I’m on social media. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. It’s part of today’s world. I don’t want it to rule my life, but I’m interested in engaging within these platforms of the 21st century.
Right across all of them – well, maybe not Google+ since it never became what Google hoped – there is constant political commentary. Actually, at times, it’s more like tirades. The right won’t stop until they’ve shamed the left; the left won’t stop until the President is impeached and dethroned.
I’ve said this not a few times, but it’s all about a political, power-hungry game.
That’s really what it is. People maneuvering for power. There is an insatiable desire to win.
It’s not centered in what is good “for the people.” Both sides are completely selfish, manipulative, coercive, and more. And it’s tiring. Continue reading
I work at a modern music and ministry college – Visible Music College. We’re focused on training musicians, producers and managers in their musical field and faithful character to effectively impact the church and music industry. Because of this setting, I’m constantly thinking about worship, especially through the avenue of music within the collective church setting (yes, I’m happy that worship is bigger than music). Continue reading
It feels like we all found a DeLorean time machine and traveled back in time ten years ago. In 2007, gas cost $3.38 per gallon, the first iPhone was released, and Nancy Pelosi was elected as the first female Speaker of the US Congress. But it doesn’t feel like 2007 because of any of those items. Rather, one other earth-shattering event that took place that year – at least earth-shattering for evangelical Christians – was the release of The Shack. Continue reading
Today begins the season of Lent.
It’s a time set in the church’s liturgical calendar to draw near to the Lord through reflective prayer, meditation and fasting.
It’s a time to recognize wilderness.
But why do we enter this season?
Last September, my new book Change for the First Time, Again, was released through Resource Publications, an imprint of Wipf & Stock Publishers. They recently listed it as one of twenty featured books across their publishing imprints. Continue reading