Thanks for Nothing

The worst thanksgiving service I ever saw advertised was from a liberal “church” that had a special “Thanking the Earth” ceremony. How about this bumper sticker? “Did you thank a green plant today?” How far away from God these people must be to thank the creation and not the Creator.

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Breaking Good

50-year-old Walter White was having a mid-life crisis: His wife was pregnant, his teenage son has Cerebral Palsy; and, as an under-achieving educational professional, he faced a huge financial disaster when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. That’s the premise of “Breaking Bad,” the highly rated drama based on the  American Nightmare. This is the

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Jeffery Dahmer, Cannibal Christian

Jeffrey Dahmer was a notorious mass murderer who killed seventeen young men, ate them, and stored various body parts in his refrigerator. The police ended up finding eleven corpses in his apartment. What kind of thinking leads to this type of behavior? During an interview with MSNBC Dahmer explained: “I always believed the lie that

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60 Million Unwanted and Dead

The worst day in America history was commemorated on January 22, 2016. On that day 43 years ago, the infamous ruling by the Supreme Court known as Roe V. Wade passed, legalizing the killing of unborn children in the womb. If you are not familiar with the case called Roe v. Wade that changed abortion

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Is David Bowie in Heaven or…

“Look up here; I’m in Heaven,” sang David Bowie on his farewell video before dying of cancer. As a pastor I’m always curious, when a celebrity dies, if he was a Christian. Will I someday meet The Thin White Duke in Heaven? I researched his song lyrics and interviews to get some clues: In his

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The Great Divide

It’s 2016! Happy New Year! But why? Do you know what happened 2,016 years ago? Over the last several weeks I posed that question to various people in different locales, from Panda Express, to Costco, to Whole Foods Market. And only one person answered correctly. What happened? Simply the most significant event ever…. It’s been

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A Real Piece of Work

What a piece of work you are. Really. There’s only one you and God made you the way you are. Absolutely unique. You were never a product of random chance; you didn’t evolve out of primordial ooze. You never came from a fish; your distant cousin ain’t an ape and your grandfather to the tenth

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Damning Proof!

I cannot prove the existence of God. There. I said it. But let me be clear: I can point to evidence that suggests a Creator. With that said, I’ve given up trying to convince unbelievers that God exists for one main reason: They will never believe because they’ve made up their minds that there is

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Dead Men Walking

I see dead people…Walking around like regular people…. They only see what they want to see. They don’t know they’re dead. —Cole Sear, from The Sixth Sense Did you hear the one about the atheist who thought he was dead? He goes into the doctor’s office and tells the doctor that he’s dead. The doctor

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Religion Stinketh, Pt. 2

Question: “Can I dance naked on a bar room table since I don’t have to follow any rules to be a Christian?” Last week I wrote that religion is no fun. By “religion,” I mean the man-made, “Can’t do that/thou shalt not”-rule-keeping-to-please-God type of stuff. Ya know, the kind of “faith” no one likes, wants

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