Wake Up Church! God Loves Everyone!

I’ve been a part of the church for 41 years and a pastor for 20 plus of those years.  My relationship with it has been bitter sweet.   When it’s good, it’s really good, but when it’s bad, it’s really bad.  I’ve been blessed by the church and have been blessed out by it as well because I wouldn’t give in to the so-called religious elite.  Over the last couple of years I’ve started to question the mission of the church because of its double talk. Here’s my concern, lots Read more [...]

Let’s Talk About Church and Rob Bell in Birmingham Alabama

When was the last time you went to church and fed on some new manna?  The church is supposed to be a community of growth, creativity, love, compassion, etc., but is it?  Have you ever wondered why church attendance is declining?  I think the reason is largely due to the preachers who stand behind the pulpit every Sunday and say nothing.  What I mean is that every time we go to church we hear the same old message dressed in different clothes and we are bored with it.  Now, many of you won’t Read more [...]

Connecting With My Mom After She Transitioned

My mother fought for three years and seven months before it happened.  She battled to the very end, never giving up and keeping hope alive with her determination to beat it, but pancreatic cancer ain’t no joke.  People often say that cancer is what defeated mom, but I refuse to believe that.  If cancer defeated my mother, her cancer would still be alive sinking its ugly teeth into another victim, but it’s not.  Her cancer is no longer alive, but I believe that she is.  She transitioned Read more [...]

Matthew 1 – The Genealogy of Jesus

Over the last couple of days I’ve been studying one of the most intriguing chapters in all of the bible.  Are you ready for this? Matthew 1 - The Genealogy of Jesus. I know this doesn’t come as a surprise because genealogies are typically part of our daily bible reading, right?  Listen, I’ve been guilty myself of not paying much attention to this protracted list of hard to pronounce names, but in doing so, we have forfeited the opportunity to glean much insight into the mystery of God.  Read more [...]

I’m not interested in being consistent, but in discovering truth.

My quest is to know God. One of the ways to accomplish this task is to study the bible which affords us the opportunity to see how ancient people understood God. By applying the rules of Biblical Interpretation we can to some degree understand the bible as the real readers understood it. I'm not interested in being consistent, but in discovering truth. Truth may lead one to a path that's not popular, but popularity isn't the end goal, truth is. Follow My Page -obr Read more [...]