. And there were the Old Testament prophets who talked about it too.

But what if these prophecies aren’t about Armageddon? Some point in time in the near or distant future when Jesus will come back, white horse and flaming sword? What if they aren’t about the rapture and all of us going to heaven? Read the rest of this entry »

Breaking Religion, Part 2

February 2, 2009

A story is told of a king who commissioned a map be made of his entire kingdom. He called all his mapmakers together and told them that the map should be the most detailed of any maps ever made. His servants went to work cataloguing every stream, every road, no matter how big or small. The resulting map was brought to the king.

“No, no,” he replied. “Not enough detail. Go back and do it again.” Read the rest of this entry »

Breaking Religion

January 26, 2009

Religion. It sounds good to some, but most people hate the word. Why? How did religion get such a bad name? It feels like some years ago we kind of cracked the religion code, exposed it for what it was. And it wasn’t what it was supposed to be.

Religion is man’s attempt to reach God on his own terms. It’s human endeavor for divine intersection. Sometimes it works, like feeding the homeless or mowing the neighbor’s yard. But most of the time it falls flat on it’s face. Read the rest of this entry »

Identify Yourself…

October 27, 2008

Last night I talked about finding our identity in Christ. I read a quote from CS Lewis today that gives more insight into the importance of relying on him to be our definition. This is from The Weight of Glory:

“Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” Read the rest of this entry »

Set Free?

October 23, 2008

The Loop last Sunday night (Oct 19) was pretty special for me. I had a chance to share from my heart about some things that have burdened me in the last couple of weeks. Specifically the issue of slavery.

27 million people are enslaved today. That’s more than there have ever been at any time in the history of the world. And it’s not just a “third world” issue either. Slavery happens right here in the United States as well. Sadly, one of the main reasons for slavery is the sex trade business. Please pray with me that God would intervene in the lives of these people. Read the rest of this entry »

Hello world! (or anyone else reading this…)

October 16, 2008

Well…Here it is. I’m blogging. Can’t believe I’m actually doing this. Funny thing is, I’ll probably be the only one reading this. At least for a while

Some day archeologists will find this and be fascinated by the primitive form of communication. Read the rest of this entry »