The most oft quoted passage of the Bible used to be John 3:16. But no longer. Matt. 7:1, “Judge not, lest you be judged” has taken its place. At least, that’s what people say. Let’s look at the context of that verse: “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce […]Read more "Judge Not? 10 Theses on Judging"
Who would have thought we’d be here. There is already a great deal of digital ink being spilled about how it happened, what went wrong, what it means, and what the future holds, so I’ll leave that be. I think it would be good for America to set the smart phones down for awhile and reflect, […]Read more "An Imperfect Union"
Imagine with me that the outcome of WWII was reversed. Nazi Germany wins and extends its dark empire across the globe. But also imagine that in time the dictatorship slowly evolves into a half-way form of democracy, allowing the people to vote to install cabinet members and defense secretaries and so on. Friedrich, a promising […]Read more "Slippery Words"
I recently posted something on my Facebook that led to some questions: “For what shall it profit a man, if he gain conservative supreme court nominees, and lose his own soul?” This led to people asking me to elaborate what I meant by that, so I jotted down a few thoughts. I haven’t had much […]Read more "12 Quick Thoughts on Voting in 2016"
Manuscript: What is God like? What comes to your mind when you think of Him? We Christians believe that God has revealed what He is like to us in His Word, the Bible. So when reading our Bibles, before we ask the question, “What is this telling me to do?” we should be asking, […]Read more "God’s Heart for Us (Ps. 103)"
One night, a matter of a few hours, was all that separated Christ from the brutality of the Cross. The pain of His closest friends abandoning Him, the horror of the Father’s wrath towards sin. What did Jesus do to prepare Himself, to steel His courage for Good Friday? How did He emotionally and psychologically calm Himself […]Read more "When Unity Hurts the Church"
You can listen to the sermon audio (titled “Parenting” on 6/19/16) here. Well, the irony that the only person on staff without children is the one teaching on parenting today is not lost on me. Don’t get me wrong, with how many children have been born in the last year, Hillary and I have had […]Read more "God’s Family: Parenting"