All in History

What I Wanted to Say: Responding to Racism

I wanted to just say, this is racism. But then I thought conservatives may think it overly sensitive or dismissive, thinking it wrong to criticize the president or want an equal condemnation of progressive rhetoric. Then I thought the left may find objection with me for not going further into detail about what exactly and why it's evil and sharing a plan for what I’m going to do about it; go big or go home.

On Bringing a "Real" Bible to Church

I’m told the joke is now overdone. And so—in light of submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ—I have done my best since to refrain. A simple reminder before I began preaching had become commonplace for a number of months. Something like … open your real Bibles to [the preaching passage] with me. Or if you brought a fake Bible, you can of course just type in the reference. Quick. Harmless. Played out.

We Want a Celebrity, Not a Savior

In October of 2014 the most influential pastor of his generation was compelled to write his letter of resignation amidst mounting claims of purchasing bestseller status and domineering leadership. In August of 2018 the most influential pastor of his generation was also forced to resign prematurely amidst mounting allegation of sexual misconduct and abuse of power. In February of this year a pastor was fired for a barrage of sinful leadership patterns including financial impropriety and domineering leadership.