Lessons In Endings and New Beginnings

Every new beginning comes with some other beginning’s end. – Semisonic / Closing Time. Just a few months ago I preached my own take on that line from Closing Time that went like this: God is always writing new beginnings into the endings of our lives. Maybe not as cool as the Semisonic lyric but…

That Time Jesus Told A Woman To Preach To Men

I’ve had a post about women as preachers and leaders in the Church in my drafts folder for a few months now. Laura and I moving to Georgia had me focused on other things. But then a pastor/writer/speaker from Minneapolis named John Piper said some things and gave me the inspiration I needed to finish! Cliffs Notes…

MLK And The State Of The Church

I read a great post today from Mike Breen: “Obituary for the American Church.” In it he talks about how celebrity, consumerism and competition have led us off course, away from the things we (the Church) are called to focus on.  At the end he lifts up a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. and…