Instead of a church that’s more like us, maybe we should be seeking a church that looks more like Jesus.
The “treasures on earth” Jesus rebukes are the systems and structures that oppress, objectify and dehumanize others at the altar of self-righteousness, exclusivity and superiority.
While there is always time for opinion, dialogue and debate, I wanted to take this opportunity to simply share my prayer for us all on this Christmas Eve. Be of good cheer and celebrate well, dear friends! May your blessings overflow. If you are sick, may you find comfort. If you are hurt, may you … Continue reading A Christmas Prayer
If you’ve been following the blog here at The Awesomeness Conspiracy, you know I spent last week at the Aldersgate Campus of New Creation UMC in Chesapeake, Va., for their annual Youth Week celebration. This was the second consecutive year I was invited to be the guest speaker for this incredible youth event and for … Continue reading A reminder of what is possible
A youth pastor friend of mine recently had his budget cut because he spent too much on tacos for some students one night. Another was run out of his job at a small church because parents wanted him to spend more time playing games and developing activities for his students than teaching them the Bible. … Continue reading Whacky Tacky Wednesday