What commands your energy, your passion, your resources, your time? What consumes your thoughts and influences your decision making process? What holds ultimate value in your life?
Sometimes I think we get so deep into the fog that we can’t see, or maybe even refuse to see our problems. We lie to ourselves, saying that we are okay so that we don’t have to confront the pain we’ve concealed so well for so long.
During my high school years, I spent a majority of my after school working hours (and summers as well) in various roles at the local private country club.Growing up […]
It is appropriate on this day, almost exactly one month in advance of the day this country has deemed as the official day assigned to the birth of our Lord and Savior, to reflect on the subject of thankfulness.
“Getting ready” for the specific things to which we are called as believers requires intentionality.
There is no such thing as a “lesser evil”. There is only evil and good…know that if you chose an evil, that you still chose evil. It is not better to look at porn and pleasure yourself than it is to fornicate with a hooker on the street. Both are evil and we should participate in neither.
In Part 2 of the "Are You Ready?" series we evaluate our current status, are we truly ready for it means to be Christians?
Part 1 of the "Are you ready?" series looks at the need for preparation, establishing the groundwork for what it means to "be ready".
My interactions with Christians the last few weeks has been, troubling. What do I mean by this? Well, in that last two weeks I have been told that I […]
This world is an ugly place. It’s corrupt, it’s disingenuous, it’s brutal. It seems that every passing year produces a new level of evil with which young people must contend and an ever-broadening exposure to pressure, temptation and availability.
When I arrived home from Haiti, I was asked to do a blog post on the missions trip but it is hard to put it in words the 9 […]
We show the world that our faith is placed in things other than God, including ourselves. And why? Because our faith isn’t real.
A lot of us need to stop pretending that we aren’t racists. (Yes, I really did say that.)
For Paul, sound doctrine is more than truth propositions; they are ideas that lead to proper Christian activity.
Do not let your life go wasted in pursuing things that Christ already won for us.
That’s the thing about real faith: it’s not a feeling – it’s an action. Of course there are emotions associated with it – apprehension, exhilaration, anticipation. But the bottom line is that faith is not real if it does not produce results.