Every December our collective thoughts turn to the little town of Bethlehem. We sing about it, read about it, and have a picture of it in our… Read more “Reflections on Bethlehem”
What Does Ecclesiastes 1:9 Mean by ‘Nothing New Under the Sun’?
Originally posted at Crosswalk.com Unprecedented. Unique. Unusual. There is no doubt that 2020 has been all of the above, and these are words we have all heard… Read more “What Does Ecclesiastes 1:9 Mean by ‘Nothing New Under the Sun’?”
Drop the Blanket, Pick Up Your Shirt! LAST CHANCE!
UPDATE: THANK YOU to all who picked up their shirt! The window to buy more has CV closed, but I am opening a permanent online storefront soon… Read more “Drop the Blanket, Pick Up Your Shirt! LAST CHANCE!”
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”
Everyday Ash Wednesday
Not every Christian tradition observes Ash Wednesday, yet it is important to be aware that many around the world are participating in it as the season of… Read more “Everyday Ash Wednesday”
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”
What Is the Difference between Pagan, Agnostic, and Atheist?
originally published for Crosswalk.com “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.” – Psalm… Read more “What Is the Difference between Pagan, Agnostic, and Atheist?”
A Beautiful Tithes and Offerings Prayer
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”
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’”
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”
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?”
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”
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?”
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”
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”