The Battleground of Sufficiency

The Battleground of Sufficiency

It doesn’t take a long and strenuous evaluation of the evangelical church to render the conclusion that we are living in the midst of a high definition entertainment “Jesus” culture.  If there was ever a need for growing discernment it’s our...
The Wilted Flower Syndrome

The Wilted Flower Syndrome

Today, multitudes of teenagers are walking through life in the shadows.  They wear dark clothing, paint their fingernails different shades of darkness, dye their hair dark colors, and seem to always have their faces toward the ground.  I refer to this pattern as the...
The Unwritten Pastoral Code

The Unwritten Pastoral Code

Through the years, I have been forced to think through my positions as a pastor.  I was not called from a long line of pastors in my family.  Although my grandfather was a pastor, he died before I was born.  I was never able to have a good cup of coffee with him and...
Unveiling the Dark Sayings of the Gospel

Unveiling the Dark Sayings of the Gospel

This past week I read an interesting story about a spiritual awakening that swept through the mining villages of South Wales around the early 1900′s.  According to historical records, entire villages turned to Christ.  It was said that taverns closed their doors...
7 Things About Your Christian Family

7 Things About Your Christian Family

In his well known book, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever writes, “The family is supposed to be our training ground in this loving authority. It is a ramping-up place that God has given us to learn love, respect, honor, obedience, and trust, in order to...
The Community of the Church

The Community of the Church

Everyone is seeking community.  The nature of humanity is to seek and thrive in a social community with other people.  Years ago, a popular sitcom by the name of Cheers illustrated that well by their community.  The show began with a theme song that told a story.  The...