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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 […]

My Relationship With Young People

March 9, 2021

I am encouraged by the young people I know. Younger generations are smart, creative, and passionate. They care about what is right. They want to make a difference. As I grow older, I want to consider my responsibility toward younger generations. I want to have the right attitude towards them. I want to be a […]

Christian Conversations

February 11, 2021

“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Galatians 5:14) We live in a polarized world. People have opinions about everything. We judge people on where they get their news, which athletes they cheer for, and which products they buy. We accuse people of being fearful if […]

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 […]

5 Ways the Church Survives in a Secular Age

September 15, 2020

We are living in what Charles Taylor calls a secular age. Many of the changes that have caused us to arrive at this point have happened slowly over 500 years. We often do not realize the extent to which we have embraced the secular. It is in the air we breathe. It is everywhere. We […]

Should Christians Wear Masks?

April 29, 2020

What if my state or local government requires me to wear a mask? “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur […]

5 Questions on Racial Reconciliation

May 16, 2019

What Small Town Churches Have to Offer

March 1, 2019

Well I was born in a small town And I live in a small town Probably die in a small town Oh, those small communities – John Mellencamp Like the John Mellencamp song, I grew up in a small town. I have spent much time ministering in small towns. The first church I preached for […]

The Sin of Sectarianism

December 4, 2018

Sectarianism is defined in various ways. One online dictionary lists factional and separatist as synonyms. Christianity has boundaries that we must uphold, but a sectarian is someone that sets up unnecessary boundaries. They purposefully separate themselves from others who faithfully profess the Christian faith. There are parts of the Bible that are plain and simple, […]

Love, Trust, & Community

April 17, 2015

1 Corinthians 13 is one of the more well-known chapters within the Bible. It is read at weddings. It is quoted by religious and non-religious people. It is a meditation on love. We are called to love because God first loved us (1 John 4:19). The two greatest commands are to love God and love […]