For a society that hates labels, we sure use a lot.  While reading this one list, I counted at least ninety plus labels to use for someones sexual identity or their attraction.  It’s an astounding contradiction that our society basks in currently.  On the one hand, they hate labels; it is intolerant to put someone […]

What is missions? This is a question that 50 years ago would have gotten a very clear response, but now could get any number of replies. It’s feeding the hungry, isn’t it? It’s helping the less fortunate isn’t it? Oh yeah, I’ve done missions, we visited an orphanage in Guatemala, and the year before we […]

What is the church? Quite simply the church is the community of Christians. Literally, the New Testament word for church constitutes a gathering or an assembly of people, but during the New Testament it began to be used in the Christian sense of those who are one in Jesus Christ. The church and Christ go […]

Leading with Character & Courage The world is desperately in need of Christian leaders who lead with character and with courage. Churches that make a spiritual difference have leaders who are role models in Christian virtue and godly character. Tragically, many churches worldwide have leaders who lack moral integrity and fail to proclaim and protect […]

Simply put, it is an act of worship where the truth of Scripture is transmitted to the heart and mind of the hearer. As strange as it may sound, there is a desperate need for a return to biblical preaching. Here are three requirements of biblical preaching: I. Preaching Must Have Priority Too often, the […]

In lieu of my usual “Blog Buffet” I am introducing a less consistent post where I still collate articles worth reading; but, more generally will just discuss or summarize what I have read recently – either digitally or physically. There are three reasons for this 1) with the recent birth of my third son my […]

“No you didn’t” should be your response if someone ever tells you this. Why such a direct response you ask?  Simple, why sugar coat your answer to a liar? To be frank, many today believe they have seen God but in reality have not.  What leads me to believe this? The Bible. Those who claim […]