Celebrate · Church Life · Pain · Worship

Worshiping Together from Different Sides of the Church

We hear a lot of talk about how churches should be diverse. How Jesus breaks down the barriers of ethnicity, age, economic status, and academic knowledge. All these things are true, but I think there’s one place we forget to look for diversity within our church service. We come to the church from different places.… Continue reading Worshiping Together from Different Sides of the Church

Thankfullness

The Big 100

I would like to thank all of my readers for supporting me through this journey. Writing was a dream of mine years ago, and I never thought it would have been this successful so far. This is my 100th article. Instead of trying to come up with something in commemoration,  I just wanted to thank… Continue reading The Big 100

Guest Blogger

Why Do I Love God? by Dan Nichols

From time to time I highlight other bloggers, pastors, Christians, and other ministries. Dan Nichols and I have been friends for years and are both pastors in the same church planning organization. He is currently a pastor at Restored Church in Wilkes Barre Pa. Our group of churches has been committed to and continues to… Continue reading Why Do I Love God? by Dan Nichols

Charity · Justice · Love

Charity Triumphs Over Justice

In my blog  Defending Justice From the Social Warriors  I defined  justice. My base and simple definition: justice is people being able to own themselves and their possessions. In a follow-up article, Jesus Discusses Justice , I wrote how I believe Jesus taught this same definition of justice. The question automatically follows from those who do… Continue reading Charity Triumphs Over Justice

Bible Study · Church · Classical Education · Preaching · Uncategorized · Worship

How Classical Education Changed My Preaching or “Let’s Define our Terms”

You may not be aware that my wife and I currently homeschool. Now, we are not one of “those” families whose children don’t see the light of day until they turn 18. Our kids also are involved in dance, library programs, and other community activities. I want to give a short disclaimer here. Let me… Continue reading How Classical Education Changed My Preaching or “Let’s Define our Terms”

Anger · Cross-Centered · Forgiveness · Fruit of the Spirit · Jesus-Centered · Root Sins

Root Sins:Part II Pulling and Replacing Root Sins

In a previous article we talked about root sins. We addressed the three root sins: lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life. These sins were identified with Eve in the garden. Satan later used these root sins to tempt Jesus. Then John, in John 2:16 reaffirms these three root sins.… Continue reading Root Sins:Part II Pulling and Replacing Root Sins

Anger · Lust of the Eyes · Lust of the Flesh · Pride of Life · Root Sins

Root Sins: Part I Identifying Root Sins

For years I have had this nasty bush on the side of my house. It probably isn’t a bush, but it’s not a tree, whatever it is, it is nasty. I have chopped the thing down about every other year, and it always comes back. I’ve even got a little below the dirt, and all… Continue reading Root Sins: Part I Identifying Root Sins

Church Life · Communion · Cornerstone · Men's Ministry · Spiritual Growth · Top Topics · Womens Ministry

10 Ways to Spiritually Grow at Your Church

There are many people who can grow spiritually at their church. The problem many people have is not a lack of opportunities to grow, but they are not taking advantage of those opportunities. I am going to list some ways to spiritually grow at our church. If you are reading this, and attending another church,… Continue reading 10 Ways to Spiritually Grow at Your Church

Atheist · Books · Evolution

4 Questions for Atheistic Evolutionists

My secularistic, atheistic, evolutionary friends are always questioning and grilling me about Creation. I am alright with this . That being said, I’d like to turn the tables for a week. Here are four questions I have for atheists. Things that I believe the burden of proof is on an atheistic secular evolutionist. I am not… Continue reading 4 Questions for Atheistic Evolutionists

Controversy · Decisions · Disagree · Gray Areas · Romans 14 · Wisdom

Gray Areas and Disagreements in the Christian Life PART III Who are the Weak Christians?

This is a multi-week series about gray areas and disagreements in the Christian life. In Part One  we discussed the fact that there are gray areas in the Christian life, and at times Christians have different views and both can be right. In Part Two, we discussed how Christians should be making decisions about gray areas.… Continue reading Gray Areas and Disagreements in the Christian Life PART III Who are the Weak Christians?