For Those Who Laugh at the Thought of a Real Devil

The Bible is clear: Satan exists, He is introduced to us in Genesis 3. And, Jesus refers to him repeatedly in the gospels. Yet, many people - including believers - forget about his relentless pursuit to make us lose our faith or, better yet, prevent us from coming to faith in Christ altogether. In Matthew … Continue reading For Those Who Laugh at the Thought of a Real Devil

Wall Street Journal: How to Spot Teen Depression

This article from the Wall Street Journal appeared in their May 5, 2018, edition.  For your convenience, the entire article is included here.  Depression is the number one mental condition associated with suicide.  nw How to Spot Teenage Depression New guidelines focus on helping better identify teens who may be struggling with depression, as rates … Continue reading Wall Street Journal: How to Spot Teen Depression

Christianity & Philosophy

Philosophy can quickly become a black hole of circular reasoning. To most, it can sound like needless gibberish about the ethereal and existential. However,... Mature philosophical dialogue  teaches us to think deeply.  Those moments spent in careful, disciplined thought and debate prepare us not only to speak intelligently about various topics, but to be able … Continue reading Christianity & Philosophy

Newsweek: Where Do You Go When You Die?

As I study the biblical worldview of the afterlife (which I'm convicted is true) I'm always curious to see what mainstream culture thinks about it all. So, when I saw this tweeted article - Newsweek giving credence to the possibility of life-beyond-death - my interest was piqued. Most of the article cites what scientists are … Continue reading Newsweek: Where Do You Go When You Die?

The Bible, the Qur’an and the Book of Mormon

I'm presently neck-deep in an outstanding 450 page tome titled, In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture. No disrespect to my Muslim and Mormon friends. This is simply an observation for the reliability of the Bible when compared to other major world religion texts by Paul Wegner (Ph.D. University … Continue reading The Bible, the Qur’an and the Book of Mormon

“The Case for Christ” Movie Review

I admit it.  I'm a Christian, but when I see another "Christian" movie headed for the silver screen I get a little squeamish.  Why?  Because I've seen too many of them where the script is shallow, the plot is idealistic, Christianity is portrayed as cliche', etc...you get the picture.  But then I saw PureFlix's The … Continue reading “The Case for Christ” Movie Review

Heaven

As a Christian, I believe in heaven. As a pastor, I've studied and taught about heaven. As a musician, I've noted that almost every single hymn written has heaven the subject of its final verse. When my dad died I didn't really think differently about heaven. When my sister died I didn't really think differently … Continue reading Heaven

Stop Idolizing Christian Artists: A Letter from Keith Green

NOTE: I ran across this letter from the late Christian artist, Keith Green, recently. Thought it was worth publishing here. All Christian musicians & speakers are not driven by a hunger for fame or wealth. For instance, I had the joy of youth-pastoring Christian artist, Josh Wilson, for 6 years. He, in my opinion, embodies … Continue reading Stop Idolizing Christian Artists: A Letter from Keith Green