I am pleased to announce the release of my first book, The Second Peter Principle: Keys to Becoming an Effective Christian. The book is based on 2 Peter 1:3-10 and is an engaging yet instructive word for Christians who want to discover how to apply the Bible to everyday life. I focus on God's prescription … Continue reading Book Release: The Second Peter Principle
There is an interesting dynamic playing out in the media and social media in our country right now. Government leaders are proposing to slash financial support for all kinds of programs that everyday citizens have come to rely on. News reports say that they plan to drastically decrease funding for things like feeding the elderly, … Continue reading Who Turned Out the Light?
Today was an extraordinary day for me. It began at early church service where I thoroughly enjoyed the worship portion. Then one of my favorite speakers delivered a really good sermon. It was a solid word delivered with clarity, humor and, best of all, straight from the Bible. After church, I spent some time praying … Continue reading An Experience With God, or, just emotions
I’ve tried to remain relatively silent about the upcoming elections. Like most everyone else, I am dumbfounded at the options that the American political process has placed in front of us. Without commenting on any of the candidates or parties that are engaged in the contest for the presidency, I am choosing to communicate my … Continue reading A Political Statement
There is a question that I have been struggling with for a long time, and maybe someone can impart some wisdom to me on the subject. Brace yourself, because it’s one of those big, hairy questions. What is our purpose? Why are we here? Now I know there are some people who can speak … Continue reading The Purpose of Man?
I wonder if we [the church] have fallen into the trap of making salvation too easy. Is it possible that in the rush to fill pews [and perhaps offering baskets] we have lowered the bar for becoming a Christian to a dangerous level? Is it possible that we have begun to preach an easy form … Continue reading Easy Salvation?
Recently, I heard someone say to a group of Christian men that we should all be “priests of our homes”. I wasn’t sure what they meant by that, but I involuntarily shuttered at the thought. The first thing that came to mind was the story I heard preached about the ritual of the Jewish high … Continue reading I think I Want to be a Priest?
Things in the world are bad and they seem to be getting worse every day. In my hometown, Gary, Indiana, they arrested a guy for killing a lady and he confessed to killing several more people. People in Chicago are probably secretly relieved that this has overshadowed all the news about shootings in the Windy … Continue reading The First Step
Things in the world are bad, and thoughtful people often ask why. We look at certain communities and ask why conditions are so dire. Why so much violence and killing? Why such poverty? What can be done about it? The issues are complex. It seems obvious that poverty plays a major part in the problem. … Continue reading The Source of Our Problems
I try not to watch the (bad) news on television at night. In the morning, once I’ve seen the weather and traffic reports, I used to switch the TV channel to ESPN to watch Sportscenter. But now, thanks to dumb athletes, that’s no longer safe. Social media (I’m a Facebook guy) is a cesspool of … Continue reading Overcoming Evil