Renegade’s Guide to God
RG2G 056 21 Ways We Are Saving the American Church
I believe in the church. Yes, I know. It’s messed up, abusive, and sometimes outrageous the way “church people” behave. But I’m not talking about the institution, the organization, or the denominational artifact. I’m talking about the dynamic, vital, spiritual community that Jesus had in mind when He said that … More
RG2G 055 Ten Good Reasons You Need a Great Church
Something I hear constantly when I’m around people are war stories about how they’ve been burnt by the church. If you are not careful, you’ll end up thinking that just because a lot of churches are messed up, all churches are messed up.
I know good people who have opted … More
RG2G 054 Why Nobody Wants to Join Your Church
There seems to be a lot of controversy these days about church membership. In fact, there is a lot of debate going on about whether or not we even need churches with all of the online resources available. So in response to a pastor who asks the question, “Why does … More
RG2G 053 Why 42 Million Christians Have Left the American Church
In a recent research study, the Barna Group has reported that over 42 million Christians in America are no longer actively attending and supporting a church.
In today’s show we talk about some of the reasons why, and what can be done. If you’re one of the 42 million, there … More
RG2G 052 How Do You See Yourself?
One of the haunting questions I’ve had to deal with over and over is, “Why do people who call themselves Christians behave so badly?” Is it because they are bad people, or is something else bigger going on?
Here’s what I’ve learned. Identity determines behavior. How you truly see … More
RG2G 051 Breaking Your Brain Out of Jesus’ Jail
You can’t be a Christan and be an intellectual, right? We all know that all Christians think alike. To be a Christian is to conform, not only in lifestyle, but in thought pattern as well. All of these lies have been shoved down our throat, and overlaid on us by … More
RG2G 050 Going to Hell From Church
Wouldn’t it be sad to spend your life as a religious person and miss God in eternity? It scares me sometimes when, here in America, we have so much exposure to spiritual things that we fail to understand that just knowing about God, Jesus, and the content of Scripture is … More
RG2G 049 How Do Spiritual Gifts Work, And Do I Have Any?
One of the questions I hear over and over again is, “What am I supposed to do with my life now that I’m a Christian? Now that I follow Christ, what is there for me to do that makes a difference in the world, and what has God placed … More
RG2G 048 Why Are There So Many Mean Christians?
Everywhere I go I meet people who have been wounded by other Christians. The landscape all across America is littered with broken hearts and shattered dreams of those who have been turned away and turned off by churches.
I believe there is a big difference between Christianity and what … More
The “Perp Walk” at Walmart
I was in our local Walmart the other day shopping for stuff I needed to decorate for Christmas. Now think about it. This is the Christmas season, the season of joy, right? The season of it’s better to give than receive.
We had just come off of Black Friday. … More