Month: August 2016

The Most Controversial Topic of All Time

As I was researching the sermon for last week, this topic came to me and I just felt compelled to share it and get your thoughts.  Possible the most controversial topic I’ve ever written on, I’m expecting many different opinions all with… Read More

Help! – The Theology of The Beatles

When I’m writing a sermon, I get lots of ideas that end up in the trashcan.  Maybe one day I’ll be ambitious and do a “director’s cut” of a sermon.  But one of the ideas I didn’t get a chance to flesh… Read More

Help Wanted!

“I know I’m about to win! I’m just so close!” In the back of mind I can still hear myself saying those words as my friends Lance, Gene, Murali, and Rich dragged me away from the poker machines in Tahoe. It was… Read More

Craig’s Kitchen – Spam Musubi

Spam musubi is one of those dishes that once in a while I simply crave.  If you’ve been to our home for our holiday open house or to one of our Bible studies, I’ve probably made it for you.  If you haven’t,… Read More

Everything Happens for a Reason

“Everything happens for a reason.” You’ve probably heard that saying before. You might have even said it yourself. Usually when something sad or tragic happens, people say these words to help comfort those who have lost someone or something important. “Everything happens… Read More

What Half Truths Do You Believe In? (book review)

“God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.” “Everything happens for a reason.” “God helps those who help themselves.” Have you ever heard these sayings?  Perhaps you’ve said them yourself.  If you have I understand.  They sound thoughtful, insightful, or inspirational… Read More

What If God Were Black?

Which way do you put forks in the dishwasher? Obviously, the correct way is with the tines pointing up. That way when it drips dry the germs all run down the fork and away from where you put it in your mouth…. Read More

Fonzie Syndrome

Arthur Fonzerelli defined cool. When I was growing up, every guy wanted to be The Fonz. Who wouldn’t want to be able to snap their fingers and have girls appear on your arm – that’s girls with an “s.” He could bump… Read More