For a couple weeks now, I have been dissatisfied with the modern worship songs we’ve been singing in our church. The music is great, the beats are fun, the lyrics are powerful, but honestly, they aren’t very deep. In particular, the majority of modern rock-style worship music puts God in the second person. Everything is […]continue reading “Our God” (a song)
This morning, I was reading the first few chapters of Numbers. I have to be honest with you, and I am somewhat ashamed to admit, I wasn’t expecting much. Aside from a few interesting (and confusing) stories, the book of Numbers is filled with, you guessed it, numbers! The first few chapters are all about […]continue reading Organizational Insights from Numbers 2
Oh to see the dawn of the darkest day. Christ on the road to Calvary. Tried by sinful men, torn and beaten then Nailed to a cross of wood. This the pow’r of the cross. Christ became sin for us. Took the blame, bore the wrath, We stand forgiven at the cross.continue reading The Power of the Cross
UPDATE: This film has been posted to YouTube if you want to watch it. link Tonight, our life group skipped our normal routine to watch a documentary purportedly on the relationship between homosexuality and religion called For the Bible Tells Me So However, the documentary was actually on the relationship between homosexuality and the conservative/fundamentalist […]continue reading “for the Bible tells me so” — documentary on homosexuality
This past week, I gained an insight into some communication skills that should be standard fare for all couples. For many years, I have been teaching some very basic principles on communication, but this past week I learned a little more and thought it was time to put it together into the following guidelines.continue reading 4 Communication Tips for Couples
On Monday, August 24, 2009, our local newspaper printed the following: Accident Closes McCarty For 3 Hours A Lafayette man was taken to the hospital and McCarty Lane was closed for nearly three hours Sunday night after a motorcycle accident. According to Officer Nicholas Amor of the Lafayette Police Department, Jeffrey Mikels, 28, of Lafayette […]continue reading I was (not) in a motorcycle accident
In 1 Corinthians 10:13, we read: No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. — 1 […]continue reading Trials prove how strong you are
An article recently posted on psychologytoday.com is not approaching marriage from a Christian perspective, but it is an excellent assessment of what has happened to the relationship between men and women in the past 40 years or so. Here’s the gist: Men today grew up in a world where it was largely okay for a […]continue reading Marriage on the Rocks? Read this!
This week, CNN posted an article describing a recent report that attempts to help homosexuals “recover” do more harm than good. Since I wrote an article on this very topic (see Is There Recovery for the Homosexual?.), I thought it would be good to have a link to this new article here and to add […]continue reading More on Homosexual Recovery
This week at my Life Group, we looked at the clearest teaching in the Bible regarding the rapture, and I’ve become even more convicted about one particular position. This post is intended to guide you through the same study we considered this week and to give an inside track on what I’m currently thinking about […]continue reading Quick Study on the Rapture
If you are a Calvinist: you believe that God has “elected” or “chosen” those who would be saved from before the foundation of the world. you believe that those whom God has chosen have been predestined to respond to the gospel when God woos them. you believe that salvation comes entirely without regard to human […]continue reading You Can’t be Both Pre-Trib and Calvinist
Apparently, with the legal pressure provided by pro-homosexual lobbies, there is a threat that churches will be liable to lawsuits for anti-homosexual practices unless our position on the issue is clearly stated in religious terms. The recommendation is that we amend our statement of faith to describe our core convictions in this matter. Therefore, I’m […]continue reading Statement on Human Sexuality
This morning, I was reading in the Old Testament book of Leviticus, and I was in the chapters giving the regulations for what kind of animals are okay to eat, what to do about dead animals, and what to do with skin rashes. It’s interesting to me to think that the people of old had […]continue reading God cares even if we don’t realize it
When two people are in conflict with each other, bringing about resolution can be difficult. However, when two Christians are in conflict, the process of reconciliation should not be as hard as it is. In conflict situations, I like to ask a few questions: Describe all the sin in this conflict. Who has committed sin […]continue reading Helping People Resolve Conflict
What’s wrong with premarital sex? One of the questions I get a lot is the question about sexual morality as it relates to the Bible, and it’s one I have thought a lot about as well considering that I do quite a bit of marital counseling and also considering that I’m a guy and I […]continue reading What’s wrong with premarital sex?