This is an important question. What does a person do, or how does a person become a Christian? What are the benchmarks that define this type of world-view?...Keep Reading
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Ok we are in the first week of December so the Christmas season is here. This is a great time of year to celebrate the birth of Jesus. However, it is also a time of building pressures. Finances, holiday schedules, and decorating are among the many priorities that come into play during this window of time....
Stains, nobody likes them, and we all seem to have something spill on ourselves at the most inconvenient time. Coffee down the front of your shirt, pasta dropped in your lap, or grape juice on your couch or carpet. Life can be like that at times, unexpected events that have emotional impact woven into unfortunate sequences of events....
In this blog, we have been talking about being strong and courageous Christians. Today I would like to look at our strength being a positional dynamic. It is not based on the notion of self-works or tenacity of human will power alone. Our strength is totally based on being adopted as Sons and Daughters into the Kingdom of God....
All of this, got me thinking about how amazingly complex and fine-tuned our electrical system found in our hearts is. We just expect this system to work seamlessly, delivering blood supply to all of the cells in our body. The electrical properties of our hearts is so incredible....
We were created for the purpose of living in community with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Don't miss out on the blessing of being a part of His community....Keep Reading
Are you willing to make a change that will impact your life? What motivates you to make a change? Assess your life and make the adjustments necessary, that will put the Gospel at the center of everything....Keep Reading
Last week we talked about how there is a similarity between the redactions of political documents and the culture withholding or (redacting) information about the character and nature of God. Both are withholding information in order to elevate one side of the issue over the other. That is the common thread....Keep Reading
When looking at our lives from a perspective of worldview, there is a profound difference in the placing of our priorities. Today I would like to look at and contrast a Christian worldview to a secular one. I think there will be some redeeming value to discover the endpoint of thought processes of these two worldviews....Keep Reading
So what does the first order mean? For many of us, the idea that comes to mind is that the first order is the evil empire from the Star Wars movies. While that is entertaining, it is not where I would like to go today. The first order that I am describing is looking at the idea of big questions. A first order question is one that establishes a firm foundation of thought pr...Keep Reading
The word “redacted” is now a common buzzword in the midst of the political upheaval in our current culture. The animus about seeing a redacted version of documents has fueled discontent on both sides of the political aisle....Keep Reading
Are we in pursuit of substance or entertainment. Has this influenced us as a Church?...Keep Reading
We have spent a considerable amount of time in this blog talking about evidence that points to God as the most likely and best explanation for all of the vast complexity of design found in our universe. Today I would like to focus on another aspect that needs to have God present in order to make sense out of life. The topic is morality....Keep Reading
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son...Keep Reading