Guest Blogger · Marriage · Prayer · Spouse

Praying with Your Spouse by Fred Jacoby

Every once in awhile I take a week to point you to other voices who speak truth. One of the ways I do this is by featuring a guest blogger. I’ve known Fred Jacoby for several years. He has been a great friend and mentor, and I have enjoyed his ministry – Foundations Christian Counseling… Continue reading Praying with Your Spouse by Fred Jacoby

Church Life · Decorating · Music · The Tabernacle · Worship · Worship Arts

Worship, Arts and the Tabernacle

One debate  which rages on within denominational Christianity is what worship in the church should look like. How we dress, what instruments we use, what our buildings look like, and how we present the truth. The way things look, smell, and sound are different in every church. Some churches may seem (what some would consider)… Continue reading Worship, Arts and the Tabernacle

Encouragement · Pain · Proverbs · Suffering

What Not to Say to Those Suffering

My friend, Jeremy Yeckley, famously once said, “What unites us as humanity is suffering.” He said that about seven years ago, and I won’t forget the moment he said it to the group he was speaking to. It has resonated with me since then. We all deal with suffering. Which also means that we all… Continue reading What Not to Say to Those Suffering

Complacency · Content · Identity in Christ · In Christ · Work

Contentment Versus Complacency

Society is really a funny thing. We seem to be  divided on everything. Even our thought processes of how we run our personal lives seems to be at extremes. For example: you have people who are driven who don’t seem to stop. They are workaholics, or busyness addicts, constantly running their children from here to… Continue reading Contentment Versus Complacency

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