Can You Rest Without Guilt?

I used to feel guilty any time I took a break. I mean anytime. Sometimes I felt like I was wasting time that could have been spent on something more “worthwhile.” Other times I suffered from the “why wasn’t this money taken and given to the poor,” syndrome…though my vacations weren’t necessarily spendy. Getting away for a bit to replenish or spend time with the family was apparently fine for everyone else. Rationally, I knew it was OK for me, too. I just didn’t feel like it was OK.

Some of you know what I’m talking about.

When the Door Closes – A New Blog Series

The average Christian has no earthly idea what happens when the door closes to the leadership meeting. Some don’t care. Most would, if they knew what happened in there. There is no C-SPAN for churches. I’m not sure there should or shouldn’t be. Obviously, there is a need for some confidentiality in talking about the […]

End of Week Stream of Consciousness, vol. 2

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Here’s this week’s “end of the week stream of consciousness”: The desert is a spiritual place for me. I don’t really know why. But, it’s interesting to note how many important biblical things happen in the desert wilderness. Why do those who decry evangelicalism’s supposed affinity with “right-wing” government efforts on the “biblical grounds” of […]