The Best News You are Likely to Hear This Election Season!

Good news, everyone. You very likely don’t have to sweat choosing between Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton! For most everyone in the country, your vote for Hillary, for Trump, or for Gary Johnson or even Jill Stein won’t make a bit of difference. Our system is NOT a direct democracy. What you think is a Read more about The Best News You are Likely to Hear This Election Season![…]

Stop Sawing- Please!

Here’s something I’m wondering about tonight. What is God’s greatest value/character/characteristic? Let’s assume you all went with the Sunday School answer and thought “love,” but even if you didn’t, you can still do this little thought experiment. Now the question is, “How do you know?” Here’s where I’m going with this- no matter what your answer Read more about Stop Sawing- Please![…]

Cake My Ass.

I read a blog post today that compared being a pastor to “cake.” The claim (made by a house church advocate) is that “a professional pastor’s job is mostly cake… By “cake,” I’m referring to the fact that his job is easy.” The basis for this claim is “2.5 years” as a pastor while sitting in Read more about Cake My Ass.[…]

Last Chance For a Win-Win on Same-Sex Marriage?

This week, two important things happened. First, the voters of North Carolina passed a State constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. And then shortly after, President Obama reversed his long-held position against same-sex marriage and said, “It ought to be legal.” In addition, the polls now show that the country is almost precisely divided in half Read more about Last Chance For a Win-Win on Same-Sex Marriage?[…]

From the Archives: Funniest Email Exchange… EVER.

From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.15am To: David Thorne Subject: Poster Hi I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me. It has to be A4 and I will photocopy it and Read more about From the Archives: Funniest Email Exchange… EVER.[…]

Why Church Planter Conferences are SO much better than Church Growth Conferences.

I’ve been incredibly blessed over the last couple of months to be able to attend two gatherings of Church Planters. The first was the Ecclesia Network‘s National Gathering and the second has been Christian Associates International‘s Leadership Summit. I’ll blog more in depth about both soon, but for now- it’s got me thinking about why Read more about Why Church Planter Conferences are SO much better than Church Growth Conferences.[…]

Is It Possible to Have a Win-Win on Same-Sex Marriage?

From the archives (written in 2008) Is it possible to have a win-win on Same-Sex Marriage (SSM)? I think it‚Äôs not only possible- it‚Äôs imperative. The recent passage (and subsequent furor and church protests over) Prop 8 in otherwise reliably liberal California shows just how divided we are over this issue. Want to start an Read more about Is It Possible to Have a Win-Win on Same-Sex Marriage?[…]

Just in time for the Fourth… “Be Careful What You Worship on July 4”

New article up on Out of Ur… join the discussion! July 1, 2010 Be Careful What You Worship on July 4 Is national patriotism inconsistent with Christianity? by Bob Hyatt I‚Äôve been a part of numerous churches that celebrated American Independence Day with abandon: 80-foot flags hanging from the ceilings, singing the ‚ÄúStar Spangled Banner‚Äù Read more about Just in time for the Fourth… “Be Careful What You Worship on July 4”[…]