I just completed my series of messages on the Bible (see sermon series Shhhh! God’s Talking) and during the series I spent a good amount of time dealing with tough questions of the Bible and tough questions about the faith, but one of the toughest questions that I had to deal with is God’s take […]continue reading Homosexuality and the Bible
Yesterday was Mother’s Day 2005, and I preached a message on three women in the beginning of the gospel of Luke—Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna. While I was preparing for the message; though, God helped me to understand something that I had never really seen before. There are no unplanned pregnancies. This was a profound thought […]continue reading There are no unplanned pregnancies
Every year at this time, I begin to think critically about the resurrection of Jesus. Yeah, you heard me right. I said, “_critically_”. Just because I’m a pastor, that doesn’t mean I accept everything in the Bible without thinking about it too. I’m a thinker, I majored in mathematics and philosophy at [Wheaton College], and […]continue reading The Resurrection of Jesus (Easter 2005)
This last Sunday, a lady in my church gave me a blue card with some questions on it regarding tithing. Since my email to her was rather long-winded, I thought I would share some of those thoughts here. Deuteronomy 26:2-15 Verse 2 says to take “some” of the firstfruits. What happens to the rest? Is […]continue reading Questions on Tithing
In the church I pastor, ReCOMMITMENT is something we do once a year in terms of church services, but it certainly shouldn’t be so in terms of our spiritual lives. The Bible is clear that the spiritual life is not one that can be lived on the basis of one commitment made many years in […]continue reading Recommitment / Spiritual Progress
If you like to talk to tomatoes. If a squash can make you smile. If you like to waltz with potatoes up and down the produce aisle, then you need to talk to my son. He knows just what you need. Charlie loves Veggie Tales, a series of videos made for children. Each video has […]continue reading What Are You Afraid Of?
Get physically fit in just 20 minutes a day? Well, get spiritually fit in only SEVEN!continue reading Seven Minutes with God