May 26, 2020

Joni Mitchell sang words to describe our times “Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.” Since March many things have been taken away from us starting with events that fell off our calendars like snowflakes from winter skies. Then...

May 19, 2020

In 1750, earthquakes shook Europe. John Wesley took it upon himself to preach upon the disaster in his sermon, “The Cause and Cure of Earthquakes”.  He began with Psalm 46:8, “Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth” then proceed...

May 12, 2020

Scripture and the Life of God is a very practical book for ordinary Christians to have a transformational relationship to scripture. David Watson is a recognized New Testament scholar and a professor at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio—and did I mention he’s...

Every marriage encounters three major threats to unity and purpose. Do you know your enemies? If you do not, you are well on your way to sabotaging your own home. Before you read any further I want to emphasize something very critical: your spouse is not your enemy and...

April 28, 2020

Luke reports that it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians. (Acts 11:26) The word literally means “Christ’s ones” or “one who belongs to Christ”. Let’s dive a little deeper to explore five words that define the substance of this identity with C...

April 21, 2020

Even before quarantines hit us there was an accelerating epidemic of loneliness and isolation at all levels of our society. It’s ironic that in a digital culture with so many ways of connection both young and old have been reporting high rates of loneliness and depress...

April 14, 2020

Uncertainty. That is a word that has come to define our world in pandemic. We are all getting first-hand experience in learning to trust God, to walk by faith and not by sight. When asked about their salvation many people will tell you something like this: “I think I’m...

April 7, 2020

Holy Week is the week we  commemorate the greatest events in Jesus’ life. But what does it mean? What did Jesus accomplish?

1. Jesus revealed God. Who is God? And how could anyone ever answer the question? Only God could answer the question and he has done so by sending...

March 31, 2020

Who would have thought that GM and Ford could change so quickly and radically? Once they made cars, now in the pandemic, they are making ventilators and masks. Amazing. What a country! Conversion is change—lasting inward change of heart, mind and life. It is not self-h...

March 24, 2020

George Bernard Shaw once said, “The biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Who among us doesn’t have a personal story to illustrate that? I believe good communication is like a good campfire. It needs constant tending and refueling...

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