What You Believe…Matters

“Don’t wear that hat in Church! It’s disrespectful to God!” I was still new as a pastor. We were a “come as you are” church. One of our guys, an old-school dude in his 40’s or 50’s, saw a young man wearing a ball cap. Sitting in a chair, waiting for church to begin. The kid was a first time …

Rich Pastors: Ugly Church

One of the things that turns me off to church…that turns many of us off to church…is Pastors making HUGE, GINORMOUS coin on the backs of people who are told that they must give to support some orphaned kid in some faraway place. Actually, Pastors getting rich off the ministry bugs the crap out of me. Seems like there should …

Every Church is…

Every church is contemporary. Every church looks like the world around us. All Christian churches are contemporary. Some are contemporary to the 1950’s. And that’s OK. Some are contemporary to the 1980’s. Again, no prob. One of the vanguards of the contemporary church movement began in 1965 with casual dress and upbeat music. As the decades changed, many of the …