Pastor Warren, I just heard the news about the terrible loss your family has suffered. My heart and prayers go out to you as they do for all families that are struck by a sudden tragedy. But today I feel more compelled than ever to offer you some advice. It seems strange, I know. You... Continue Reading →
I know I'm a nerd, but I can't help but be fascinated by some of the brain science research being done today. One studythat particularly intrigues me involved using a fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) to measure the brain's activity of Tibetan monks who were meditating on compassion. Now, meditating on compassion is something Tibetan... Continue Reading →
Keeping Up Appearances
When I first moved to Welch I met a young man who was eager to share his testimony. So, one day we sat down at a restaurant and had a nice chat over a piece of pie. The young man, John*, at a young age became very immersed in "biker culture". He never owned his... Continue Reading →
Why I’m Not Eating Chick-Fil-A Today
I know I haven't written in a while... but I figured that since it was the start of a new month and I have settled into this new leg of my ministry journey, today was as good as any to pick up the old pen (metaphorically speaking, of course). And lo!, today just happens to... Continue Reading →
When They Stop Believing, Do We Get To Stop Loving?
Recently, I read an article on the NPR.org about Teresa MacBain, a former Florida minister who no longer believes in God. (Click here for a link to the article). In a nutshell, MacBain, the daughter of a pastor, had been raised in a conservative Southern Baptist family and eventually became a pastor in the United... Continue Reading →