Nowhere to Run to – Nowhere to Hide.

"Nowhere to run to, baby - nowhere to hide...", sang Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. Despite how secretive you may think you are - God sees everything.  God hears everything.  God knows everything. The Old Testament prophet, Ezekiel, records, "Then the Lord said to me, 'Have you seen what the [corrupt] leaders of Israel are … Continue reading Nowhere to Run to – Nowhere to Hide.

How I Survived the Worst Day of my Life – one last thing…

For brevity, I did not include the following in How I Survived the Worst Day of my Life.  But, I believe it bears sharing because it provides greater theological context to how I - and my family - survived. As I was listening to the voice of Jesus that day assuring me of his presence … Continue reading How I Survived the Worst Day of my Life – one last thing…

The 23rd Psalm

It's often called "The Shepherd's Psalm." In his Treasury of David, a commentary on the Psalms, the 19th century British preacher, Charles Spurgeon, wrote the following powerful words regarding Psalm 23: "It has charmed more griefs to rest than all the philosophy of the world.  It has remanded to their dungeon more felon thoughts, more … Continue reading The 23rd Psalm

Keep Your Pastors Accountable (here’s why & how)

It usually goes something like this: A pastor (or another church leader) says, "I'm accountable only to God, not the church." The first part of that claim is true, but the man has a serious blind spot because the Church is the Body of Christ.  And every pastor (or committee) elected by the Body is … Continue reading Keep Your Pastors Accountable (here’s why & how)

Why we sing “Joy” and not “Happiness” to the World

Happiness is based on circumstances, joy is based on biblical truth.  In 1943 Nazi Germany, at the time  Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote the quote below, he was under severe persecution from the Third Reich for courageously standing against Hitler. Bonhoeffer’s classic, The Cost of Discipleship, is well-worn on my bookshelf. Bonhoeffer’s devotion to Christ cost him … Continue reading Why we sing “Joy” and not “Happiness” to the World

Can a Christian Become a Non-Christian?

Can a Christian become a Non-Christian? The biblical answer is no. Jesus chose his words carefully. When he used the figurative language with Nicodemus, “born again,” to describe, in human terms, one’s sincere profession of faith in him, he knew exactly what he meant: just as it is impossible for a son or daughter to … Continue reading Can a Christian Become a Non-Christian?

Horatio’s Blindspot

From Christianity Today - April 2020 What Skeptical Scholars Admit about the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus The historical evidence is clear: Those who claimed to see him risen must have seen something. JUSTIN BASS; APRIL 13, 2020 On June 26, 2000, ABC aired a documentary called The Search for Jesus. The network’s leading news anchor, … Continue reading Horatio’s Blindspot