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18Aug 2017

“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’” Genesis 1:26 There are many theories […]

17Aug 2017

“Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” Genesis 1:2-3  “Find a penny, pick it up. All day long you’ll have good luck.” I don’t like the word […]

16Aug 2017

To the deacon, elder, or other church leader, This is the lengthy letter your pastor wishes he could write to you, but has neither the graceful words, nor the inclination to put his relationship with you in jeopardy, by telling you these things you ought to know. However it found your way into your hands, […]

16Aug 2017

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 On its website, entitled “Understanding Science,” the University of California at Berkeley defines science as: “A collective institution which aims to produce more and more accurate natural explanations of how the natural world works, what its components are, and how the world got to […]

15Aug 2017

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 Who am I and how did I get here? Even though this is a deep question there can only be two relatively simple answers. Either God purposely made me to be here, […]

14Aug 2017

In Christian denominations that allow pastoral marriage, the relationship between the pastor and his spouse is important to the health of the church. Denominations that do not allow marriage and consecrate the pastor to the church have a great tradition and there is some benefit to this practice. Too often we see infidelity, dishonesty and […]

14Aug 2017

“He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.” Daniel 2:22  Who? Why? What? Where? It doesn’t matter whether someone believes in God or not. It doesn’t matter whether he is an Easterner or a Westerner. Conservatives and liberals, capitalists and socialists all share something in common. Philosophers […]

12Aug 2017

To be imaginative and original in ministry, we have to continually cross the barrier of failure. The church is blessed with a wealth of ideas and resources. Yet it is often the fear of failure that keeps us from trying something completely new. I’m not talking here about moral failure or a failure involving sin–there […]

11Aug 2017

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 Do you believe this passage of Scripture? Do you […]