Why The Church Should Not Evolve

blockbuster_1250Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. (Matthew 24:35)

The video store is dead.

This is not really news. The video store has been on life support for years. And in some rural communities Mom and Pop movie rental shops are still hanging in there.

But after years of fighting a terminal, self-inlicted disease, Blockbuster finally decided to shutter its final 300 stores. Continue reading

POP GOD POPcast: Episode 2 – Adam Diehl

slide.001Welcome to Episode 2 of the POP GOD POPcast – an exploration into the lives of people seeking God in the present tense.

This week’s guest is Adam Diehl. Adam is the singer and guitarist for The Gilded Youth, a local band from Augusta. Adam is also a an English teacher, an avid TV fan, and a Deacon and Sunday School teacher at a Southern Baptist church! Adam shares his musical roots, his love for traditional hymns, and how he balances being in an alternative band and serving in a traditional church. We also geek out over the upcoming season of “Arrested Development” and Adam takes the POP Quiz. If you love music you’ll love getting to know Adam.  Download and be charmed by his infectious laugh and become a fan of The Gilded Youth.

I’m so excited to open up POP GOD into a new area and share with you other’s stories of seeking God in the present tense. I’d love to hear your feedback. Leave me a comment and let me know how to improve things, what you’d like to hear discussed, and give me your ideas as to who you’d like to see on the POPcast.

Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, share it on Twitter and Facebook and anywhere else. I’d really appreciate it. Thanks. Enjoy.

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Why I’m Not Watching The Bible

576420_173110112837007_1580306635_nThe hottest show on television the past two weeks has been “The Bible”, History Channel’s 10 part miniseries executive produced by Mark Burnett, the reality television mastermind behind “Survivor” and “The Voice”.

Burnett has been vocal in his passion for bringing the story of God to television. His gamble is paying off big time, bringing in record-setting numbers to watch the trials of Moses, Noah, David, and more.

So, as Christians, shouldn’t we all be behind “The Bible” – watching it, recording it, tweeting about it, having parties and inviting our friends over to watch it?

I don’t think so.

Why am I not watching “The Bible”? Because I don’t think we have to settle. Continue reading

How To Be The Most Interesting Man In The World

Who do you think is the most interesting man in the world? You may be surprised, but my answer is not going to be the familiar spokesman in the Dos Equis commercials.

No, the man I think is the most interesting in the world has held a variety of jobs. He’s been a movie star, fisherman, toy inspector, musician and published author. He hobnobs with celebrities and has played a vital role in many historical encounters. And occasionally he gets into fights with a giant chicken.

That’s right, the most interesting man in the world is Peter Griffin, the main character of “Family Guy.” Continue reading