Lift those hands in reckless abandon? Or hold back so you don't seem over the top? Comedian Jon Crist, gets church-goers to get real about how they would act and what they find attractive during a worship service.   Jon's videos are full of hilarious commentary on church culture. Watch The Wally Show's Favorite Jon Crist Video!  

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How much do you think about Heaven? A lot? A little? Not at all? Whether your earthly life is close to it’s end or you have many decades still in front of you, I hope your thoughts turn often to Heaven because that eternal perspective lifts the weariness we all face. One of my dear friends who thought well and often of Heaven was named Melina. Melina was a dark-haired, dark-eyed beauty (think, full-blooded Italian…

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Google “marriage jokes” and these are some of the things you’ll find: Marriage is not a word. It is a sentence–a life sentence. Marriage is very much like a violin; after the sweet music is over, the strings are attached. Marriage is love. Love is blind. Therefore, marriage is an institution for the blind. Marriage is an institution in which a man loses his Bachelor’s Degree and the woman gets her Masters. Marriage is a…

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My children loved watching Mister Rogers Neighborhood on TV and if I’m honest, his quiet deliberate way of talking about life had a calming effect on me, too. The former Presbyterian pastor’s warm smile, compassionate heart and friendly puppets were convincing to viewers that he, indeed, did “like you just the way you are.” ​But in June of 1990, when I was 36 and our daughters 8, 10 and 12 were no longer Mister Rogers’…

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I got an email from a concerned virgin: a young man troubled by the sexual sins of his partner’s past.  His voice is just one in the choir of hundreds of young men and women that I meet and counsel who are bogged down by the disappointment in their heart at the un-reciprocated sexual purity they face in light of their partner’s sexual history. It’s clear that letting go of a partner’s sexual past continues…

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The most popular post on my blog is one I wrote last year called, The Number One Sign Your Kids are Just Borrowing Your Faith (and Not Developing Their Own). That post has been read by more than 80,000 people and shared almost 14,000 times. Clearly it resonated deeply with people. So what was the sign that your kids are just “borrowing” your faith? They rarely, if ever, ask questions about it. Many parents wrote…

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