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)

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Kids’ Sports and Church

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

The Tomb Is Empty – The Pressure Is Off

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