Parent Like You Mean It 19: Guns, Gays & God

So, I logged onto my news feed yesterday and saw this headline:Pelosi: Hillary Struggling With White Men Because of ‘Guns, Gays and God’ Now, I’ll be perfectly honest and tell you right up front that I’ve never been a Nancy Pelosi fan.  My first instinct, upon seeing her name as the first word of the headline was to blow off the whole article… but then came the second word… and quickly behind it came the ninth, tenth and twelfth words. I was suddenly intrigued. In a nutshell, here is what … [Read more...]

WWUTT: The Bible Is True Because the Bible Says It’s True?

How can we know that the Bible really is God's word and it what it says is true?Well, first of all, because the Bible says so. Whoa! Hold the phone! The Bible is true because the Bible says it's true? That's a circular argument! Listen, it’s perfectly reasonable.If we said the Bible was something the Bible didn't say that would be a problem, wouldn’t it? But even on its own, the reasoning isn’t circular. The Bible is self-affirming. We use history to examine history, right?Well, lik … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 168: Behold the Lamb

[display_podcast]There is a beautiful and breathtaking symmetry to the life and ministry of Jesus.Case in point, as you will hear in this PODCAST, here in John 12, the beloved disciple brings us full circle. You may not see that now. But trust me, you will by the time we conclude this discussion.Let me give you one tantalizing little hint: This beautiful symmetry to which I refer has little to do with palm branches, but everything to do with lambs.Now watch this: When John … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Mark of the Beast?

In Revelation 12 and 13, the Apostle John described an unholy trinity - an imitation of the triune God - consisting of the Dragon or Satan, the first beast who is the anti-christ; and the second beast – the false prophet. The second beast makes all the earth worship the first beast, performing great signs and deceptions, and causes those who wouldn’t worship the beast to be slain. Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 167: This Your Day

[display_podcast]You talk about a collision of conflicting emotions, welcome to Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into His beloved city of Jerusalem.As you will hear in this PODCAST, all of this emotional turmoil will come to a climax as Jesus paused during His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, gazed longingly at breathtaking panorama, and then suddenly sang this song of lament: 41 Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, 42 saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your d … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 126: Why Do We Hide Our True Selves?

[display_podcast]In the past, I was so good at covering the real me, and hiding my imperfections - and my clumsiness - in most any situation.  I had been through a time of great suffering and pain and was very good at hiding from my true self.Have you ever struggled with the fear of showing your true self to the world?Do you back off of things you are gifted in and you know it’s because of insecurity?Would you be surprised to find that most everyone struggles to reveal their true … [Read more...]