“If I hear one more sermon on love I think I am going to explode!”


  That sentence was shared with me by a parishioner in a coffee shop in Nashville when the church I was working for was enduring a rough patch. Two distinct groups emerged and I will spare you the reasons we were divisive about, because if I share them it might make you leave the church or hate Jesus … Continue reading “If I hear one more sermon on love I think I am going to explode!”

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Book Review: The Next Christians by Gabe Lyons


This book took longer than it should to finish but with each passing page I felt my life and vocation was under permanent construction.  Books that say the same thing about Christianity bore me as those are a dime a dozen.  Books that afford all of the answers and develop a formula for the world's … Continue reading Book Review: The Next Christians by Gabe Lyons

Teaching Youth Responsibly About World Religions


A lot on my mind today for a number of different reasons so I will try to keep this post near 1000 words ;).  I read the Tennessean this morning and saw that a "pastor" in Gainesville, Florida has plans to burn 200 copies of the Koran (Quran) on September 11 to memorialize what happened … Continue reading Teaching Youth Responsibly About World Religions

“Real Christians are Republicans!”


I do not know why I am writing this and I am sure most of you are only reading this because of the title.  I actually, when I was in undergrad at Freed-Hardeman, heard a fellow student say those words: "Robbie, real Christians are republicans."  I thought to myself, "Funny, I thought real Christians, are … Continue reading “Real Christians are Republicans!”