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Taking Back Evangelism

So, I inadvertently got involved in a Facebook fight! I never ever take the bait on those things because not only are they a waste of time, but they can degenerate into lots of unhealthy name calling and disunity. However, I ended up responding to a guy over the issue of evangelism. Long story short, […]

God’s Word

Yeah, I know. I haven’t been blogging a lot during COVID because I’ve been preaching more via Facebook Live/YouTube using up all my messages! But last night I got a bit fired up – as I always do – when it comes to the Bible and need to get some thoughts down on paper so […]

Resiliency

I haven’t blogged a lot during this COVID period because I’ve been doing so many online sermons that I thought it might be redundant. However, I’m having a grumpy-old-man moment this morning I feel the need to rant a bit. I want to talk about resiliency or the lack thereof within our Christian community. There […]

Ends and Means

In a previous life I was a political consultant. I was one of those operatives that ran political campaigns at the local, state and federal level, as well as state-wide ballot initiatives and whatever other work I could get. In the old days I was absolutely sold on the idea that the ends justified the […]

MLK vs BLM

Okay, so I’ll admit I’m using a little click bait here to get your attention. The headline MLK vs BLM may lead you to believe that I’m going to compare the movements; I’m really not – at least not in the expected way. No, instead I want to compare MLK and BLM through the lens […]

Forgiveness God Style

The other day I wrote a piece on the state of our union and how we as a nation have lost the ability to forgive. I want to take a deeper dive on this even though I’ve written on this previously and share what forgiveness really looks like in our current culture and how we […]

State of Our Union

I like to joke that everyone wants to be a Christian until it’s time to do Christian things. As with all jokes there is some truth behind this one. Let’s be honest, our country is a bit of a mess right now. Not that it hasn’t always been a bit of a mess – every […]

Christians on Social Media

So, there I was on Facebook reading everyone’s political, polemic, and posturing posts. I have SO much I’d like to say in response to some of these inane comments. But just as I was about to type some responses a flood of scriptures came to my mind and I basically switched pages and went to […]

Mark of the Beast??

Yesterday I wrote a blog about Christians wearing masks and the biblical reason to obey the government, respect others, and follow health guidelines. A friend of mine from church responded that I should take on the issue from the “other side.” What’s the other side? It’s the argument that we are in the beginning of […]

The Masked Christian

I knew it would happen. Walked into church today and ran into three people coming out of a Bible study, one with a mask and two without. Here in Oregon the Governor has mandated that masks must be worn in all public settings. The two without a mask were quick to address the fact that […]