Conscience, your Doorkeeper

In 1 Peter 3, the apostle tells the church to "Have a good conscience so that evildoers who speak evil of you and falsely accuse your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed." He we was warning them that, even when doing good, slander and attack would be a part of their lives. I must... Continue Reading →

Are you angry at the wrong people?

National figures are making big money selling you a story that causes anger at the wrong people.That cop you just got done screaming at coaches a team in your kid's league. That person holding a protest sign in your park teaches at the local middle school. That police department you marched in front of hasn't... Continue Reading →

Reliable Hope

In our current times, hope is at a premium.  It is rare and it is valuable.  Thankfully for the believer, we are a people of hope. However, there are many who disparage the hope of the Christian.  These naysayers would look at the believer as if we have been taken in by some flight of... Continue Reading →

Getting Even Christ’s Way

In a recent article, I wrote about the need to glorify God in all we do, including when we have been wronged. When seeking to glorify God, we have an example in Jesus. So, we must look at how he handled being wronged. Peter gives us a great breakdown of Jesus actions. His actions must... Continue Reading →

Getting Revenge Like A Christian

So you've been wronged. Friends, we are living in a world that is full of wrongs, injustices, and unfair actions. People are mistreated every single day. You may have been mistreated this week. Perhaps you were singled out by a boss. Maybe your spouse has grown spiteful or doesn't support you walk with the Lord.... Continue Reading →

Highlands Fallout (3 Lessons for Leaders)

By now, most church leaders, and much of America, have heard about the controversy that has been swirling around Chris Hodges, pastor of Church of the Highlands.  Hodges has faced backlash over his social media activity involving "likes" of posts. The right and wrong of Pastor Hodges' views, the views of the pages he interacts... Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Be Mindful of God in Suffering

We live in a world that is full of injustice.  Recent events, like the death of George Floyd have brought the world's attention to the issue of race in America.  Meanwhile lives have been unjustly lost in the riotous looting that broke out in many cities.  Injustice paid for by more injustice. Unfairness is everywhere. ... Continue Reading →

The Midnight Zone

Off the coast of the Mariana islands lays a wonder that, though it can be described, is almost impossible for us to really fathom.  At the bottom of the ocean, there is an undersea canyon, called the Mariana Trench.  This gash in the ocean floor is five times the length of the Grand Canyon.  If... Continue Reading →

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