Things that make me go, “eh.”

I’ve been seeing a lot written about why Evangelicals are leaving “the Institutional Church” in droves.  I find the stories interesting, given that most the people sharing their stories tend to be my contemporaries, and yet their tales also fale to capture my heart. I really don’t need convincing that a good number of the…

I shouldn’t have called…

Yes, I know that – but I’m tired.  I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s step back. Two weeks ago we were outside for worship.  It was hot, but it was also extremely humid so that the basement wasn’t an option.  Not more than five minutes before worship began a gentlman came up to me wanting…

Worship Wars….Kicking Up Again

Jesus found me at a point in history where the “worship wars” were in full swing, though I was both chronologically and in faith to realize it at the time.  Thankfully, I came to faith in a Mennonite environment where people still knew how to sing so hymns tended to be sung well (oh, 606,…

What Questions To Ask Potential Pastors

I was asked by a friend of mine to put some questions together for her father’s church – which is just getting to the point of interviewing potential candidates. Below are the questions I submitted, along with my thoughts as to why they should ask them. What questions would you add to the list? Name…

Written Up

Thanks to the dilligent work of Larry, one of Central’s members (and Blue Claws Member), Central Baptist Church was featured in the “Neighbors” section of the Philadelphia Inquirer this past Sunday.  I mention this not because I’m happy to have the free publicity for the Church (though it’s kinda nice, I have to say) –…

Kingdom Collision is put together…

I started putting together my sermons for the coming year this past week.  It’s a helpful discipline to me and I both look forward to it, and loath doing it, every year.  It’s fun to see everything laid out – but oh the mental errors I make doing it! As I put together the readings…