Two years ago, I started what I hoped to be an annual tradition of going up to the North Georgia mountains for the day and spending some time alone with God. I try to have a daily quiet time with Him, but I wanted to start taking one day a year for what I call […]Read more "From (the NEW) PJ Lifestyle: The Real Value of Time Alone with God"
Take it from me: it’s been a tough year to be a Georgia Bulldog football fan. After some preseason hype — including Heisman Trophy talk for running back Nick Chubb — the tale of the season has become one of lackluster quarterbacks, inconsistent offense, and a knee injury for Chubb. Those factors have spelled losses […]Read more "From PJ Lifestyle: Spoiled, Entitled Fans Turn On Successful University of Georgia Football Coach"
At Eastridge Community Church, where I work (and where I’ve been a member for over a quarter century), I’m part of the team that plans and executes our Sunday services. I also direct the services, so I try as much as possible to have a handle on what’s going to happen. I guess you could […]Read more "From PJ Lifestyle: Remembering Who Is in Control Of Our Worship Services"
I recently shared about the case of the high school football coach in Washington state who kneels at the 50-yard line after games to utter a prayer of thanks for his players. When we last left Coach Joe Kennedy of Bremerton High School, the school board had ordered the coach to refrain from his nonsectarian […]Read more "From PJ Parenting: Praying Football Coach Continues To Face Opposition From School Officials"
As I wrote in my book Football, Faith, and Flannery O’Connor: A Love Letter To The South, sports and faith go hand in hand. Watch any movie or television show about football long enough and you’ll see somebody uttering a prayer in the locker room or on the field… Unfortunately, like so many other expressions […]Read more "From PJ Parenting: High School Football Coach Defies Order to Halt Postgame Prayers"
Acts 4 presents a beautiful picture of God’s people taking care of each others’ needs. But to go for some clarity here, it was not socialism. These acts of sharing didn’t happen by mandate from a government entity; there wasn’t even a denomination or diocese telling the nascent community of believers what to do. Continue […]Read more "From PJ Lifestyle: The Only Surefire Way To End Poverty"
A year ago today, I went back to work at Eastridge Community Church. It was a big a leap of faith as when I first joined the staff in 2004 and when I left in 2010. Coming back in October 2014 was like taking a leap of faith onto a rapidly moving train! It’s been […]Read more "A Leap of Faith: One Year Later"