• Why Are Christians Such Bad Tippers?

    Did you happen to catch this news over the weekend? Basically, a Kansas couple left this note for their waiter: Thank you for your service, it was excellent. That being said, we cannot in good conscience tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to GOD. Queers do not share in the wealth of… Continue Reading

  • Poverty is Not a Statistic. Poverty is a Person

    (I can’t tell you where I got that quote from. But it’s not mine). Earlier this month, we had the privilege of having Peace from an organization called Tirzah International come to Santa Barbara and share her story and the organization’s story to handful of our church folks at our house. My wife went to… Continue Reading

  • Who Do You Say You Are?

    Most, if not all, folks seem to have an unhealthy view of themselves. Sometimes, folks have a higher view of one’s self than they should. You know, like the Kanyes. Or, the American Idol auditioners where they sing that one rendition of the big hit pop song but sing the first line in 7 different… Continue Reading

  • Confession

    note: I realized that my last post was a post about a preacher being tired. I didn’t think these two posts would run so close together. Now I do sound like I’m complaining. And for that I apologize…  I have to admit something that I don’t like to admit. I don’t like to admit it… Continue Reading

  • The Preacher is Tired

    A while ago, a church member dropped off a bunch of books that she thought I’d be interested in. One of the books were a collection of blog entries from Gordon Atkinson titled, RealLivePreacher.com because (get this) he blogged at reallivepreacher.com (I don’t think he updates the site anymore). Today (I usually write days before the posts go… Continue Reading

  • You Can Rest When You Retire!

    “You can rest when you retire!” someone once said to me. I'm starting to doubt that statement is true. Retired people seem to be just as busy as I am. I have a confession to make: I don't like being busy. I just don't. I don't think I function well when I have too much… Continue Reading