I made your blood boil with the title above, didn’t I? I can hear you now…. “Happy Holidays – what is that?” This is the time of year for: Christmas carols, gifts, charity, good will…. and fighting THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS! Apparently the term “Christmas” offends some because “Christ” is in it. So society has opted… Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
I love these Christian holidays, don’t you? You know – the big 3: Birth of Jesus Resurrection of Jesus Response to Jesus aka Thanksgiving Let’s remind ourselves of that famous Thanksgiving passage: Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…. (Hosea 4:6a ESV) Is your response to that verse, “amen” or “oh me?” Now that I have your attention let’s discuss knowledge. Remember we have been looking at a path that God wants His children to walk in this life. He wants to equip us to represent Him… Continue reading The Meaning of Life – LOVE (by way of Knowledge)
Okay, I’m going to try this again. I know that writing about morality puts one on very shaky ground these days. The last time I tried I was met with some….. unkind words on social media. But as we go through the life path found in 2 Peter 1 or as I like to call it,… Continue reading The Meaning of Life: LOVE (by way of Moral Excellence)
Would you like to be useful or useless? Hmm…. would you like to bear fruit or be unfruitful? What if I told you that I can guarantee you a useful and fruitful life, would you be interested? If so – read on / if not – I hear you can now watch cartoons all day on TV! For those… Continue reading The Meaning of Life: LOVE (by way of Faith)
Let’s lighten it up a bit. My last blog entry caused a bit of a stir, so let’s soften the mood with an easier and lighter topic. How about THE MEANING OF LIFE (pause for dramatic music). What is the meaning of life? What is your purpose, what is your task? Where might we go to find… Continue reading The Meaning of Life
Wow! Isn’t that the question of the day in America? The question that is dividing Christian denominations. The question that is causing pastors to be arrested in parts of the Western world for hate speech violations. The question that (perhaps) will be the tool for persecution of the American church. If I didn’t type it myself I… Continue reading Can you be a Gay Christian?
Can I be a Christian and not attend church? Actually, in all my years as a pastor I haven’t fielded that question often. But I have heard the declaration, “You don’t have to go to church to be a Christian.” Well, my answer to the question / my response to the declaration is “yes” or “no”… Continue reading Can I be a Christian and not attend Church?
There are many strategies employed by people who stand for life. Strategies that are designed to change hearts, minds and opinions. One of these is to highlight extraordinary lives of people with conditions that, if diagnosed before birth, would put them at high risk to be aborted. A recent example is a video Ashton Kutcher posted on Facebook. Whether or not… Continue reading Is All Life Worth Living?
Does divorce mean disqualified? I know of and have attended churches where that question is answered with a resounding “yes.” It is certainly a “yes” if the question is about being called as a pastor, a deacon or even teaching Sunday school. A friend of mine completed all of his coursework for a Master of Divinity degree with the exception… Continue reading Does Divorce Mean Disqualified?