Pastor’s P.O.V.

Pastor’s P.O.V.

My First Tattoo as a Pastor

MY TATTOO WAS GOING TO BE A REALLY SMALL ONE that simply said, “Mt. 6:33″  the abbreviation for my life’s verse: “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33). I wanted to be reminded of it, forever—in ink! It was going to be so very tiny and hidden on the underside of my wrist, that the only way anyone would ever notice was if I gave a high…

Thank the Universe and an Asparagus

THE WORST THANKSGIVING SERVICE I ever saw advertised was from a church in Dripping Springs that had a special “Thanking the Earth” ceremony. And the silliest bumper sticker ever stuck to a Hyundai said this: “Did you thank a green plant today?” How far away from God these people are to thank the creation and not the Creator. The Babylon Bee reported that “local atheist Hal Woodring is preparing his heart to humbly show gratitude to the cold, mechanical processes that randomly…

What’s Wrong With This Country

I WAS IN AUSTIN SO I SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED THIS, still, I was caught off-guard…. I was paying for a meal to a very nice cashier. Like I do at most establishments, I gave her a million-dollar bill Gospel tract. You know what that is, don’t you? It looks like a real million-dollar bill, (if there were such a thing), but on the back, it has a 165-word presentation of the good news of Jesus Christ. What made this bill…

Martin Luther: Lunatic for the Lord

There’s a poster in our Youth Wing that says, “Do you seriously think God can’t use you?” Then it lists a whole lot of people from the Bible who no one would ever think could be used for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom. Noah was a drunk. Abraham was too old. Jacob was a liar. Samson was a womanizer. Rahab was a prostitute (who ended up in the generational line of Jesus). Elijah was suicidal. Lazarus was dead. God also…

DeathBeth.com: SCARIEST. Website. Ever.

A SEVERED DOLL’S HEAD EERILY GREETS YOU on the first page. The black backdrop of the Home Page is striking in its simplicity. Only two words, in bright bloody red, punch your consciousness like a bony poke in the eye: “to die”!!! A bead of sweat forms upon your brow as you read the horrifying challenge, apparently, mystically, horrifically uttered somehow, by that…that…decapitated noggin. You stifle a scream as you read the sentence that will unquestionably cause you to click the next…

Dunkirk and the Missed Miracle

I recently saw the excellent film “Dunkirk” yet was saddened when I learned the filmmakers got everything right except for the true hero of the story. It wasn’t necessarily the selfless citizens who risked lives in their personal boats to bring back the hundreds of thousands of troops stranded on the beach as the Germans advanced; it wasn’t even the brilliance of the commanders who strategized the rescue; it was something, someone, bigger than all that. According to “Anglican Ink” author,…

Hurricane Harvey: Chick-Fil-A to the Rescue

THIS AMAZING PHOTO WAS TAKEN BY A MAN WHO CALLED CHICK-FIL-A WITH THIS ORDER: “Two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg – and a boat”. How did this come about? I was hoping to find out the backstory, and I did. In an interview with the morning show, Good Morning America, J. C. Spencer explained what happened to him and his wife during the flood and how America’s favorite chicken restaurant got involved: “Monday morning we realized we had to…