What If You Really Believed God Is With You?

What if you really believed God is with you?  What couldn't you do? What would you fear to attempt for His glory? Called, But Not Courageous I'm an admitted dreamer. An idealist.  I have a million ideas for how to make the world a better place, and I'm even convinced a few of them will … Continue reading What If You Really Believed God Is With You?

What Are You Getting Good At? Part 2- Getting Practical

My last post discussed the fact that we're all getting good at something.  The only question is, "Are you doing it on purpose?"  We get better at whatever we spend our time doing.  The problem is most of us spend valuable time in activities that don't move us any closer to our goals. So the … Continue reading What Are You Getting Good At? Part 2- Getting Practical

The “R” Word: The Use and Misuse of the Term “Racist”

You might call it dropping the "R" bomb.  But no matter what you label it, few words in our culture cause as much controversy as the "R" word: Racist. I talk and write about race-related matters a lot--mostly in regard to the Gospel and the church in America (for example, here, here, and here).  I've … Continue reading The “R” Word: The Use and Misuse of the Term “Racist”

Public School vs. Homeschool: What’s a Christian to Do?

I wish someone had posted a sign somewhere, "If You're an Advocate of Public Education Reform and Run in Conservative Christian Circles: Beware!"  When my family and I relocated to attend seminary we were prepared for meeting new people, the rigors of graduate study, and the inevitable stresses of re-location.  My wife and I, both … Continue reading Public School vs. Homeschool: What’s a Christian to Do?

Marriage is a Calling, Too

Marriage often comes second to public ministry in the life of a Christian.  But God's pattern for marriage demands greater attention to this sacred institution. My wife and I recently clashed about how much time I spend doing ministry-related stuff instead of spending time with her at home.  Staff meetings, small groups, Sunday morning worship, … Continue reading Marriage is a Calling, Too