Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why Go to Church

According to some statistics from 2010, about 247 million Americans identify themselves as Christians, which according to another statistic is roughly 73-76 percent of all Americans. So why is it that only 41 percent of those who claim Christ as their Lord and Savior actually attend church? I actually know a little about this having […]

The Faith Healing Problem

I recently read a news account of a Philadelphia couple who lost a second child because they relied on prayer instead of bringing the child to the doctor for care. In 2009, Herbert and Catherine Schaible was told their toddler was infected with bacterial pneumonia. Members of a fundamentalist Christian church, the couple relied on […]

New Video Trailer for Book

Looks like the video trailer for my book is done! Take a look and let me know what you think!  

How to Respond to Those Who Reject God

A colleague of mine at work has been really sick. While she was at the hospital, I asked another colleague to take her the devotional, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. It’s a very uplifting and encouraging daily devotional I thought might brighten her spirits. However, I didn’t actually know if she was a believer or […]

The Problem with Good People

At church today, my Pastor, Bret Truax at Calvary Baptist in Salem, OR, was preaching on baptism. Three kids from the church got baptized this morning, and the pastor used the occasion to remind the congregation about the origins and meaning of baptism in our faith. But it wasn’t a comment about baptism that caught […]

When You Lose Trust in God

This may sound weird, but I always cringe a little when people say, “Just give it up to God,” or “Let go and let God.” I get what they’re saying and at the 40,000 foot view it’s exactly right. But when people are in crisis, letting go and giving the pain up to God just […]

Bear With One Another

Colossians 3:13 tells us to, “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” I think I’ve come to the conclusion that this may be the hardest thing for people to do! I spent a great deal of time these past […]

Mid-Week Encouragement

If your week’s been anything like mine, you could use a little encourgement today! It’s certainly been one of those weeks in my world. So when that happens, we need to keep our eye on how much God loves us and how He sees us not on how things are going for us in a worldly […]

Boston Marathon

Like the rest of you, I sit here in prayer for those lost and injured today at the Boston Marathon. The news is calling it a terrorist attack, which at this point seems accurate. But as Christians, we should be prepared for one of the hardest questions we have to face when these types of […]

Best Sermon Ever Under Two Minutes!

Great sermon in under two minutes!