Monthly Archives: June 2012

 The Sober Truth

The Sober Truth “Dear Scotch Whiskey, Will you be my friend? I am lonely, and I want to believe that I am lovable. I feel scared, I have no power to control my future. Will you help me be brave? … Continue reading

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How to Know it is Time to Leave Your Mega Church

How to Know When to Leave Your Mega Church 1. If and when your church has auditions for the worship team, you should leave. I always used to think the “worship audition” phenomenon was just an urban myth, but I … Continue reading

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Mediocrity is the Goal

Why Mediocrity is the Goal In my opinion, you can’t have a Christian community (aka, “a church”) without mediocrity, because mediocrity is a result of an authentic struggle to merge faith, relationships and real life. The presence of mediocrity also … Continue reading

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Crappy Christian

In light of some of the current conversations I am having, I have updated some thoughts I had from a few years ago. I hope you will forgive the coarse title of this post. It reflects the way I often … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Culture, healing, men, New Models and Paradigms, Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Show Some Ovaries!

Show Some Ovaries! This is actually part 2 of the last post, “Jesus the Wuss.” While I have heard a thousand times that men need to start  “having some balls” (a statement I have never fully understood) I have never … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Culture, men, New Models and Paradigms, Uncategorized, womens issues | 31 Comments