So, here we are all… Coffee is in the foyer and if you’ll fill out this visitor card, you’ll get a free gift for visiting us today! Hi. I’m JC and I am bad for the church. Now, some of you are not like me. You are Jonathans, raised in the house of your father,… Continue reading I am Bad for the Church.
Category: The American Church
I get tons of questions about my particular stances for the Lord, usually revolving around why I seem so darn angry. The majority of church folks just don’t see things from my perspective and it is easy to dismiss how I am or what I say as just being “angry”, ministering from my wounds, stopped… Continue reading Being Unbalanced
Sacrilege towards the Frankenchrist.
“I could not understand why men who knew all about good and evil could hate and kill each other”. Mary Shelley Frankenstein “Je n’ai jamais été chrétien, je n’ai été réveillé que par Dieu. I have never been a Christian, I have only been awakened by God.” ~Vérité, self. There is only one way to… Continue reading Sacrilege towards the Frankenchrist.
So, I’m really not a big “smash sinners” guy. You know what they say about people who live in glass houses, how they probably shouldn’t vacuum naked and all. So this post isn’t about that. God gave us the cross because he knew we were basically going to suck and suck big-time. We all suck… Continue reading Heart Check
The Lazarus Generation
So, you want to be effective with Gen-X? If you were to gauge exactly who this demographic is and how to win them by the current efforts of the church, more than likely you would start some sort of hipster ministry. For instance, you could take out all titles and replace them with something more… Continue reading The Lazarus Generation
The (ab)normal Christian Life
Have you ever stopped the world for a second and taken a long, hard look at what we have become? I have, and what I have seen has shocked me to my core. You see, to conform inside of the Cult of Normal truly is the easiest thing in the world to accomplish, you just… Continue reading The (ab)normal Christian Life
Button your lip. Don’t let the shield slip. Take a fresh grip on your bullet proof mask. And if they try to break down your disguise with their questions – You can hide, hide, hide, Behind paranoid eyes. You put on our brave face and slip over the road for a jar. Fixing your grin… Continue reading Amerikan Babylon
Worship: Singing Your Lies.
This is not a simple thing, getting simple. Much of what we do is rooted in our identity as 21st century beings and it is very difficult to shed those thought processes. I have come to feel that the trappings of the zeitgeist can only really be seen when they are held up in contrast… Continue reading Worship: Singing Your Lies.
The God of Serious Men?
‘If I had my way, I’d fire you. You aren’t the God of serious men, you’re the God of little girls that wish upon a star’. Thus began my prayer time today. No reflective pause at the start, no praising Him for this or that thing, no coming before him in the mighty and incomparable… Continue reading The God of Serious Men?
Feed others not yourself, Tubby McChurchian.
No, this is not a warning to those engaged in the character assassination of others while deeply embedded in the sin of gluttony that comes from too much fried chicken. I wouldn’t lower myself to that. Who am I kidding, I totally would. But I’m not. Right now. This is about our excess and selfishness… Continue reading Feed others not yourself, Tubby McChurchian.