The news is filled with “scary” things. Foods that kill. Everyday activities that threaten. Household products that maim. You don’t want to dive into something purposefully harmful. But since when did the world become such a frightening place to live? Read more

“In the secular world, beauty gets you places. But in the Christian world, the inverse is true. Attractive women are to be distrusted…Instead of trying to build healthy relationships, we cut them off,” That’s some of the questions Dr. Halee Gray Scott helps us wrestle with in this interview. She wants the church to be the leader in our society, leading with clarity and truth. Read more

Retrospect is a human luxury. It’s great to remember the good, the joyous journey of the past. But it also serves as a painful, backwards glance at what could-have-been, should-have-been. When I look back at some of the decisions I’ve made regarding relationships, actions, and spoken words, I have to wonder, “What was I thinking?” I admit there are times when I wonder what my life would have been like without those stupid, silly, and often sinful decisions. The rear-view… Read more

If you are imprisoned by circumstances this year, do not despair. Maybe your situation is at the hand of another. A spouse who walked out on you. A friend who betrayed you. A sickness that has robbed you of mobility. Or maybe your present situation is your own fault – I get it. I’ve been there, ruining relationships, friendships and workplaces because of my stupid self. Regardless of how you got there, embrace the memory of hope. Remember what life was like before it got so complicated. Read more

In fact, Paul never mentioned Christmas or the Nativity as a particular day. Come to think of, Jesus never did either. He did however, speak often of his death and his resurrection. That’s what changed the world. Read more

There’s a new twist to the offering – invite people to take money out of the plate. Read more

Our work on earth is not elect a savior. Our efforts should not be to keep a party in power. Our money and time aren’t to be solely invested in the kingdoms of men. We have a bigger task ahead of us. The truth is hard. We don’t really want to hear it. We know deep inside that simply electing a candidate or handing power to a party isn’t the answer to the trouble that we see. That’s why Jesus spoke of another kingdom. So why is this one so hard to live in? Read more

Culture can’t promote untethered sexuality and still expect mutual respect. Read more

We shouldn’t be shocked that millennials have a fondness for socialism and even communism. It’s because in their lifetimes they’ve never seen a system that actually works. Read more

If the unthinkable happens in my church this Sunday. If an attacker turns his hate on me, then I will die in the place that I have cherished, among the people I love, in front of the Savior I worship. My last breath will be words of love for family and forgiveness for the killer. “He knows not what he does.” Read more

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