Friday Stream of Consciousness – 139

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: I’m going to be launching a podcast in a couple of weeks. It will be short (15 minutes or so in length), and aimed at providing practical ministry advice of all kinds. I hope you’ll find it helpful. The Pope is in town. In my lifetime, Papal visits […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 138

Featuring Jack + Eliza, Planned Parenthood, & College Students

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Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: It’s Finals Day for the Christianity and Culture class I’m teaching at Pepperdine. Going to class of any kind in July from 11:30 – 1:45 every day is likely to feel a bit like a sentence or Traffic School at times. My hope is that somewhere along the […]

A Hazy Shade of Preaching

Do We Know What We're Trying to Say?


It surprises me how often I and my colleagues use language from the pulpit that we understand but few others can. Sometimes people can understand the words. They just don’t mean much. “Freedom,” “Grace,” “Love,” etc. are words we throw around and use frequently. We leave them to themselves, and the listener to understand what […]