The Church As a Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone

When I was a kid, an experienced youth pastor once told our youth group he thought many churches were like self-licking ice cream cones. I didn't understand that comment at the time, but now nearly 15 years later, I think I may have grasped the meaning. Almost every church I've ever been to has been … Continue reading The Church As a Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone

The Prodigal Cynics

A recent Christian Post article featured a new author and her forthcoming book, When We Were on Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love and Starting Over, by Addie Zierman. The author is 30 years old, a mother of two, and a self-described former church "cynic". She was raised in an evangelical church, participated … Continue reading The Prodigal Cynics