I’ve been teaching “professionally” now for more than 20 years. While the calendar implications of that fact are enough to sufficiently blow my mind, there is a far deeper reality that is stirring me. The goal for any teacher is that moment… the lightbulb… the aha… the day the student “gets it”. I am in […]Read More The Proudest Day
In a performance-based Christianity it usually goes something like this: the better I do, the better I am. The more I do things that are pleasing to God, the more He loves me and is pleased with me. The more I read Scripture and the more I experience my own pains and mistakes in life […]Read More The Entire Truth
This is not a rant. I’m not angry about anything. This is my story. The fact is… I have waited more than 10 years to write it. I do so now because of the repeated inquiries of others. I write at the risk of being misunderstood. I write with the hope that I may help […]Read More Why I Left the Fundamentalism of My Youth
Have you ever noticed that some of the most difficult places to get to are some of the most rewarding? I find this especially true when I am trying to escape technological tethers (cell phones, email and the like). I remember a hike we used to take at a camp where I worked for several […]Read More The Maze of Grace
Process Church will seek to be a place that refuses to rank sins. There are no biggies… just sins. Sins that are ALWAYS forgivable. Forgiveness doesn’t dismiss the ramifications of sin. Rather it embraces the realities of grace. Forgiveness is the ultimate kindness of God. One Scripture says that we are to forgive others in […]Read More Extending Forgiveness – Core Value #2
This past Sunday night I took a group of high school students to watch the movie Amazing Grace… which is essentially the life story of William Wilberforce. Quite frankly, I did not know much about Wilberforce’s legacy until I began studying up so I could let students know about why we were seeing this movie. […]Read More Amazing Indeed
I love being a teacher! Almost every time I open God’s Word to teach students I receive much more than I could possibly give. This week as I prepared for my 2 talks that I would present Sunday I was struck by the similarities in theme. The irony is that they did not come from […]Read More Freedom!
I am a Protestant. I am an Evangelical Protestant. I am an Evangelical Protestant participating in Lent for the first time. To be frank I think the first time I even heard of Lent was in the late 1990’s. One of my students had a mainline denominational background and told me that he was going […]Read More Lent: A Protestant Perspective