Hitting The Target vs. Targeting The Hits

Bob Goff said this in his insightful book Love Does, I heard about Jesus for the first time when I as in high school from a guy named Doug, who I used to shoot BB guns with. We would go out in the woods by a reservoir and shoot at cans and old car fenders….

What’s in a name?

Why do we name kids what we do? I suppose some name their children after family members, others just like the sound of the name, and still others might know some film character that they liked. I’ve noticed lately that some of the old names are making a comeback. Emma is popular. My grandmother was…

My take on Global Warming and other hot-button items…

Ok, so what’s my take on global warming? I don’t know. I’m a pastor, not a scientist. Go ask a scientist. I live in Louisiana. It’s always warm. I have some opinions about global warming, but they are probably about as well informed as your opinions. Here’s the thing about opinions: we all have them….

The Trouble With ISMs

Have you noticed lately how many “ISMs” there are? ISMs are everywhere and they are all mad about something. Socialism is mad at capitalism, nationalism is mad at globalism, conservatism is mad at liberalism, and racism is mad at racism. ISMs are bitterly divided and deeply divisive. Here’s just one example. I was watching a…

The Secret of Happiness

The year 2017 will go down as one of the tough ones for America. Hurricane Harvey was like that crazy uncle who came to visit but just wouldn’t leave. He rolled into Matagorda Bay, hung around Rockport, then left to gather up some more water to dump on Houston and southeast Texas. By the time…

The Problem of Evil

Like you, I’ve been thinking about that shooter in Las Vegas and asking the same questions you are probably asking. What could cause a man to do that? How much hate must someone have before he comes unhinged? As I read various takes on this twisted and bitterly sad event I worry that, like most…