Attacking the Costco Sample Lady

If that's all you've got to do, you need a life...quick!

I’ve always wanted to talk to those people who serve the free samples at Costco. Sometimes I hide behind the roasted peanuts to watch them from a distance. Even from afar I can see the terror in their eyes, as crowds wait to pounce on them. Seriously, you’d think a shipment of rice had just […]

“Dear Angry Atheist…”

Believe it or not, you may be the one living in a fantasyland

Dear Angry Atheist, I’ve been meaning to write to you for quite a while now. I’ve heard your feelings about my beliefs quite clearly – from your Facebook posts, your arguments in person, and your comments on some of my own articles and blogs. I realize that not all atheists are angry, but the level […]

Giving Up on Being Good

Most people's idea of "goodness" is just a bunch of hot air

Ever try to blow up a raft? Unless you’ve got one of those electric “blow dryer thingies”, you are in for a world of hurt. I remember sitting in the sand, ready to pass out while my preschool daughter jumped up and down, yelling “Daddy, hurry up!” Not what I consider family fun. But then […]

Please Don’t Visit My Church

If you're where God wants you, stay there. Shopping around causes damage

I love meeting new people, really I do!  And there’s nothing more exciting to a pastor than a fresh face walking through the front door of his church on Sunday morning. However… There are several reasons you actually should avoid the urge to drop by my church for a visit. Believe it or not, it […]

How I Know He Lives

While skeptics demand proof, the faithful rest in confident expectation

Growing up in a southern Baptist church, every Easter there were two hymns you had to sing…or you probably weren’t really Baptist. One was “Low in the Grave He Lay”. Most people don’t remember it by that title, but by the bouncy chorus that interrupts the sad, mournful verse. After lamenting the crucified Jesus, suddenly […]