The Miracle of Transformation

For a brief moment, James stopped and stared at the miracle, transfixed by a reverence that seemed to have materialized in his heart out of nothingness. He was late for his next appointment, but he wasn’t in a hurry. Or, at least not in such a hurry that he didn’t have time for admiring a […]

5 Tools For Fighting Sin & 50 Ways To Use Them

Fighting Sin Admit it: you’re a sinner. So am I. In fact, the Bible says that we’re all sinners. That’s why we need Jesus. Because we can’t seem to get out of our own way when it comes to sin. We’re like the dog in Proverbs, repeatedly sticking our noses back into the putrid results […]

Eschatology And Evangelism: Closer Than You Think

Ok, your first thought at seeing that title might be, “what is eschatology?” Basically, it’s just a fancy Christian word for “the study of the end times.” And, confession time, for most of my Christian life, I hated eschatology. As a pastor, I feel bad for saying that. Maybe I should rather say that I […]

Stop Treating Church Like The Olympics!

Ahh, the Olympics! That great quadrennial celebration of dedication, fortitude, drama, and patriotism! I love the Olympics. Unfortunately, I have not had much time to watch them this year. I did, however, get to have a conversation last night, though, that got me all caught up on what’s been going on. But it also got […]