God Can Call You Out

Poor. Lost. Hopeless. Abandoned. God notices even the people who feel they can be called one of the above. One day Jesus was passing through Jericho and there was a chief tax-collector by the name of Zacchaeus who wanted to see who He was. (Luke 19: 1-10 NIV) Zacchaeus was a wealthy man yet he was lacking in his physical appearance. He was very short. Because of this, Zacchaeus was not able to see Jesus through the crowd of people who had gathered to see Him. To increase his chances of being able to see, Zacchaeus ran ahead and climbed a sycamore fig tree. ...more

How to Find the Perfect Church

The Starfish Story

Friday, April 16, 2010 The Starfish Story ...more

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Do You Believe in Confession?

A few nights ago, I woke up rubbing my eyes after one of those crazy oxytocin dreams packed with babies and gremlins and random scenes from my childhood. I'm terminally ill, lately, with what Tom Hanks had in Joe Versus the Volcano....more

Why We Decided to Change Churches


Why We Decided to Change Churches


Are Catholicism and Islam Both "Worlds Without (Strong) Women"?

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd says the struggles women face in places like Saudi Arabia mirror the inadequacies of the Roman Catholic church she describes as, "an inbred and wealthy men’s club cloistered behind walls and disdaining modernity,” that has, “remained part of an autocratic society that repressed women and ignored their progress in the secular world.” ...more

Baptisms and Zombies

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Monthly Goal Recap: February = FAIL!

Remember this post where I discussed all of the things I wanted to work on this year? And how I said I'd let you all know how I did each month. Well, let's just say that I hope you like me for my charm and wit and not my ability to follow through with something, because February was a pretty unsuccessful month in the goal department. In my defense (or as an excuse. Whatever.), Little Ricky was sick TWICE!...more

What's Wrong With Church Dress Codes?

Are dress codes at church offensive? We have them at schools, at work, even at clubs, but the House of God for some is a torn jeans and and splattered shirt free-for-all. ...more