Jay Pritchett on Hell

July 24, 2013 // 18 Comments

Whenever I talk to certain people about hell I am reminded of something Jay Pritchett said on the TV show Modern Family. Whether you are a universalist, inclusionist, traditionalist, or none of the above, I hope the following piece of dialogue will make you smile. As Jay shows, whenever we make bold claims about [...]

What is a disciple?

April 1, 2011 // 3 Comments

With all the hoopla about what it means to be a follower of Jesus, I am grateful for Don Miller‘s simple, back-to-the-Bible take on what it means to be a [...]

Leadership in The Office: Top 15 Michael Scott Quotes

April 16, 2010 // 3 Comments

One thing that unites most church leaders is an interest in the subject of leadership. Leadership is important, I’ll grant you, but honestly, do we need another leaders’ meeting? Since that day in Miletus when Paul met with the Ephesian elders, leaders have been meeting regularly with other leaders to teach [...]

Christianity in The Simpsons: Top 12 Reverend Lovejoy Quotes

April 1, 2010 // 2 Comments

Who is the most watched preacher on American TV? For the past 20 years it has probably been the Reverend Timothy Lovejoy of the First Church of Springfield. This is both funny and depressing. Funny, because The Simpsons is good satire (or used to be); depressing because for many Reverend Lovejoy is the face of [...]

What Would Jesus Drive?

February 13, 2010 // 24 Comments

A standard question asked at youth groups used to be “Should Christians drive BMWs?” I never understood the point of this. I wondered, does God hate German cars? Yes I know it was never about the car. But how could we cruise around with 300 brake-horsepower under the bonnet when poor people were starving and [...]