Church: Battleship or Cruise Ship?

One is on vacation. One is on a mission. One is designed to be glamorous. One is designed to be bellicose. One caters to the wants of every occupant. One carries out the command of the captain for the good of the nation. One is totally safe and comfortable. One is fully armed and often…

How To Oppress a People: Pyramid, Power, & Protocol vs. Process

How to Prevent a Promotion Another term for protocol is “red tape”. Sometimes, red tape can be another word for complicating a process. For example, a lot of paperwork, a lot of reference letters, a lot of background checks, a lot of fees, a lot of training, a lot of butt-kissing and brown-nosing. Anything that…

Loneliness: Trying to Fit In, In the Wrong Place

When people say that they feel lonely or struggle with loneliness, what are they really saying? Usually they mean that when they consider a group of people, they don’t see themselves as fitting in well or being a good match with the members of that group. They see all the other members of that particular…

Why Did God Trust YOU with This Horrible Experience?

 As a child, I remember watching” Alive” with my family. This movie is based on a 70’s plane crash survivor story known as “Miracle in the Andes”. Being so young, the only things that stuck out to me were the mountains, the cold temperatures, the plane crash, and the cannibalism the survivors had to do…

God Doesn’t USE the Man Until He PROVES the Man

I’m not mad it happened. I’m just glad it’s over. After suffering for about 20 years with a “crippling” anxiety disorder, I can finally see the breaking of day. And I thank God not because I had to go through it, but because it’s over. You see, some people get mad at God for allowing…

Wise Soulwinning 101: Marketing “Jesus as the Product”

It was T.D. Jakes who said the controversial statement, “I think that Jesus is the product.” When I first heard this, I was horribly offended. I said, “How DARE he reduce the Savior of the World to a mere marketable product?” But after receiving insight from God about “soul winning” the other day, I can…