Sacrifice: A Walk of Faith

Dear Friends, As I am on vacation this week with my family, I found myself sitting on the beach this morning thinking of you. This was not deliberate,...

A Sordid Tale: Abram, Sarai, & Hagar

Dear Friends, Last night our Wednesday Night Bible Study looked at the passage from Genesis 16 about Abram, Sarai, and Hagar.  As I’ve considered the passage throughout the evening and into...

Elijah & My Longings for a Different Time

Elijah was, perhaps, the greatest of all the prophets.  He foreshadowed John the Baptist in the book of Malachi.  At the crucifixion of Jesus, he is the prophet that the people expect to appear...

Theology & Those Untrimmed Bushes

The comment could come in many different settings.  Maybe it’s an afterthought from a member who’s leaving after the Sunday Morning service, a final word with a handshake on the way to the parking...

The New Covenant & Me: My Marriage

As I sit here at my desk at 4:00 in the afternoon, I’m waiting for my wife to come home so that we can go out together to celebrate another year of our marriage....

Easy Millionaire For Teens

What This Post Is Meant To Do: Math.  This post is meant to do math.  This isn't pastoral advice.  This isn't my biography.  It's just math - math for people who want to make things...

The Dimly Lit Corners of the Hall of Faith

“We should ask the question John the Baptist faced: Would I gladly fade into obscurity if it meant more attention for Jesus?” It was a recent tweet from Kevin DeYoung. Obscurity. That’s a word I’ve thought a...

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! -...