Sometimes we confuse loving God first, with loving the church, and in order to love God we sacrifice our family for the church. This is not biblical and a root problem for young men in ministry today. If you are a young pastor, quit your job before you quit your life. Stop hiding behind church, … More Young Pastors…Put Your Family Before the Church!
Christmas is the first advent, I believe there are four advents. Two more that proceed Jesus’ birth and one still to come. … More The 4th Advent
My friend Brian Grayum over at Dark Roast Dawns is the feature of my blog this week. We decided to do a Blog Swap, where we answer similar questions that each other has about the other. His blog, Dark Roast Dawns, is a thoughtful and inspiring set of writings and anecdotes. I’ve known Brian for … More Blog Swap with Dark Roast Dawns
A critique of a popular song about the prodigal son. … More Christian Songs Gone Wrong Part 1
Is the concept of substitutionary atonement biblical? Many Christians are starting to question a foundational concept in scripture that has been believed for two thousand years. Here is a defense of our faith. … More Is Substitutionary Atonement Necessary?
I was asked to write a post responding to this question from a friend. He has given his life back to Christ and is in the midst of some trying circumstances and has been struggling to feel that God is with him. What I love about the wording of the question is that it assumes … More What do you do when God is silent?