“I Didn’t Know God”

At first when he answered the phone I thought it was a joke. I had reconnected with a friend I hadn't talked to in ten years. But he sounded nothing like the friend I used to know. I even told him it didn’t sound like him. Of course, that made things awkward for a bit.... Continue Reading →

The Weak Church: Making Much of Christ

Planted in Weakness Christianity has enjoyed a position of strength in Western society for a long time. The church once commanded kings, encompassed nations, and dominated the world. But things were not always this way. Before the Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity in the Byzantine Empire through the Edict of Milan in 313 A.D., Christianity was... Continue Reading →

Is Peace Even Possible?

Words cannot do justice to the tragedy and devastation our nation has experienced over the past month. Within the pressure-cooker of the Coronavirus pandemic we continue scraping at the festering wound of sinful racism. My heart breaks for my fellow black neighbors and for every police officer out there. Yes, the Christian heart pulses with... Continue Reading →

How God Kills Pride

When I was a jr. higher in youth group, God used a particular passage of Scripture to grab my attention and strengthen my faith. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so... Continue Reading →

Sex Enslaves

I have seen a lot of people complaining in the social media universe about the lewd, sexually explicit nature of the Super Bowl halftime show. Last night millions upon millions of grown men and boys watched in a stadium or on their screens at home—often with their mothers, sisters and daughters fully present—provocatively “dressed” women... Continue Reading →

Redeeming the Culture (part 2)

It's been a few weeks since I posted part 1 of this discussion. Since that time I have had the opportunity to listen to others, dig deeply, and gather a bit more insight into the concept of "redeeming the culture." I even stumbled across a website where a guy had posted recordings of a video... Continue Reading →

Competing with Christmas?

Emily and I have a deep-seated desire raise our 4 year-old daughter with Christ at the center of our family this Christmas. But it can be hard to compete with the excitement of presents, the glow of lights, and the taste of treats. I have confession to make- it's not just my daughter who has... Continue Reading →

21 Days of Giving Thanks – Day 15

In an effort to emphasize the season of Thanksgiving, I'm celebrating it all through the month of November. Earlier I explained my 21 Days of Giving Thanks challenge (which you can read about here). Today let's give thanks for hope. Day 15 - Give Thanks for Eternal Hope Life is hard, incredibly hard. It can be... Continue Reading →

21 Days of Giving Thanks – Day 1

Walk into about every major retail store this week, and you will find Christmas decorations galore. Why? $$$. Simply put, Christmas sells better than Thanksgiving. But I'd like to make an argument for Thanksgiving first, then Christmas. I'm not going to enter into the "Is it OK to listen to Christmas music yet?" debate because... Continue Reading →

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