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Jesus Was Never God’s Backup Plan

Did you know it's the season of giving? We tend to think it's the season of shopping but we would be incorrect. Sometimes we conflate the activity of a season...

Cut and Paste

It’s called “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth”. It’s also called the “Jefferson Bible.” It’s a historical edited version of Holy Scripture produced by President Thomas Jefferson in...

Opportunity Knocked Out

Like you, my heart was knocked to the ground over the sick tragedy in Texas yesterday. With that in mind, the Lord brought me to a very interesting passage in...

What Would Jesus Say About Las Vegas

The events of Las Vegas have our country reeling. Consequently, the cycle of tragic experiences has sadly become common and accepted as a normative pattern for American life. The pattern...

My Country Tis of Knee

It’s happening again. The President has given all of us reason to spout off about what’s current. Let the outrage and soap-boxing begin. My turn. As a Christian Pastor born...

Joy In the City, Here We Come

Christianity has never been a neutral entity in any context. From the first century onward, the Church either rubbed entire national systems the wrong way (see 1st Century Rome, Nazi...

God, Sex and Tithe

We'll get to the topic of sex in a minute. Hold on. First, we need to talk Tithing. Yes, that uncomfortable conversation you need to have with yourself and God...

Racism Outrage and the 21st Century Christian

Let me start by saying that any and all denouncements of racism in this country are important. Let me further clarify that racism has no place in the heart of...

Wednesday Night Bible Study… Again?

I am so excited about this. We are starting a new outlet of Bible ministry here at Waters Church. In the "old days" we went to church three times a...

Going to Church is Boring

There. I said it. It's boring. Going to church and leaving every week is a real snooze-fest if you ask me. No wonder people in America are going to church...

Let’s Have Real Accountability

I was having a conversation about church leadership with a gentlemen who had previously served a church in New England as pastor. In that conversation, the subject of Pastoral Accountability...

It’s So Easy to Say Good-Bye

THIS is a big day for our church that most of you are not even aware of. That's okay. I'm glad you're not aware of it. What is today? Today...

Why We Do 3 Things That Annoy Consumer Christians

Philippians 2 is the bloodline of a Church rooted in the Gospel and shaped to reach a world for Christ. Philippians 2:5–8 (NLT) You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus...

Yes to the World of No

Numbers 20 is a hard chapter in Moses' life. Miriam dies in verse 1, Moses fails to honor God and loses out on the Promised Land while drawing water from...

My Refugee Post

Now would be a great time for "Evangelical" Christians to read what the scriptures teach about the relationship of government and faith. As we see an internal struggle between Christians of...