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Rejoice in the Lord

November 14, 2021

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4) Over and over again in the book of Philippians, Paul instructs the church to rejoice in the Lord. We might assume this to be general advice for all Christians, but when we examine the circumstances at Philippi, it makes these statements quite remarkable. […]

Don’t Give Up On Me

October 22, 2021

If I fall short, if I don’t make the grades’If your expectations aren’t met in me today’There is always tomorrow, or tomorrow night’Please, don’t give up on me’ – Solomon Burke Solomon Burke may not be a name you know. He was a contemporary of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Aretha Franklin but was not […]

Prayer Songs

October 8, 2021

The idea that we can categorize everything as either religious or secular is a modern notion. Throughout much of history, there was no religious-secular divide. Everything was spiritual. We are not better off for forcing all things into contemporary categories we have invented. All we have done is created new problems. We can now relegate […]

Speaking for God

August 19, 2021

Some people eagerly speak for God each time breaking news scrolls across the screen. I understand the motivation. We want to be correct, and we want others to do what is right. However, we must be careful. Speaking for God is not something anyone should take lightly. It is serious business. We need mouthpieces for […]

3 Musts for the Post-COVID Church

March 23, 2021

As more and more people get vaccinated, state and local officials will begin to ease up on mask mandates and other restrictions associated with COVID-19. Churches will also make changes to their policies, and we will begin a new normal. Life will not be what it once was. It is impossible to pick up where […]

6 Things to Remember When Reaching Out to Millennials and Gen Z

March 3, 2021

There have always been tensions between generations. One generation does things one way, and the next generation decides they will do it differently. Christians are especially concerned with younger generations because a large portion of them are leaving the faith and not coming back. Like the generations before them, they see the world differently than […]

Honor Everyone

January 15, 2021

“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone.” (1 Peter 2:16-17) One of the most disturbing recent trends in our culture is a total lack of respect for others. Sometimes, this comes from a place of selfishness. When we become […]

If Our Kids Would Say…

December 31, 2020

“We were in church every time the doors were open.” I have heard this sentence or something like it many times in my life. I have heard it uttered by Christians and townspeople in describing their upbringing. I have even heard it in some interviews with actors and musicians detailing the culture in which they […]

Are You Ruining Your Christian Witness?

October 19, 2020

“You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:5) Hypocrisy is a subject Jesus warns against on multiple occasions. He mentions it four times in the Sermon on the Mount. Christians are not to be hypocrites. […]

Political Divisions and the Kingdom of God

September 28, 2020

“And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever.” (Daniel 2:44) It pains me to […]