June 14, 2019

While the war for words is raging within the American political and social climate, the ignorance of the populace to understand the use and the meanings behind the terms is very unnerving.  Party propaganda, group manipulation, an uneducated populace, and generations o...

May 17, 2019

Understanding the landscape of church assemblies across the United States can become an overwhelming and exhausting task.  Its estimated that there are around two thousand mainline denominations across the US, several thousand smaller denominational branches, and even...

April 3, 2019

Learned helplessness is where, because of a traumatic event or constant failure, a person no longer believes that they can do anything to get out of the situation, for it to change, or to be helped. The person has been conditioned to believe that the situation is uncha...

March 20, 2019

You enter the church, sit in the pew, and hear about how great God is. How everything in life is a blessing, how everyone's doing so great. You decide to take that step yourself and everyone rejoices because you've said the prayer at the altar - you're saved!

But...

Wher...

December 17, 2018

For the first time ever, the Tulsa Christmas Parade held a block party after the parade in the Cathedral District. It contained music, close-up views of some of the parade entries and floats, food trucks, and fun inflatables for children.

The block party also included a...

November 28, 2018

Christmas. Some people are already decked out in all the decor and others are up in arms about the pagan roots behind the holiday. However you feel about Christmas, the reality is that people are celebrating it as a time of giving, love, and even recognizing the birth...

November 7, 2018

When we think of Thanksgiving, we tend to think about turkey, stuffing, pie, family and football. There's family all around, enjoying way more than enough to eat at a full table of food. You might think of after dinner as the time to get ready to wait in line for Black...

October 31, 2018

Is one day good and another day evil?  Not according to Scripture that states, "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it" (Psalm 118:24, King James Version).  October 31st is not an evil day but instead belongs to...

October 17, 2018

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. While it's nice to be able to take a moment to appreciate men and women of God, I thought it a bit non-inclusive due to the name.

Why? Because when you know about five-fold ministry, you could see this as only appreciating one of th...

August 29, 2018

Following Christ takes sacrifice. Those sacrifices could cause many of your friends to leave you. When you quit going to smoke break, going to the bar, going clubbing, or even going to Sunday brunch due to service, your friends can get offended.

A lot of American church...