Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: Say it ain’t so, Lance. Lance Armstrong dropped his appeals of the U.S. doping agency’s charges, thus allowing them to strip him of all of his Tour de France titles. In addition, he’ll be banned from cycling forever. He stillContinue Reading

stream of consciousness

Here are some things I’m thinking about this Friday morning. This coming week I’m spending uninterrupted time doing some writing and doing long-range strategic planning–including sermon planning for 2012. I haven’t done this since 2009, and it’s shown. Every minister should do this at least once a year. Every churchContinue Reading

People are not fundamentally rational beings. We are emotional first. Rational, second. I know we like to think we are more rational than emotional. We just aren’t when it comes to church. I also know our feelings often feel quite rational. It just isn’t the reality. I was first challengedContinue Reading