1. 3 Things That Should Concern Us Amidst the Houston Sermon Subpoena Scandal

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    October 15, 2014 by cbbeard

    A news story broke yesterday that a number of ministers in Houston-area churches were notified that their sermons and other …
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  2. Me and a Little Church in Oklahoma

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    June 12, 2014 by cbbeard

    A few weeks ago I was overcome with emotion as I sat in a pew, about halfway back, on the …
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  3. A Sequestered Blemish in the Church

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    April 30, 2014 by cbbeard

    It seems to me that prejudice is simply racism with plausible deniability. Some might say that there is no distinction …
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  4. Bridging the Gap (between church and a new “religious” group)

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    April 9, 2014 by cbbeard

    “What would it take to get you to attend a Muslim worship service?” That was the question I recently heard …
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  5. A New (Old) Vision for Spiritual Formation

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    March 22, 2014 by cbbeard

    So what now?  What do you do when you realize that the road you are on doesn’t lead to your …
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  6. A crucial exercise for our church…(and for your church too!)

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    March 19, 2014 by cbbeard

    A few months ago, the leadership team of the church I serve participated in an exercise that was convicting and …
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  7. The view from PhDc…halfway there!

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    February 18, 2014 by cbbeard

    On December 23rd of last year I received official confirmation that I had been awarded “Candidacy” status by the powers …
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