Christ Centered · Cross-Centered · Gospel Centered · Practical · Preaching · Sermon

What Makes a Great Sermon?

I have heard thousands and preached hundreds of sermons in my life. Recently, I joked about the fact that I think I preached a great sermon, and it fell flat. Then the next sermon I thought was flat, received a great reaction. A friend asked me, “What really makes a good sermon?” This is not… Continue reading What Makes a Great Sermon?

Abortion · Bible Study · Christians · Church · Doctrine · Following God · Government · Laziness · Political Theory · Politics · Relevance

Irrelevant Church or Political Church

Complaints to me regarding church fall into two categories, which contradict each other and are usually proposed by the same people.  First, people say they don’t go to church or believe in God because it is not relevant to their lives. Second, they don’t want to hear “politics” talked about in church. My contention would… Continue reading Irrelevant Church or Political Church

Bible Study · Controversy · Fear · Fear of God · Jesus

Christians And Conspiracies

You would think that living in today’s information age would mean no one would have to worry about conspiracies. All truths would easily be seen with everything videoed, audio recorded, and so many facts accessible. We all know this is far from the truth. In fact, it appears that conspiracies run more rampant today than… Continue reading Christians And Conspiracies

Christians · Family · Husband · Marriage · Spouse · Wife

Why Godly Men Leading in Marriage Does Not Devalue Women

Many skeptics attempt to dismantle the Bible or God in a variety of ways. One common attack is that Christianity devalues women. If we are honest with Scripture, this is not true. Often these attacks come from those who do not understand or haven’t taken time to look into Scripture as a whole. Let’s consider… Continue reading Why Godly Men Leading in Marriage Does Not Devalue Women

Love · Nice · Speak · Truth

Being Nice is Not the 11th Commandment

A pervasive idea today is that being nice equals being Christian. It is used as a bludgeoning stick in today’s area of debate to attempt to control people in their thoughts, actions, and words. In some circles, even religious ones, being nice has become the 11th commandment. But if we look to Scripture, is it… Continue reading Being Nice is Not the 11th Commandment

Church Life · Imago Dei · Securlarism · Spiritual Growth

You’re a Person and a Project

There is a phrase being thrown around like a rag doll in Christian circles: “I’m a person not a project.” The phrase is accusatory at best, and misleading at worse. It is a pendulum swing in the idea of Christian discipleship, and we need to carefully dissect it. We should continually seek what God wants… Continue reading You’re a Person and a Project

False Prophets · Prophecy · Revelation · Uncategorized

Identify and Reject False Prophets

One of the many abuses of current theology regards false prophets. This is nothing new, but with the era of the internet, you can easily find false prophecies in every corner of the world wide web. Christians must be able to identify false prophets, understand the consequence of false prophecy, how God feels about false… Continue reading Identify and Reject False Prophets

Blue Collar · Dad · Jesus · Job

In Praise of Dads in the Labor Force

In our current culture, there seems to be a lack of respect for dads working in the labor force. These blue-collar fathers get up and grind it out every day. You know the guys working in a garage, construction, or some other hands-on job.  This is, in part, because we have elevated white-collar and/or technological… Continue reading In Praise of Dads in the Labor Force

Bible Study · Cross Reference

The Whole Counsel of God, Bible Study Part IV

This series is aimed at helping you study the Bible. Parts I-III cover: how to read the passage, how to study the context of the passage, and how to understand the meaning of the words of the passage. Step four will look at the whole counsel of God. In Acts 20:27 the apostle Paul speaks… Continue reading The Whole Counsel of God, Bible Study Part IV

Children · Mother · Prayer · Proverbs

Praise for Boring, Faithful Moms

Let me start out by saying I’m not a mom, so my deficiency starts there. But I have three advantages that would allow me to write such an article. First, this might surprise you, but I have a mom. I’ve observed her my whole life and how she functions, loves others, and how she has… Continue reading Praise for Boring, Faithful Moms