“Praise be to the LORD forever! Amen and Amen”. – Psalm 89:52 The word Amen is one of the most familiar and common words in the English language, yet… Read more “What Does Amen Actually Mean and Why Do We Say It?”
Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men
Peace on earth. Doesn’t that sound nice? Can you imagine a world that is . . . peaceful? At the core of our beings, this is what… Read more “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men”
Seek First His Kingdom and His Righteousness
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will… Read more “Seek First His Kingdom and His Righteousness”
10 Heartfelt Ideas to Say “Welcome to Church”
Originally posted at Church Media Blog Go check it out! In a healthy church, these questions will be addressed ahead of time, and welcoming others will be… Read more “10 Heartfelt Ideas to Say “Welcome to Church””
Seeking the Living Among the Dead.
“Why do you seek the living among the dead?” This question is the heart of the Gospel. It is what drives our faith, points us in the… Read more “Seeking the Living Among the Dead.”
Does God Hate Me When I Sin?
Originally posted at Christianity.com Guilt. Anger. Disappointment. Shame. When we consider just how sinful we are before God, it can lead to a painful sense of just… Read more “Does God Hate Me When I Sin?”
The Christmas Truce
Peace on Earth. Christmas is a glorious time of year, when we celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace. On the night he was born into… Read more “The Christmas Truce”
Praying for Revival, and Not Liking it When it Happens
It’s easy to say that this whole “Jesus is King” thing is not real, that this is somehow a publicity stunt, that Kanye isn’t REALLY a believer.… Read more “Praying for Revival, and Not Liking it When it Happens”
Our Young People Truly are Under Attack
So it appears that some college students are “shaking” at the thought of the Vice-President speaking at their school. Now…regardless of your politics, something is dreadfully, terribly… Read more “Our Young People Truly are Under Attack”
The Top Bible Verse of 2018 – What are We Afraid of?
According an article in Christianity Today, the most popular Bible verse of 2018 is Isaiah 41:10: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not… Read more “The Top Bible Verse of 2018 – What are We Afraid of?”
What Does Shalom Mean & Why Is it Important?
Originally posted at Crosswalk.com There is something special and moving about being greeted by the word Shalom! It can warm the heart and comfort the spirit. But… Read more “What Does Shalom Mean & Why Is it Important?”
I’m Doing Things the Right Way – So Why Is Life Getting Worse?
Originally published at Crosswalk.com Most of us would say that we want to truly experience God in a real and meaningful way, that we want God to… Read more “I’m Doing Things the Right Way – So Why Is Life Getting Worse?”
Why Drop the Blanket Matters…
SEVEN years have passed since I wrote about the moment Linus drops his blanket, and since then we have all lived through moments of fear and insecurity.… Read more “Why Drop the Blanket Matters…”
Turn Your Ministry Upside Down: The Poignant Lesson of John 6
John chapter 6 is among the most amazing chapters of the Bible. Church leaders these days invest a lot of time and effort researching methods to attract… Read more “Turn Your Ministry Upside Down: The Poignant Lesson of John 6”
Top Ten Martin Luther Quotes
As we celebrate #Reformation Day, I can’t help but to be thankful for those such as Luther who lived with a willingness to walk out into the… Read more “Top Ten Martin Luther Quotes”
Choosing to Believe When There Is Every Reason Not To
How can we keep our faith when every indication is that our faith is misplaced? How can we trust God to deliver us when others have fallen?… Read more “Choosing to Believe When There Is Every Reason Not To”
The Faintest Rainbows
On the way home from the airport this morning I spotted the faintest rainbow. It was tough to see, but very clearly there.
Kurt Warner – A Hall of Fame Kinda Guy
hIn 1999, the St. Louis Rams were a bottom rung team led by Dick Vermeil, a coach who had walked away from football in 1982, only to… Read more “Kurt Warner – A Hall of Fame Kinda Guy”
Don’t Forget the Other Half of the Verse!
You’ve heard it before: “resist the Devil, and he will flee”. But most of us have tried that and found out it is simply not going to… Read more “Don’t Forget the Other Half of the Verse!”
Pentecost: The Day the Church was Born
“Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” These words were spoken by Peter on the day the Church was born, and these words still ring as relevant today… Read more “Pentecost: The Day the Church was Born”