Stop Shoving your Government Down my Throat

Stop Shoving your Government Down my Throat

As the days grow closer to a pivotal election day we see both the Obama and Romney campaigns making final strides towards party conventions, and ultimately the all important November Tuesday. More importantly as the time grows shorter we see both sides making crucial comments and decisions regarding their idea of what the United States … Continue reading

Advice to Young Couples

Advice to Young Couples

  It has been a couple years now since I stepped down from my post as youth pastor at Immaculate Conception. In the time I find myself missing the ministry and the great friendships and fellowships that encompassed it. However, stepping down from the ministry may have been one of the best things I could … Continue reading

Overcoming Inner Demons and Addictions

Overcoming Inner Demons and Addictions

If you watch ESPN you have probably watched, or at least seen advertised, the various 30 for 30 documentaries produced. The productions usually focus on a singular sports event, team, or individual and a particular thing that happened, i.e. Steve Bartman trying to catch the foul ball in the 2003 NLCS game 6 in Chicago, … Continue reading

The Religious Right Gets it Wrong Again.

The Religious Right Gets it Wrong Again.

If you follow politics at all, or watch the nightly news remotely close, their is no doubt you have seen Pastor Robert Jeffress, of FBC Dallas, declare republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney unfit for the job due to his affiliation with Mormonism. When Jeffress introduced Perry at the Values Voters Summit he contrasted Perry and … Continue reading

Protecting Pastors from Burning Out

Protecting Pastors from Burning Out

Do you know of any pastors lately who had an affair? How about any pastors caught with drugs? What about preachers who fleeced their congregation’s pocketbook? Generally, when we hear of these and other moral failings we are quick to label these men and women as wolfs in sheep’s clothing, hypocrites, anti-Christs, etc… However, I … Continue reading

Humbleness is in the Parking

Humbleness is in the Parking

When I was a leader at my former church, a Southern Baptist/ Non-Denom congregation, I always tried to think outside of the box when it came to bringing in new attendees or raising awareness about the church’s work. When we had moved from the non-existent community of Williams to Poteau I asked the other fellow … Continue reading

Sure You Want to be a Youth Pastor?

Sure You Want to be a Youth Pastor?

He’s the other guy… Yeah, he’s a pastor but he’s not “the” pastor… “Oh, is that your pastor? He’s kinda young.” … “No, he’s the guy that babysits the youth”… One of the most sought after, yet looked down upon, positions on a church staff is the position of the youth pastor. No one staffer … Continue reading

An Open Letter to EWTN

An Open Letter to EWTN

Before I begin I should remark how grateful I am that EWTN exists. I thank God constantly for the wisdom and courage he gave to Mother Angelica some 30 years ago to establish a cable network to help enrich the lives of Catholics everywhere. Now whether on my tv, the internet, or radio I have … Continue reading

Church Fail: Preparing for the Rapture this Saturday

Church Fail: Preparing for the Rapture this Saturday

In case you haven’t heard the Rapture is occurring this Saturday.(it’s really a shame it couldn’t have waited until Sunday. Imagine the sight when millions of people suddenly vanish in the middle of Church while the rest of the congregation sits dumbfounded). We have no choice; it’s going to happen in 3 days whether we … Continue reading