Saturday Morning Waffles

  Is there anything better than sleeping in on a lazy Saturday and then enjoying some enormous, fruit covered waffles prepared with love by your amazing spouse?  Thanks, Keri!  They were delicious!  Martha Stewart has nothing on you!

PHILIPPIANS 5: “A Gut Feeling” (Phil 1:8)

Pull up a slab of rock, light a candle and grab a quill, ink and a scrap of papyrus to take notes. We’re journeying together back to the year AD 58 to a Roman prison cell to listen in as Paul pens his letter to the Philippians. What can his letter speak to us some…

Empty Pews and the Delay of Marriage

Last time we looked at the delay of marriage and its challenge for sexual purity among unmarrieds.  Today I want to look at its impact on church attendance. Did you notice a demographic missing from your pews this past Sunday morning?  If your church is like most in America you would find very few 20-somethings…

Animate Your Faith with Greg Boyd

If you’ve never heard Greg Boyd preach you are missing out.  He brings a unique blend of sophisticated, high-level learning packaged in a very engaging, accessible, practical preaching style that connects with the rest of us.  I am excited to join him for a special 5-week teaching series called Animate where Greg will attempt to…

N.T. Wright on Heaven, Hell & Resurrection

Many people begin asking some of the ultimate faith questions around Easter time.  What is it like after you die?  Where is heaven?  What is it like?  What will our resurrection bodies be like?  What about Hell? Where is Hell located?  Does it even exist?  Bishop of Durham and New Testament scholar N.T. Wright addresses…

Teenage Sex Drive & the Delay of Marriage

They’re going to school longer, delaying marriage and children, job-hopping and apartment-swapping. They’re also moving back home after college to save money, traveling to faraway places to work and generally taking “me” time to decide what they want their futures to be. While their baby boomer parents lament that they’ve somehow gone wrong, experts studying why…

James Ossuary Debate Continues

I’m assuming you have all heard about the scandalous James Ossuary discovered in Jerusalem in 2002, right?  If not, this amazing artifact is a first century burial bone box with the inscription “James son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus.”  Is this really the burial box of Jesus’ brother?  A debate has been raging for years and…

COLBERT REPORT: “Bart Ehrman, Interrupted”

I love The Colbert Report.  Colbert recently drilled Bart Ehrman on his latest book Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Didn’t Know About Them).  Ehrman, a well-known professor of religious studies at UNC at Chapel Hill and pastor-turned-atheist has quickly become one of the most outspoken critics of the Christian…