One of my favorite movies of all-time is Stanley Kubrick's 1957 film, Paths of Glory. For some reason, no war movie has better communicated to me a sense of dread and danger as the opening scene. As the camera pans back through the trenches for several minutes, showing the aftermath of a traumatic and intense war, … Continue reading In the Trenches
I wish I could proudly call myself a fundamentalist. I really do. But I can't. According to my metaphorical spiritual resume, that label would seem to fit. I grew up in a Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. It wasn't the stereotypical, pulpit-pounding, amen-shouting, Westboro Baptist type. It was generally a friendly place. I had, and still do have … Continue reading I’m a Fundamentalist, But I’m Not
There's a cognitive dissonance in many conservative churches today. There is an avid rejection of "seeker-sensitive" methodology - correctly so, I might add -from the pulpit, when, in reality, it permeates various areas of the church. The most common area? The youth ministry. Now, allow me to pause for a moment. When writing articles of this nature, … Continue reading Should Churches Have Bus Ministries?