WWUTT: Being Salt and Light?

At Lifechurch.tv, Christine Caine recently said, “The Holy Spirit came to give us the power to be witnesses, not to do witnessing. And so we need a generation of Christians that understand it’s not about standing on a street corner to do witnessing, but to be witnesses on the earth. To bring salt and light in the midst of our darkness. That’s what God has called us to do.”So, according to Christine, we’re not to go preach the Gospel, we are to just exist as Christians in the world; and not to … [Read more...]

WWUTT: While We Were Messed Up?

A youth leader stood before a group of teens and quoted Romans 5:8, “but God shows His love for you in that while you were messed up Christ died for you!” Now you’re going to read in the bible “That while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Why change the wording. The youth pastor would say, “Well Sin is such an archaic word. Who knows what it means anyway? Let’s just put it in words the students can understand. Or the word is too offensive and I don’t want to offend anyone. So messed up … [Read more...]

My Armor 32: How Do We Get To Heaven?

[display_podcast] As I recently read 1 Peter 2, I realized Peter’s main point is this: Buck up, Cowboy! Figure it out! And just like I discovered in James’ epistle, there are things both in James and in Peter’s letters that are hard to hear, but very important for each of us to come face-to-face with. Here’s what I mean:So get rid of your feelings of hatred. Don’t just pretend to be good! Be done with dishonesty and jealousy and talking about others behind their backs. (1 Peter 2:1) That is … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 135: Demystifying Church Discipline

[display_podcast] In this week’s PODCAST, as we continue in our chronological study of the life and ministry of Jesus, we come to Matthew 18:15-17 -- one of the most important passages in all of the New Testament, the so-called “Church Discipline” passage. Church Discipline, a teaching in many local churches that really rose into prominence in the late 1970’s and became quite the trend. I can remember attending church leadership conferences back then and hearing pastors -- I’ll use word “boast … [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...]