As Long As You Are In Charge, You Are god. 

The Church’s message is not only to be proclaimed, but also lived out. It has been said, “There are five gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and you – and most people never read the first four.” One of the challenges the Church faces in each generation is to speak and live in a way that makes sense to the surrounding culture. Jesus was able to relate to the rich, the poor, young, old, religious, and heathen alike – and He did so without ever compromising the truth.  While striving toward cultural… Read More

How to Handle Accusations

It’s one thing to be falsely accused; but what about when the accusations are accurate? The Apostle John describes satan as both a  liar (John 8:44) and the “accuser” (Rev. 12:10). There are times when satan will accuse you falsely, and even attempt to get you to believe his lies. But there are also times when his accusations are indeed accurate, and his goal is to ensnare you in shame, fear, and hopelessness. John’s revelation shows that Jesus is the One who was, who is, and who is to come. In other… Read More

Smarter Than God

Is it possible that we are educating ourselves into imbecility? I’ve heard Ravi Zacharias quote this phrase many times, and it still gives me pause.  Paul foretold such foolishness when he wrote to Timothy: “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,”‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭4:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬ The irony cannot be ignored: People who deny the existence of demons are, in fact, most vulnerable to their control.  People who turn away from God and become more “enlightened”… Read More

Tolerance and Truth

Truth is polarizing. It can be rejected or accepted, but it will not be affected one way or another- it will still be truth.  Many people, over the course of thousands of years, were moved by God to write letters, historical accounts, prayers, songs, poetry, or prophetic messages under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit – the compilation of which we refer to as the Holy Bible, God’s word.  Two examples are Jeremiah, the Old Testament (weeping) prophet, whose unenviable job was to confront Israel’s sin and rebellion; and John, the New… Read More

Buy Truth. 

Truth is a like a rare, costly gem – it is sought for and identified, then mined and verified.  Ignorance and foolishness, on the other hand, are neither rare nor have great value. They are commodities readily accessible to any and all.  Truth is worth whatever time and resources demanded from us to obtain it. The writer of Proverbs said: Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭23‬:‭23‬ ESV) We live in a world of moral relativism in which absolute truth is considered intolerant. We are… Read More