We all know the feeling. You read something online or in print. Or you hear someone say something that sets off the “heresy” warning bells in your head. Your first impulse might be to rush that person to the metaphorical (I hope) stake and light the fire. But before you do, that please pause a … Continue reading Heretic Hunting: A Simple Guide For What To Do When You Think You’ve Found A Heretic
Parenting is tough. It can be exhausting. It is so easy to get caught up in the daily grind of waking the kids up, getting them dressed and fed and out the door on time for school, picking them up from school, ferrying them between their after-school activities, feeding them again, helping them with homework, … Continue reading A Critical Question to Ask Your Kids This Christmas
Oh, the difference a few months can make. Back in April of 2017, Vice President Mike Pence was ridiculed by politicians and media elites alike for his behavior in regard to his wife. He was ridiculed for his very public decision to never dine with women alone, or attend functions where alcohol is being served … Continue reading In Defense of Chastity
"How do you reconcile your love for someone with the revelation that they have behaved badly?" - Savannah Guthrie This morning the news broke that Matt Lauer of NBC's Today Show is the latest public figure to lose his job and reputation over accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior. Announcing this news fell to his on-air … Continue reading What Should We Do With Those Guilty Of Sexual Harassment?
“You have to know where you were to appreciate where you are.” TLC has a show called, “Who Do You Think You Are?” If you’re into genealogies then it’s a show you’ve gotta see. Each episode follows one celebrity or sports figure as they trace out the branches of their family tree. Emmitt Smith was … Continue reading Who Do You Think You Are?
There are two stories for salvation that I've heard that help highlight the important differences between the historic Christian practice of infant baptism and "believer's" baptism (adult only baptism) as it is practiced by some churches today. Story 1: Imagine you're treading water in the middle of the ocean. Unless God comes sailing by and … Continue reading Who Chooses Whom? Why Christians Baptize Babies (and Adults)
A few disclaimers before I begin: I'm a pastor. I'm a coach. My kids play sports. We go to church every week. (maybe that one goes without saying since I'm a pastor) Sports and church are often thought of as being in conflict with one another. It's been going on for decades now, but as … Continue reading Kids’ Sports and Church
Sometimes the stresses and pressures of life seem almost more than I can bear. Pressure comes from all directions. There are deadlines at work. There are the demands that come from coaching. There are seemingly endless amounts of homework to help the kids wade through and places that they need to be. Life is busy … Continue reading The Tomb Is Empty – The Pressure Is Off
"If you spend five minutes with your worst enemy — it doesn't have to be about race, it could be about anything...you will find that you both have something in common. As you build upon those commonalities, you're forming a relationship and as you build about that relationship, you're forming a friendship." -Daryl Davis There … Continue reading Stop Recycling Garbage
Have you ever stopped to consider what it takes to qualify as a "bad person" these days? 'Good girl' teen cheerleader accused of killing, burying newborn pleads not guilty. That headline caught my eye. The young woman in question is alleged to have killed her newborn, burned the body, and then buried it in her garden. … Continue reading You Have Never Met A Bad Person