These are the notes from a class we teach at our church, Grace Fellowship. What are some things you do to get ready to study the Bible? Last week, we looked at Psalm 1, and considered that living our lives in the Word, and by the Word is God's natural way for us to grow... Continue Reading →
“The Reason We Have Abortion At All”
There's a lot being written about the leak from the Supreme Court, and the hopeful news that Roe v Wade might be finally falling. Let's pray it is so! I read this article from Christianity Today and now want to write something for my church because the article displays an attitude about abortion that some... Continue Reading →
Three Books To Read on Homosexuality
This past Sunday in my church, I spoke about Bill C-4 that passed in Canada, and about the city ordnance that is being proposed in Indiana on how people can counsel when it comes to homosexuality. I told my church that I think this is the issue where many people, Christian or just conservative, are... Continue Reading →
When Praying 1 Timothy 2 Is Hard
I've had to lay low all week, being sick. Here's a thought that's encouraged me early in the morning when I couldn't sleep: 1 Timothy 2.1-2 is even more vital for the Christian when the people we are praying for are doing evil. Paul knew that. He wasn't exactly talking about a righteous, Godly government... Continue Reading →
Today, I’m Exhausted (But Guess Who Isn’t?)
So today's a heavy day. I spent hours yesterday afternoon watching the news, and just praying. My heart was heavy, and breaking. The world is broken, the world is fallen. What am I supposed to think? Who should I believe? Like many, I'm tired. I'm tired of not knowing what to believe when I read... Continue Reading →
An Interview On Evangelism With Tom Schreiner (and Red Tailed Hawks!)
I meant to post this several years ago, but you know... life. Anyway, I found it and was encouraged all over again by it! I had the great privilege of hosting Tom and Diane Schreiner a few months [years...] back as Diane spoke at our church's Ladies' Breakfast, and Tom preached on Sunday. Tom is... Continue Reading →
If You Don’t See Beauty, Do You Really Know God As Well As You Thought?
In the middle of a world that seems to be made all of blacks and greys right now, with so much heaviness and grief, so much anger and frustration, the Creation account reminds us that we serve a God who loves color and life, who delights in unique and beautiful things. When he made swarms... Continue Reading →
Consider It Joy When COVID-19 Comes?
"Or when economies fall, you lose your job, governments overreach, you're stuck at home with people you don't love, and more."
Things Are Fragile Today, But God Isn’t
It’s Saturday night, I’m sitting on my couch, and I’d like to share a couple thoughts with you about the last few weeks. Then I want to leave you with a thought from the Apostle Peter about how we ought to respond in cultural moments like this one. The words that have been bouncing around... Continue Reading →
Should I Kick Family Members Out of the House?
A while back, I was asked for help from someone who had extended family members living with them and things weren't going well. This person felt like they were being taken advantage of and lied to, even though they were trying to help out. Here are four principles I encouraged this person to consider. This isn't... Continue Reading →