Social Commentary

Social Commentary By On October 14, 2014

Houston, TX Pastors, PREACH!

In case you haven’t heard, Mayor Annise Parker, of Houston, TX, has made history, twice. She is the first openly lesbian Mayor of Houston, TX. That’s old news.  According to Todd Starnes, she has now made history once again.  Mr. Starnes published an opinion piece today that revealed how Mayor Parker has demanded a group of Houston area pastors hand…

Devotional / Social Commentary By On March 5, 2014

Love the Bear Poker

My two daughters recently introduced me to the video, Dumb Ways To Die. It’s been around for a couple of years now, but I hadn’t seen it until recently. I’ve got to admit, it’s a catchy tune and I find myself singing/humming/whistling it more often that you’d care to know (thank you Metro). If you haven’t seen the video yet,…

Social Commentary By On January 8, 2014

Breakin’ Up Is Hard To Do

Today I read an interesting article.  Ben, the author of this article, creatively lays out the case for his separation from evangelicalism in the American church like a Dear John letter.  Honestly, he raises some excellent points. I’m not going to break those down here.  Go read his article for that info.  I want to offer a simple, respectful response…

Social Commentary By On January 6, 2014

One Word Answers

My high school classmate, William Galloway, wrote a paper about doing nothing.  What I remember about it was that his point was that we always say we’re doing nothing, but we’re never actually doing nothing.  In fact, he went on to prove in his paper that it is impossible for a living human being to do nothing.  Even if we…

Devotional / Social Commentary By On December 23, 2013

Live Peaceably

After making a lengthy Facebook statement the other day about a certain media event (which I promised not to mention again) that seems to have taken over this particular Christmas season, I sat back and paused.  Radene and I have talked back and forth on this matter privately in our home.  I love her.  She usually pulls me back to…

Social Commentary By On March 26, 2013

The Post High School Spiritual Exit

For a minute, let me put on my youth leader hat.  There are some things that have been bothering me for a long time, even longer than I have been a youth leader.  I’ve heard various statistics about how anywhere from 70% – 80% of students leave the church within two years of graduating high school.  Regardless of which statistic…

Social Commentary By On December 21, 2012

The Lost Dimension of Mental Health

In the aftermath of Sandy Hook, there has been a lot of attention drawn to the issue of mental health. I’ve read several articles, many Facebook posts, and my heart is really stirred on this topic. I’ve been thinking through how to post a thoughtful response that is Biblical. The topic of mental health is close to home for many,…