“Watch your eyes.” is a common phrase in our home. Most of the time it means I’m awake and turning on the lights in the bedroom. It’s a warning to my wife that it’s about to get bright in the room and she should cover her eyes until I turn the lights off again. It’s […]
My blog is called “Salt-Seasoned Faith” but what do I mean by that?
There’s an old saying: “If you take the King’s Shilling, you do the King’s bidding.” Essentially, if you work for the king, if he pays your salary, you do what he says. There’s been a lot of chatter online about a certain county clerk in Kentucky. Much has been said about Kim Davis on in […]
Despite what some people may tell you, the Christian life is not a study in black and white. You don’t go from not being a Christian to being an awesome Christian who’s done learning, done growing, and done being conformed to the image of Christ as soon as you’re converted. Anyone who expects otherwise is […]
Gay marriage, or is it gay “marriage”? There’s a disturbing trend within evangelicalism. It’s really subtle, but it’s there, and it boils my blood. Some segments of North Amercian evangelicalism insist on using quotation marks around the word “marriage” when taking part in the gay marriage debate, and It needs to stop. It’s discouraging because […]
Up until very recently, I was in pastoral ministry. I pastored a micro-church in the Ottawa Valley. (For the unfamiliar micro churches are essentially the opposite of mega churches. Definitions vary, but generally, churches that have 50 or fewer in weekly attendance can be considered micro.) It was an experience I’ll remember for the rest […]
I read an article last week by John Pavlovitz. John and I have never met, but I’d like to change that someday. I like the way he writes, I like the way he thinks, and I think we’d get along pretty well. This particular article was featured on Huffington Post. Overall, I thought it was […]
Let me ask you a question: What’s the difference between a homosexual and a member of the LGBT* community? Reduced to it’s simplest of categories, one is the name WE have for THEM and one is the name THEY use for themselves. You can tell me that saying “homosexual” is simply a harmless scientific term, same […]