A Prayer for My Teammates

This week, news broke of another well-known Christian minister committing suicide.  In the wake of this news, there has been a lot of talk about mental illness and of the absurd expectations and burdens that are put on ministers.  Both of these topics are very appropriate. As Ed Stetzer wrote, "The reality is that pastors … Continue reading A Prayer for My Teammates

An Error at Third

Yesterday, I attended the last regular season game of the Oklahoma City Dodgers (the Triple-A minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) with some people from my church family. The Dodgers didn't play well and they lost the game. On one play, a ball was hit to the Dodgers' third baseman who booted the … Continue reading An Error at Third

Leaving the Faith

In the past few weeks news has broken about some well-known ministers within evangelical Christianity leaving their faith and walking away from the church.  The Bible gives several reasons for why people denounce the truth of the Gospel, including these: "Devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons" (1 Timothy 4:1). "an unbelieving heart" … Continue reading Leaving the Faith