iPad Bible Study: 1 John 2:8-11: Hatred is Darkness, Light is Love

We live in a Star Wars world with lots of talk about light and darkness.  But God is not merely some cosmic “force” with a few basic principals.  No, He is a being who...

iPad Bible Study: 1 John 2:1-6: A “Christian” Who Doesn’t Fight Sin is a...

In our previous Bible Study, John spoke of the need for confession and the forgiveness of God. Now, in the opening verses of chapter 2, he comes to the point of all that was...

iPad Bible Study: Holiness, Confession, & Self-Righteousness

In our previous Bible Study, John goes after anyone who says they know Jesus better than himself.  It's hard to believe there were actually people going around - WHILE JOHN WAS STILL ALIVE! -...

When She Says “No”

A follow-up to the article "She Only Said 'Yes' Once". My wife said "yes" to me 15 years ago on a beautiful July morning in rural Ohio.  She gave everything to me in that moment,...

iPad Bible Study: 1 John 1

Even in the first century the followers of Jesus were attacked by people who called themselves Christians, but taught that various forms of sin were okay.  Sound familiar? Here is the Apostle John, pleading with...

Sermon: Forgiveness From The Heart

Forgiveness wasn't easy for Jesus' disciples, and it's not easy today.  Minor offenses are one thing, but when a person is a repeat offender, it's hard to forgive.  However, in this passage Jesus tells...

I Would Save the Stuffed Animals

The other night I had a dream, and it wasn't a great one, frankly.  My whole family had died...and I'll spare you the morbid details, but it woke me up in the middle of...

Bill O’Reilly’s Mad at God, and It’s All Wrong

Bill O'Reilly says he's mad at God. Why?  Because God allowed him to be accused of sexual harassment.  Here's how he put it: "You know, am I mad at God?  Yeah, I'm mad at...

Understanding Church Discipline

Church discipline is an uncomfortable subject for many Christians because they've simply never been in a church where it was practiced (or where it was practiced biblically).  I know that was true for most...

Hollywood Hypocrisy: Weinstein, Letterman, and Kimmel

When a scandal rocked the sports world a few weeks ago, many followers of college basketball were certain that the flood gates would open and high-profile coaches would start to fall one-by-one.  So far,...