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Shootings

Like most Americans, I have been thinking about the recent mass shootings in Gilroy, CA; El Paso, TX; and Dayton, OH. As I listen to the reports and politicians point the finger at each other, I have been struck that nobody really gets what’s going on here even in the Christian community. Let me state […]

Someone Ought to Do Something!

Have you ever been watching the news or reading social media and thought, “Someone ought to do something about that!” If you’re like me, it happens often because there is so much out there that ought to be fix! This may surprise you, but from God’s perspective you are the one who is supposed to […]

Why Attend Church?

I attend a small church in a medium-sized town. We have two services, a contemporary service with more modern music and a traditional service with the standard hymns. Isn’t funny how we categorize our services based solely on the music that is played? Lisa and I attend the contemporary service. I actually love the hymns […]

More Christian Than Christians

Recently someone made a comment that I’ve heard a lot over the years and in fact I used to say as well. We were talking about Christianity and the person remarked that such-n-such an act was “more Christian than Christians.” I completely get the sentiment but there is no such thing as a non-Christian being […]

What’s the Deal with Sex?

Abortion, homosexuality, rape, incest, sex trafficking, prostitution, sexual violence against women, pedophilia, adultery, pornography, objectification of women, HIV/Aids, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), pre-marital sex, adolescent and teen sexual activity. Quite a list, huh? Of all the things wrong with fallen man in this fallen world our fascination with and perversion of sex seems to me […]

Tom’s Life Lessons

There are a number of life lessons I’ve learned during the past five decades that I plan to share with the people I mentor but thought I would pass along to you as well. Take the good and throw out the ones that don’t fit your circumstances. These are listed in no particular order. ·         […]

Sitting on God’s Throne

I have found myself preaching a lot about Christians rebelling against God lately. I feel a strong holy discontent about what I see in our culture and how the Christian body isn’t holding to God’s truth or the doctrines clearly laid out by Paul in his letters. I want to take a moment this morning […]