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?
Muster up Christian Soldiers; it’s that time of year again. It’s the time of year when we are thrust into the “War on Christmas!” Those enemy combatants and their “happy holiday” responses after we have purchased a video game…. how dare they? Are you cowboy’d up? Are you loaded for bear? Are you armed with “thank you AND MERRY… Continue reading Stand Down Christian Soldier and Happy Holidays
Jesus was not a political movement! I hope your identity is in Christ and not in a political party. Jesus said “pay your taxes” and stayed out of politics. He was about the Kingdom of God, not a political party or even overthrowing the oppressive Roman government! Christians ought be about expanding the Kingdom of… Continue reading Politics and Religion