Why we worship on Sunday

In my recent posts on the physical center of the Christian worship, a few commentators challenged the idea that the Christian church should assemble on Sundays. I promised them that I’d explain why, so here it is: The Sabbath is as physical and natural as night and day. The origins of the Sabbath come from ...

Prettying up people who are far from life

I ran into an old friend today and asked what he’s doing for a job. “I help people who are far from life look their best,” he said. “Oh, so you sell makeup,” I replied. “No, not really. But I do apply it.” “You’re one of those beauty consultants at the mall?” “No, I said ...

Are you a Christ follower or mainly just a label avoider?

If you listen to emergent preachers and boosters for any length of time, you can’t help but notice the studied avoidance of Christian and its replacement with Christ follower. A couple of weeks ago I offered a critique of how the church tries to make Jesus famous, but Christ follower is the term that gives ...