The Elephant in the Sanctuary

“Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season…“ (2 Timothy 4:2, NIV) There’s an elephant in the room at church.  We don’t talk about it and we pretend it isn’t there, even though his peanut-breath is hard to miss.  When I’m hanging out with other pastors, we talk about it, we just […]

And now…Colossians

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, and Timothy our brother: 2 To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ in Colossae. Grace to you and peace from God our Father. (Colossians 1:1-2, HCSB) As you may have guessed, this is the greeting of the letter from Paul to the church in Colossae. […]

Don’t Cut Corners

Acts 16:1-5 (NIV) 1 He [Paul] came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was a Jewess and a believer, but whose father was a Greek. 2 The brothers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him. 3 Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so […]