A Grandpa’s Christmas Prayer for his Granddaughters
Dear Clover (age 7) and Mattie (age 2), From the moment you were born (even before then) I have prayed God’s deepest blessing on your life. As you grow into a woman, I pray the following for you: That you… Read More
Should Churches be Trigger-Free Safe Zones?
Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. So begins an article in… Read More
The Utter Recklessness of Grace: You Won’t Believe Who Are the Objects of God’s Favor!
When we hear or read the word grace, different images come to mind: A girl we know from school The elegance of movement A word of prayer Handling pressure with dignity A kindness bestowed on another A free period or… Read More
Are Christians Really Called to Make Jesus Famous?
I recently started reading a book where the author claims that part of the call of the Church is to make Jesus famous. This on the heels of a strategic planning session our congregation is going to through in part… Read More
If Grace is Amazing…Why Do Christians Often Make it So Condemning?
I recently had a chance to interview Legendary singer B. J. Thomas (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head; Hooked on a Feeling; Another Done Somebody Wrong Song; As Long as We’ve Got Each Other—the Theme from Growing Pains.) BJ and… Read More
Why Church Matters to Your Kids—Part 4: Reason #3 is…
If Jesus matters to us, then what matters to Jesus will matter to us. If it matters to us that Jesus matters to our kids, then what matters to Jesus will matter to our kids. The Church matters to Jesus… Read More
The Imperative for Brain-Washing our Kids
I’ve been a pastor for over 30 years. For the last 9 years a part of my focus has been on the challenges boys face in the 21st Century, and the challenge churches face in keeping boys engaged. 70-90% of… Read More
The Self-Esteem Obesity Epidemic
My kids grew up in the era of the self-esteem movement: that era when, no matter what my kids did, good or bad, they were patted on the back or given an award simply for trying…or being…or showing up…It was/is… Read More