Speaking in Pictures

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” English Proverb That statement is surely one of the most popular cliches in our modern culture. And that’s because it’s true. We human beings do not begin our lives thinking in words; we start by thinking in pictures. For some, this pictorial processing is gradually diminished as ourContinue reading “Speaking in Pictures”

According To Plan: How Jesus Fulfills God’s Incredible Promise

“It doesn’t take long for everything to go wrong.” You could be forgiven if that is your initial thought when reading the Bible starting in Genesis. It is a thousand-page book, and everything is broken by page three. It was off to such a good start, too. Genesis 1: God creates everything, and everything isContinue reading “According To Plan: How Jesus Fulfills God’s Incredible Promise”

American Christian: Are You More Concerned with Your Border Wall than with Your Brother?

There’s been a great deal of hoopla on the interwebs regarding the prospective border wall between America and Mexico. All-caps cries have floated through cyber-space (“RAPISTS,” “BIGOTS,” & “HITLER” being among the most popular) from parties on each side of the issue. My electronic friends (at least those that the gatekeepers at Facebook deem worthyContinue reading “American Christian: Are You More Concerned with Your Border Wall than with Your Brother?”

Evangelism Shouldn’t Be Hard: It’s Just Telling People Good News

Evangelism. The mere word seems to send otherwise mature Christians running for the hills. Potluck. “You know I’m in.” Worship. “I hope we sing 10,000 Reasons again.” But, “evangelism?” “Uh, I’ve got something else going on.” What is it about this word? “Evangelism” is a Christianese word, but it shouldn’t be scary. When the NewContinue reading “Evangelism Shouldn’t Be Hard: It’s Just Telling People Good News”

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 resultsContinue reading “5 Tools For Fighting Sin & 50 Ways To Use Them”

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 IContinue reading “Eschatology And Evangelism: Closer Than You Think”

Checking Up On Your New Year’s Resolutions

How are those New Year’s resolutions going? If you’re like most people, they didn’t last long. Most people fail in their resolutions. So, don’t feel too bad. After all, you can save paper by just making the same resolutions next year! My dad shared a quote with me recently that I think he found onContinue reading “Checking Up On Your New Year’s Resolutions”

Waiting For God’s Man

“It doesn’t take long for everything to go wrong.” You could be forgiven if that is your initial thought when reading the Bible and starting in Genesis. It is a thousand-page book and everything is broken by page three. It was off to such a good start, too. Genesis 1: God creates everything and everythingContinue reading “Waiting For God’s Man”

Getting Jesus Right: The Key To Everything

I want to tell you a story of a man who was crucified. He was crucified some time in the first century A.D. He was probably in his late twenty’s when he died. He was most likely a convicted political agitator: he was somebody Rome saw as a threat and so they crucified him forContinue reading “Getting Jesus Right: The Key To Everything”