November 12, 2019

Who is Kanye West? I confess to living under a rock and allowing decades of pop culture to pass over my head completely unnoticed. I confess to never having seen an episode of “Keeping up with the Kardashians”. I've never knowingly heard any of Kanye's myriad hip-hop a...

November 5, 2019

Hear O Israel: The LORD our God the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children… (Deu...

October 29, 2019

Gardeners know that if you don’t care for the soil your flowers and produce diminish. Financial planners know if you never make deposits, your accounts dwindle. Coaches know if you don’t exercise, you lose your stamina for the game. Likewise a healthy marriage relation...

October 22, 2019

“What's the first thing you want to do after you experience a defining moment? Share it! It's natural to want others to experience what we love. Unfortunately, when it comes to evangelism in American, this instinct is fading fast. Christians are losing a desire to shar...

October 15, 2019

Author Carey Nieuwhof has described modern moral thinking in this way: “Whatever, wherever, whenever and whoever. You can’t tell me what to do, where to do it, when to do it or who to do it with. Truth and morality are what I need it to be. I decide what fits me best....

October 8, 2019

We need to talk about money. Not because our church needs it but because if we don't talk about it as a family we set ourselves up to fail in our basic mission and vision for ministry. Jesus talked about money more than any other single topic in the Gospel. He knew its...

October 1, 2019

A comment online: “I have a hard time basing my life on a book that was written thousands of years ago by the leaders of the time. In my opinion the Bible was and still is a tool to oppress people.” Let’s rethink this.

In 1946 one of the most dramatic archaeological dis...

September 25, 2019

A recent survey of university faculty in chemistry, physics and biology revealed some surprising results.

  • 51% believe there is a God

  • 31% believe in a personal God

  • 7% say they don’t know

  • 11% are atheist

Scientists themselves disagree with the notion...

September 17, 2019

Last year an old college friend sent out a mass e-mail to his entire address list announcing he had lost his Christian faith after 50 years. The shock and grief I felt for him was devastating to me. In retrospect my response to him was pretty poor--I wish I could have...

August 27, 2019

What is bickering? How does it get started? Bickering is an open competition between two parties. The goal is to have the last word. Whoever has the last word wins—this is what fuels the interchange and makes it tiresome. It also explains why when an episode concludes...

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