Weekly Worship: A Friendly Challenge

As a Track and Cross Country coach there are moments in a season where I pull an athlete (and sometimes the whole team) aside and issue a challenge. These moments aren’t scripted. They just come up. Often they arise when I see that an athlete is capable of more than they have achieved so far. … Continue reading Weekly Worship: A Friendly Challenge

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Surprising Takeaways from A Discussion on Creation with a Physicist

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a workshop that delved into the intersection of science and faith. This workshop, which had about twelve participants, was led by Dr. Carlson, a physicist who teaches at Purdue University. The title of the workshop was, "What Pastors Need to Know about Theology in a Scientific World." … Continue reading Surprising Takeaways from A Discussion on Creation with a Physicist

Heretic Hunting: A Simple Guide For What To Do When You Think You’ve Found A Heretic

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

A Critical Question to Ask Your Kids This Christmas

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

What Should We Do With Those Guilty Of Sexual Harassment?

"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?

Who Chooses Whom? Why Christians Baptize Babies (and Adults)

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)