The religious group that I came up in was built on the notion that God gave the New Testament to humanity as a blueprint for the way he wanted them to live and worship him. We believed that in the letters of Paul God had prescribed exactly how he wanted collective worship to be performed … Continue reading Strange Fire
Christians claim that Jesus of Nazareth is the Jewish Messiah. Most Jews refute this claim. Does Jesus really fit the description of Messiah given in the Jewish scriptures? Not only does he fit, he's the only one who ever could. The description of the coming "Son of David" in 2 Samuel 7, draws his profile. That is, the image to which we must be conformed.
I just came back from a meeting with my daughter and two of her friends. They attend a charter school in the area. I've been challenging and equipping them to reach their fellow students with the gospel. Today they kind of pushed back and told me that their classmates are particularly hostile to people attempting "push their … Continue reading Pusher
The apostle Paul said that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Perhaps you consider that statement to be naive. I once saw a 20/20 special where John Stossel convincingly made the case that greed drives innovation and, of all things, generosity. So, what's your attitude toward money? I'd like to share … Continue reading Lay Up for Yourselves!
One of the elders of our church used to work for Social Security. The other day he told me about how Social Security absorbed the administration of state-run disability benefits. To streamline the process, they sought to automate the system through the use of computers. An outside vendor was brought in to pitch a system which could handle the massive load. The … Continue reading What Works
Marriage seems so basic to human life and yet it can be so difficult and confusing. Why is that? How can we make it work? Click the picture to hear my latest lesson on reclaiming God's original intention for marriage.
For anyone who's tired of spinning plates, Jesus will give you effortless productivity - AKA rest. Time Management
I cannot endorse homosexual marriage. Sometimes I wish I could. I don't want to come across as bigoted or intolerant. I don't want to erect unnecessary hurdles to people coming to faith in Christ. I don't believe that anyone woke up one morning and thought, "I think I'll be sexually attracted to someone of the … Continue reading Starbucks Appreciation Day
Here is my talk from Sunday. Listen if only because it has a cool name. It answers a lot of questions people ask about God and it may even be biblical! Providence and the Art of Camel Care
I’ll admit it: The movie, “Karate Kid” has to some degree defined me as a person. I’m not talking about the nepotistically-produced, pathetic excuse for a remake. I mean the gloriously cheesy, deliciously predictable original. I grew up without a father and really without a consistent father figure. As a modern individualist, my rational mind … Continue reading My Two Masters Part One