I Need To Vent

Here is something I just figured out, Liberal/Progressive Denominational Leaders are not different in how they abuse people as those who belong to Conservative Demoninations. Over the past three years I have had dealings with “denominational leaders” and each and every time I go into the meetings with an open…

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…

Chad, the UMC and Hell

A good friend of mine, Chad Holtz, was fired as the pastor of Marrow's Chapel United Methodist Church in North Carolina, a rural church in the UMC denomination.  Why was he let go?  Simply put, he posted on his Facebook page that he supported Rob Bell’s new book, “Love Wins.”…

What is half of 11?

A very simple question, right? It is straightforward, and easy to answer. Given that question, what would say is half of 11? Most, if not all, reading this would answer, “5.5 is half of 11.” After all, we all learned that in school. We have all been taught that to…

Who am I?

Who am I? I have asked myself that very question many times over my life. Each time I ask, I usually come up with the same basic answer. What I find amazing is that many people ask me that very question, in many different ways. Not too long ago I…

Leadershift in the Church

For the church to reach this generation for Christ we need a major “leadershift.”  Generally speaking the church has been lost by how its leadership leads.  We have been using the wrong models to guide us as followers of Christ.  Our examples range from the industrial sector, from sports and…

Who is my tribe?

Who is a member of my tribe?  This is a question I have been asking myself a great deal lately.  I have been asking this question because I have not found a “tribe” to belong too – that will accept me as me and not why they want me to…