Don’t Let The Devil Tell You How To Be A Christian – Part 2

If you haven’t yet, check out Part 1 of this series here. There’s a commercial that comes on the radio around every Valentine’s Day where I live. It’s the same year after year. There’s a voice-over guy that tells us that ‘if your wife or sweetie says that you don’t have to get them anything […]

The First Casualties In The Christian Church (and what we can learn from them)

But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy […]

American Jericho

The debate on abortion has started raging again with the new law in New York stoking the fires, as if Christians should ever remain silent on the issue. But ever since Roe vs Wade legalized the murdering of children decades ago, it seems that the popular, national Christian voice has always been about picketing, writing […]

Pray Really Hard

I was listening to the radio the other day, flipping through the channels and I paused for a moment on a call-in show. The woman talking to the host asked him what she could do about something going on in the national spotlight. After the host said that there was basically nothing to do, the […]

A Good Plan or God’s Plan

Years ago when I first got saved, I attended a small church of less than 100. We didn’t have a worship band. In fact, all we had was a CD player and a bunch of CDs for our worship. I had been born again for probably less than a year when the youth pastor gave […]

Is God Good?

If you asked a group of Christians this question, you quite possibly would get a variety of different answers. Most would say of course God is good. But then there would be some that have a little bit of doubt in their mind. They think, “well I am sure for the most part He’s good, […]

Should Led Zeppelin Lead Worship?

There was a question that was asked in one of the Facebook group’s I’m in, that I found quite important. The person in the group had this question: As I looked at some of the comments, which some were spot on, it seemed some thought that the question was not about how do you say […]

Stay Focused

 When I was a kid, I would play volleyball with my neighbor’s grandkids. My neighbor was an elderly woman and every now and then her grandkids would come over and we would play volleyball across the fence. The fence that separated our yards was the kind with the jagged spikes on the top. I’m not […]

Why George Clooney Won’t Get His Prayer Answered

Back in September, actor George Clooney published a short “prayer” in The Daily Beast. The prayer reads as follows: I pray that we can find more that unites us than divides us. I pray that our nation’s leaders want to do the same. I pray that young children like Tamir Rice can feel safe in […]

The Devil’s Haunted House

Haunted Houses are big at this time of year. People like to be scared. But there’s real fears out there that go beyond monsters and all the things associated with Halloween. There’s fear of failure, fear of the future, fear of classmates. The list can go on and on. These fears have their root in […]