For me, learning extended beyond the classroom. Continue reading Should You Go to Bible School?
As the last note of the pre-message song rings through the sanctuary, a speaker walks up to the podium, ready to share a Word from the Lord. “My text for this morning,” he says, after an unusually funny story, “is … Continue reading Twisted Scripture
He is enough, At least, that’s what I’m supposed to believe; The pastor said so yesterday. But his life and mine look nothing alike. His children look happy, peaceful, and smart; He holds his wife’s hand as they walk into … Continue reading Is He Enough?
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
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
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
In recent weeks, an event entitled “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” coinciding with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was advertised in my town: “Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, an environmental justice movement is gathering … Continue reading The Mission of the Church: The Fierce Urgency of Now
Living and working on a team is: arduous, fulfilling, exhilarating, risky, beautiful, dynamic, stretching, joyous, and much more. For the past two years, I have been privileged to live and work on a team in a missions setting. This … Continue reading Better Together: Christian Teamwork
When we met, both of us were in the middle of individually uncovering the same painful mistake. We’d fallen in love with dating; dating disappointed us. We wanted relationships too much, and God reached out asking for us to surrender … Continue reading Dating in its Proper Place
Donald Trump says “Merry Christmas” “Donald Trump says ‘Merry Christmas,’ Obama wishes ‘Happy Holidays’” the Washington Times headline announces. Christmas is once again in the spotlight. President-elect Donald Trump has been very intentional about saying “Merry Christmas” the past couple … Continue reading Christmas Through the Ages