Vital Signs

What is the health of your Congregation? What are the vital signs? There’s been a great deal of conversation lately centering on an idea of being a Vital Congregation. While the conversation is important, I think it’s becoming lost in the universe of church buzz words. Why? While a great…

There Is No Neutrality

As a follower of the Naked Jesus, there is no neutrality; no matter how you word it, neutrality is simply a form of indifference. As followers of the Naked Jesus, we are called to make a difference. We are called to love others, lift others, care for others, embrace others,…

Was Jesus A Reformer?

Within the church [denominational churches mostly, but there are a few non-denominational churches] there are two general camps. The first camp are those who believe change can only happen from the inside with church leaders taking the charge of the evolution. The second camp are those, like me, who believe…

What’s With This?

I never could get my head around this whole “liturgical year” thing. I mean, special days, ordinary days, colors, what you can eat, should eat or should not eat depending on what day of the week it was after, before or during some festival designed to somehow share a story…