He doesn’t pick winners and losers in this life. There’s no certainty of victory in this life. In fact, we are promised hardship and pain more than ease and comfort. He does call us to faithfulness, to hard work and to obedience. But this moment is an opportunity for God-fearing men to stand tall with a trophy in one hand, and their faith in the other and proclaim loudly their One True Devotion. Read more

We walk in a world of contrast, light and dark, good and bad, beautiful and ugly. The great philosopher Arlo Guthrie once said, “If you don’t ever know the darkness, man, you’ll never really appreciate the light.” Read more

This should concern every ethnicity, faith group, and national identify. This is a human problem and as humans, we all need to be concerned. Read more

Of all the things you see on Facebook today, this is the one read that might just give you hope. My thoughts and affections should be filled with much more than the troubles of this world. Yes there is grief. Yes there is sadness. Yes there is inequity, and hatred, and persecution. Yes there is hunger, and pain, and unfaithfulness. But….”think on these things” Read more

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

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