Backward verse of the day (#12)

I just finished reading through the book of Luke and I’ve made a note of many backwards verses. The beatitudes in Luke are direct and hard hitting. These six verses are the mea culpa of the Bible’s backwards theology. Jesus announces that the kingdom is near, and then proceeds to describe it for us. All […]

The State of Black America – According to Bill Cosby

Barack Obama’s candidacy and his speech on race in America have brought America’s original sin and subsequent racial issues back to the front of our collective conscience. This is good and healthy for America. Too many white Americans (myself included) have little idea of what is going on in the African American community, while assuming […]

Real Man Candidate #2: The Euro-Man

Man Candidate #2: The Euro-man Specimen: David Beckham His case: 1. He’s British, so he’s got a cooler accent than you. 2. He can “bend it.” 3. He sports the combo blow-hawk (bleached faux hawk). 4. He’s richer than you. 5. He plays football (in the USA, we refer to this as “soccer”). Euro-men prefer […]

Other Cincinnati Church Plants/Planters…

Paul Peterson has compiled a list of new church plants in the Cincinnati area. To see these other churches is very exciting and I can’t wait to meet all of them. The days of territorialism and competitiveness are dead, and I’m glad for it. Churches on mission need to work together to reach their respective […]

Backward verse of the day (#11)

In the book of Luke, Jesus says very little in the first few chapters. The first recorded words of Jesus is in chapter 2 where the boy Jesus found in the temple and his parents were looking for him. Jesus says nothing in chapter 3. He responds to Satan’s temptations with one sentence quotes from […]