I Fought a Demon Friday

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 In Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Pilgrim, on his new Christian adventure finds himself in a dark valley where there lives a … Continue reading I Fought a Demon Friday

When Facts Don’t Matter

In a post-Christian/post-modern culture, facts don’t always matter. Michael Kruger writes, “C.S. Lewis captured this reality well in his book The Magician’s Nephew (part of his Narnia Chronicles). “While Narnia is a land filled with magic—where animals can talk and even sing—not all people can hear them. Indeed, Uncle Andrew cannot. “When the animals speak … Continue reading When Facts Don’t Matter

The Danger of Hurry

Over the decades, I watched something poison our culture.  It's toxic, dangerous.   It's called "hurry." Our cultural pace of life has evolved from the manageable to something that looks more like insanity.  Stress levels have skyrocketed.  Burning out is no longer something the "other guy" is battling.  It now affects all of us. Pastor and … Continue reading The Danger of Hurry

Why Don’t People Like to Go to Church?

  “When someone tells me yet another horror story about the church, I respond, ‘Oh, it’s even worse than that. Let me tell you my story. I’ve spent most of my life in recovery from the church.’” Philip Yancey   “The church is equal parts mystery and mess.” Eugene Peterson   I posted the following … Continue reading Why Don’t People Like to Go to Church?

Our Identity in Christ (Who does Jesus say I am?)

If you think you’ve blown God’s plan for your life, rest in this: You, my beautiful friend, are not that powerful.   Charles Spurgeon rightly proclaimed, You may not understand all the doctrines of the Bible, but you can understand this — that if you trust in Jesus Christ, you will be a child of … Continue reading Our Identity in Christ (Who does Jesus say I am?)

Satan Hates You and Has a Horrible Plan for Your Life

Back in the day there was a gospel tract called The Four Spiritual Laws.  It was used often to help us share our faith with people who knew little to nothing about God. Law No. 1 stated, "God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life." Now, let's look at the flip-side of … Continue reading Satan Hates You and Has a Horrible Plan for Your Life

The Midnight Special

“Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me.” You most likely know the song “The Midnight Special” from Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic released back in 1969. But the song was actually written during the early 20th century, reaching popularity as it was sung by those incarcerated at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, otherwise known as … Continue reading The Midnight Special