Dear Soccer Mom (and Baseball Dad), Please Don’t Hate Me

Shawn Barr: Some Christian families – who used to try and keep church and spiritual endeavors a priority – sports has often become the number one priority.

A “Higher” Horse for President Obama

Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast comments show a completely faulty logic in how he thinks we should address the very real threat of Islamic terrorism.

Dear Mr. Police Officer…

I want you to know that I am your friend. I appreciate you. I also know that you are my friend, my wife and kids’ friend, and the friend of my community.

10 Tips for Getting Stellar Service This Holiday Shopping Season

Here are 10 things that will likely make sales associates in go above and beyond to make your shopping experience this holiday season the very best.

Why Yik Yak is Not the Problem

Some blamed Yik Yak for the recent threats toward Southeast Polk, but the problem is not Yik Yak. The problem is the degenerate hearts of those using it.

Fans Not Responsible for Cheating in Baseball

The Major League Baseball Players who use steroids are responsible for their use, not the fans who cheer them on.

The Church and Homosexuality: A Tale of Two Sinners

The Church is to show love & grace in the face of sin which is a Christlike response, but with homosexuality we are often expected to condone it as well.

What Brad Pitt In Moneyball Can Teach the Church

The Church can learn some lessons from Brad Pitt in Money about what it really means for local churches to be effective.

Our Own Personal Jesus?

Everybody wants a Jesus who matches with their views and sentiments. They want a “user-friendly Jesus.” We don’t get to define our own personal Jesus.

Pastors: A Lesson on Enthusiasm from Jim Harbaugh

Pastors, it’s easy to become discouraged in ministry, but let’s take a lesson from San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh in enthusiasm.

Dear Pastor, So You Want to Quit? 8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t

There are seasons in ministry where a pastor may feeling like quitting, here are eight reasons why a pastor should not resign for encouragement to keep going.

Confessions of a Normal Pastor

Shawn Barr, pastor of Grace Fellowship, has a confession to make… He’s a normal guy, whatever that means!

27 Murders After Breakfast

You will not hear or read about the real cause behind and solution for the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT in the media.