Story Team Weekly: “Wherever You Would Call Me”

If things had worked out differently, you might have found Kenny back in his hometown of Corpus Christi, dressed in a stiff suit and tie, maybe in an office with the sweet smell of leather chairs and a view of the bay. He might have been poring over legal documents, using God’s gifts of speech and debate to disrupt human trafficking as an attorney. For a long time, Kenny imagined his life looking something like that. He wanted to do something meaningful, something his dad could point to and be p … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Franklin Graham Said Rain is a Sign of God’s Blessing on President Trump?

“Mr. President, in the Bible, rain is a sign of God's blessing; and it started to rain, Mr. President, when you came to the platform.” – Franklin Graham at the Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, January 20, 2017 Well in Genesis 7, rain was a sign of judgment when God flooded the earth and destroyed millions of people in their wickedness.I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and every living thing I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground. (Genesis 7 … [Read more...]

WWUTT: What is Discernment?

What is discernment? Hebrews 5:14 suggests that: … those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish what is good from what is evil. (Hebrews 5:145) C.H. Spurgeon explained, “Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right.” Discernment is a gift of the Holy Spirit. The Greek word used for discernment in Hebrews is the same word used in 1 Corinthians 12. To each is given the m … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: Is It Sinful to Seek Fame Online?

With a New Year comes a lot of new resolve and new goals and renewed life purpose — all a good thing. In the vein of this discussion, we have an email question over social media platforms and the pursuit of Christian fame (if we can call it that). Daniel writes in to ask this: “Pastor John, is it a sin to desire to be famous? In this day of blogging, Instagram stories, and all the social media outlets out there, I feel like I’m seeing this growing desire to be famous, even ‘Christian famous’ — … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Politics in the Public Arena with Tim Goeglein, part 3

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. In the political classes where I spent my professional life, when you embarrass the President or the Senator or Congressman, there is a kind of divorce that takes place.  I was cut off.  Persona non grata. And that was fully what I expected and deserved for what I had done. I immediately wrote a letter to President George W. Bush, resigning from my position at the White House, and I left the White House in total an … [Read more...]

Pride and Plagiarism with Tim Goelglein

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. So, in 2000, I received a call that I never expected. I was asked to join the Bush-Cheney Presidential Campaign. I was married to the love of my life, we had two young boys, and that summer we drove our Dodge Caravan to Austin, TX, where for the first two weeks it was 112 degrees! Everything was brown, the region was in a drought, and I thought about nine times a day, “What have I done?!” But, you’ll find in the Chr … [Read more...]