I confess up front. I am deplorable. But that is not because I am in the basket that HRC described, nor because I am entrenched as a supporter of the “Donald”. I am deplorable because I was born that way. So were you. Wretched, deserving of condemnation, unworthy, despicably bad, are just a few of […]Read more
“Send Me the Bill!”
“Send me the Bill!” said my Dad. Well, I am getting ahead of myself. I was in the 4th grade, my least favorite of my elementary school grades. I had a teacher that thought much too highly of herself and often at the expense of embarrassing her students. I was on the receiving end of […]Read more
Secret: Do You Know the Secret?
Secrets. Everybody loves a good secret, right. Some cannot keep secrets. Some secrets should never be kept. Do you know THE secret? You say, the secret to what? Well, really it is the secret to just about anything we face in our lives. Take a moment and read carefully Hebrews 12:1-2. Did you see the […]Read more
The Blood of Jesus
Blood isn’t a topic that normally gets us excited in our daily conversations. Some people get weak kneed at the sight of blood. Others simply see it as the life flow of our body. But the Bible speaks frequently of blood shed for the forgiveness of sins and reconciliation to God. There are many incredible […]Read more
Who Holds the “Key of David’s House”?
Key of David’s house, what is that? What do you know about the “key of the house of David”? The two passages that I am familiar with that discuss this are Isaiah 22:22 and Revelation 3:7. In fact, I believe Revelation 3:7 ultimately answers the question of who holds the key. In this verse the […]Read more
“Is Allah the same as God in the Bible?”
There seems to plethora of blog posts being written on the topic, “Is the god of Islam the same God of Christians?” I might as well weigh in on the topic, in spite of the fact that I try to speak to things that are not simply trending. This topic is an important topic, and […]Read more
It Must Be More than Evangelism: Missional Evangelism.
For our churches to become more effective, we must do much more than return our focus to evangelism. I have listened as many today speak of the need to return to an emphasis on evangelism in our churches, and I applaud that. I want to be clear; I am in favor of that. But I […]Read more
Is your Church a Great Church?
Is your church a “Great” church? I believe that every church can be a great church, if they are willing. I have never wanted to be a part of a mediocre church. Honestly, that has never been an ambition of my life. I am so glad I had a great mother; I never wanted a […]Read more
Does the western church today reflect the culture, or change the culture? Are we a mirror reflecting the world around us, or are we a mirror that reflects the image of Christ to our world? In Matthew 5, in vss. 13 and 14 Jesus describes His followers in two very interesting ways. He says, “You […]Read more
Outside the Box
What kind of box do you have your life and world view packaged in? Ultimately with our systems and denominational perspectives, and ecclesiological ideas we all have boxes and labels and areas of comfort.Because of the changing world around us, I am finding myself more and more often in conversations with people who will ultimately […]Read more