I can still see him in my mind’s eye, almost as clearly as I could every Sunday morning as a young child, from my earliest recollection of Sunday morning worship. Second row, aisle seat. His white hair and beard gave … Continue reading The Spiritual Discipline of Scripture Memorization
Just over a year ago, the AIIA held a conference in Bangor, Maine. This apologetics conference, named “Why Jesus,” featured famous speakers such as Ravi Zacharias and Lee Strobel and quickly sold out of its 6,755 tickets. Saturday morning at … Continue reading Music Review – Hymns of the Church #2
Because We All Create “That talk about art is all well and good for those artistic types, but it’s not for me.” Have you ever said something like this? If you’ve harbored secret dreams of doing something you suspect might … Continue reading Art, Because We All Create
When I was a child I had the privilege of growing up next to a large lake. An event that took place at the lake nearly every year of my life was a Ukrainian baptism. This event made an indelible … Continue reading What is Baptism?
Analyzing media is difficult. It seems that you can find as many decided, contrary opinions as you can thinking Christians, and we struggle to find biblical direction because media and the Bible seem to have minimal overlap. Our discussion today … Continue reading Evaluating Media
Like “normal” and “average,” the word “ordinary” conjures up visions of boring things – meek stalks of celery at the grocery store or those sleepy white socks in your drawer. It’s a bad word, of sorts, and certainly not one … Continue reading Book Review: Ordinary
As a child, I would have described Easter as the Sunday we woke up while it was still dark and had our church service outside. We wrapped in blankets, hoped to see the sunrise, and topped off the morning with … Continue reading The History and Significance of Easter
A couple of years ago, I studied at Elnora Bible Institute. Those 8 months of intensely studying the Bible gave my spiritual growth a well-placed kick in the pants and, when I came home, I was excited about seeing God … Continue reading Ministers of the Church
Your friends are about to do something that you know is wrong, but you don’t want to seem like the goody two-shoes who always spoils their fun so you stay quiet. Your co-worker is going through a really hard time … Continue reading Fear of Man vs. Life in Christ
Sex on Stage Today we live in a sex-crazed society. From the clothing and entertainment industries to the education sector, sex permeates our senses at every turn. As the western culture casts off all moral restraint, the church faces ethical … Continue reading Family Planning: For Christians?