To Be a Fool For Christ is a Great Ambition

Being a fool for Christ is a great ambition. Unfortunately, most professing believers in Christ don’t want the job. The context for this oft quoted excerpt from deceased Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia was not a judicial opinion, but a prayer breakfast at the First Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi (April 9, 1996). The Justice … More To Be a Fool For Christ is a Great Ambition

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Conquering Life’s Relationship Problems

Fights on the playground. Fights in the High School. Parents coaching children’s ballgames fighting with the opposing coaches. Democrats being uncivil with Republicans. Republicans being uncivil with Democrats. Husbands being harsh with children and wives. Wives with mean-spirited posts on Facebook about other wives. Bullying on elementary school buses. These are all headlines ripped from … More Conquering Life’s Relationship Problems

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Call Me a Fool

Saturday Afternoon Musings Call me a fool.  I will embrace it as a badge. I only hope it is true.  Lyrics to God’s Own Fool Seems I’ve imagined Him all of my life As the wisest of all of mankind But if God’s Holy wisdom is foolish to men He must have seemed out of … More Call Me a Fool

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Even the Worst: Preparing for the Lord’s Supper

The church at Corinth was a basket case–maybe one of the worst churches in the Apostle Paul’s experience. They were selfish. They were snobbish. They were segregated. They were sexually perverted. They were theologically undisciplined. They were unloving. They were divisive and argumentative. With that knowledge of the church, Paul talks about what the Lord’s … More Even the Worst: Preparing for the Lord’s Supper

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Killing Racism: With Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry

Part 4 in a continuing series. Links to previous posts include:  Introduction: “Fighting Racism with the Gospel” Part 1: “Ending Racism with Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry“ Part 2: “Ending Racism with Counter-Cultural Gospel Ministry: Part 2“ Part 3: “Ending Racism: Rethinking the Suburban Church: Part 3“ Six Core Values for Multi-Ethnic Ministry What were the foundational pillars upon … More Killing Racism: With Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry

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Ending Racism with Counter-culture Gospel Ministry: Part 2

Part 2 An excerpt from, an essay I wrote in 2009 for the John Fuder and Noel Castellanos book, A HEART FOR THE COMMUNITY: NEW MODELS FOR URBAN AND SUBURBAN MINISTRY. Discussion and critique invited. See yesterday’s post for part 1. My Journey I grew up as a teenager in the idealistic and embryonic dawning of … More Ending Racism with Counter-culture Gospel Ministry: Part 2

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