Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Christmas Story?

The story of Jesus' birth gets repeated a lot this time of year. But how much of the story we know and repeat is an accurate reflection of what the Scripture teaches? The answers and explanations to these questions are listed below. 1. Fact or Fiction: Everything we know about the birth of Jesus comes … Continue reading Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Christmas Story?

What Trolls Teaches About The Pursuit Of Happiness

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I took our three young children to the movies. They wanted to see Trolls. At the heart of the movie is a conflict between the sickly sweet Trolls and the sullen Bergens. The premise of the movie was simple and horrifying. The Bergens believe that the only … Continue reading What Trolls Teaches About The Pursuit Of Happiness

Reasons I Love Vacation Bible School

    VBS (Vacation Bible School) week can be a difficult, grueling, cruel, thankless and exhausting experience. So why do people continue to pour themselves into these events year after year? I’m glad you asked. Very simply, it’s because VBS week is also one of the most rewarding things a gathering of believers can do. … Continue reading Reasons I Love Vacation Bible School

Jesus Christ, Harry Potter and Aslan

All good stories are reflections of God’s greatest Story! In a conversation between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Tolkien once said, “The story of Christ, is simply a true myth: a myth working on us in the same way as the others, but with this tremendous difference that it really happened...The Pagan stories are God expressing … Continue reading Jesus Christ, Harry Potter and Aslan

Finding God When You Feel Alone

At times every one wonders, “God where are you?” We wonder, “Where is God in the midst of this (you can fill in the blank) – tornado, layoff, tsunami, divorce, terrorist attack, depression…?” Jesus said, “Surely I am with you always, even to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) But it’s not always … Continue reading Finding God When You Feel Alone