The Church is Essential

One of the more unfortunate things that happened at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic was how our economy and culture got divided into “essential” and “non-essential” categories. It led to all kinds of awful classifications and even political chicanery as politicians keep many things closed or near-closed because they are “non-essential”. First of all,... Continue Reading →

The Peaceable Kingdom

One of the purposes of a broken world is to remind us that we were made for a different world. And not just different, but one ruled over by the King of Kings in eternal justice, righteousness and peace. As we live in this world and work for the kingdom of God while we are... Continue Reading →

Catching a Glimpse Behind the Curtain

Preaching through the first chapter of Ephesians isn’t easy. The whole chapter is packed with big ideas, abstract concepts, central doctrines to the Christian faith, and some talk about this “predestination” stuff. If you read a good commentary or study on the book, you will discover that the introduction is notoriously long and dense. Then... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving is Better than Grievance

We have come upon an enigma of a holiday. Thanksgiving sits between two billion-dollar industries – Halloween and Christmas. Halloween merchandise hits the shelves in September, and Christmas hits the shelves, well, about the same time. Sandwiched in between are the fall-colored leaves and cornucopias for Thanksgiving. But, by in large, retail stores treat it... Continue Reading →

Our Complete Sexualization

#trending -All people of all ages have been sexualized by Western culture. Those in cahoots with the “sexual revolution” will disagree, but I would argue they don’t yet understand the consequences of their sexual ethic. There is no logical stopping point to the current sexual ethic. There is no taboo that is off-limits. The only... Continue Reading →

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