Originally published at Crosswalk.com When we think of ‘worship,’ our minds often turn to music and songs that we sing together on Sunday mornings. Yet, there is… Read more “A Beautiful Tithes and Offerings Prayer”
We All Bleed Blue
It is self-evident that St. Louis affected me more deeply than any other environment has ever done. I feel that there is something in having passed one’s… Read more “We All Bleed Blue”
A Culture with a Withered Hand
6 On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. Luke chapter 6 recounts a fascinating encounter between Jesus,… Read more “A Culture with a Withered Hand”
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”
Living in the Age of ‘None’
According to a recent report from the General Social Survey, “Nones” are now the largest religious demographic in the US. Those claiming ‘no religion’ now outnumber those… Read more “Living in the Age of ‘None’”
The Electoral College is as American as Baseball
The object of baseball is simple: hit the ball and score runs. If a team does these things well enough, they might get to the World Series,… Read more “The Electoral College is as American as Baseball”
5 Ways We Can All Relate to Charles Spurgeon
Originally published at crosswalk.com At first glance, most of us have little in common with Charles Spurgeon. Many of us who grew up around church have heard… Read more “5 Ways We Can All Relate to Charles Spurgeon”
Forgetting What Lies Behind
2Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. PHILIPPIANS 3:2 The early Christian church had a problem. The problem… Read more “Forgetting What Lies Behind”
What Does the Name Jesus Mean?
(Originally published at crosswalk.com/Salem Web Network as part of the ‘Names of God’ series) I am a worship pastor, and I love studying the history of Christian… Read more “What Does the Name Jesus Mean?”
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?”
What Does Selah Mean and Why Should it Matter Today?
(Originally posted at crosswalk.com) Selah. This beautiful, thoughtful, yet mysterious word appears in the Bible primarily in the book of Psalms. But what does it mean, and… Read more “What Does Selah Mean and Why Should it Matter Today?”
Four Ways to Focus On That Which We Can Control
Today is one of those days when the world feels out of control. Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his chances of getting on the Supreme Court are all… Read more “Four Ways to Focus On That Which We Can Control”
“I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” – What Jesus Really Meant
Originally published at crosswalk.com Many of us are familiar with John 14, where Jesus tells His disciples that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. … Read more ““I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” – What Jesus Really Meant”
The National Day of Prayer: Have We Again Forgotten God?
Today, many across our nation will observe the National Day of Prayer. As we pray for our nation, I am drawn to consider the origin of this… Read more “The National Day of Prayer: Have We Again Forgotten God?”
Help Us Bring Hope to Honduras!
My son Isaiah has an unusual nickname – ‘SlowDown’. We call him that because of how we often have to remind him to slow down and take… Read more “Help Us Bring Hope to Honduras!”
The Best Model for Unity and Diversity Is Christianity
(originally posted at crosswalk.com) E Pluribus Unum. In Latin, it means, “from many, one,” and you have likely seen it on the back of a dollar bill.… Read more “The Best Model for Unity and Diversity Is Christianity”
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?”
Our Manipulated Society and the Two Minutes Hate
“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” – II Timothy 1:7 If you… Read more “Our Manipulated Society and the Two Minutes Hate”
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…”