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September 11, 2021

“Let’s Roll”: REMEMBERING 9/11 AND SPIRITUAL PTSD   Perpetual questioning of a negative situation triggers pervasive anxiety All of us are searching for something in our present to help us make sense of our past. Wishing something had never happened doesn’t solve the puzzle but perpetuates the darkness to become pervasive.   On the world stage in 2002 our nation was at war in Iraq and Afghanistan searching for the allusive Osama Bin Laden.   Back home in my day… Read more

September 9, 2021

THE EFFECTS OF UNCONFESSED SIN ON A HEART FOR GOD     Do you remember the first time you lied and got away with it? I do. I was in first grade. And thus began my life of crime, lying when it benefited me!   All of us are tempted to lie from time to time about our sin. When we are younger it is lesser offenses, when we are older it becomes more severe. One of the worst things… Read more

September 6, 2021

How Not To Be A Discouragement To Others   Sometimes I get discouraged. How about you?   When I get discouraged, sometimes, I become a discouragement to others around me.   It is one thing to be discouraged. It is an entirely different thing to be a discouragement to others. But I find that my discouragement often times spills over into the lives of others and my discouragement becomes their discouragement. I lose sight of what matters, and I become… Read more

August 27, 2021

IS LAUREN DAIGLE AND HER MUSIC CHRISTIAN?   As a pastor, I am most confused by Lauren Daigle and her music.   Is she a Christian artist or is she not?   She started off as a Christian artist and wrote beautiful songs that brought and bring glory to Jesus.   You Say is one of my most favorite Christian songs.   Then she declared herself not a Christian artist and says she is not sure what God thinks about… Read more

August 27, 2021

A KIND HEART FOR OUR ENEMIES   It is not a sin to have enemies.   Jesus had enemies.   But it is a sin not to extend kindness to our enemies.   Jesus said, “Love your enemies.”   King David, a man after God’s own heart, had enemies too. He was a warrior for God and yet he had a softer side to him.   David tries to show compassion to his adversaries. Some are willing to receive it,… Read more

August 27, 2021

COURAGEOUSLY RESTORING OTHERS   If you have ever tried to restore someone back to God like Jeremiah did with the nation of Israel, you know it is no easy task, but it is a noble and high calling from our Savior Jesus Christ.   God wants people to be restored to Himself.   He does not want to judge and destroy them.   He wants to reclaim and restore them for His glory and their good.   God says in… Read more

August 27, 2021

  COURAGEOUS SHEPHERDS FOR GOD   It seems like we have little grace today for pastors in America who aren’t physically fit or chiseled like a body builder, but we practically stand up and applaud pastors who borderline brag about how emotionally unfit their lives, marriages, and relationships are. When did this change? Where are we headed? Jeremiah lived in a day when the holiness of God no longer mattered. They had turned the lights out on caring about whether… Read more

August 27, 2021

“LOVE” MAY BE THE DOWNFALL OF THE AMERICAN CHURCH   “Love” may be the downfall of the American Church.   What?   I thought Jesus said in John 13:35, “They will know you are my disciples by your love for one another.”   He did.   We live in a day and age when the word “love” means one thing in church and a different thing in the Bible.   For us today the growing trend in the church is… Read more

August 16, 2021

What does the Bible have to say about Homosexuality being a sin? Compromising God’s Word or Condemning homosexuals…could there be a third option?   What does the Bible have to say about homosexuality? The spring of 2004 was full and weighty when I was invited with a group of local pastors to a pastors’ breakfast at Focus on the Family. The head of a pro-gay activist group was coming to town and demanded a meeting with Dr. Dobson, the founder of… Read more

August 16, 2021

EUGENE PETERSON, THE MESSAGE BIBLE, AND HOMOSEXUALITY   I had the pleasure of meeting Eugene and Jan Peterson in the later years of their lives at The Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs, the headquarters for the Navigators. I was invited by my friend Don Pape, who at the time was the Senior Acquisitions Editor for NavPress. I, along with about forty or so other Christians leaders from across the United States, got to hear from Eugene and Jan, ask them… Read more




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