Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

The Sword of Truth

The famous martial artist Bruce Lee once said, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Bruce Lee was a very wise man. I was preaching at the United Gospel Mission’s Restoration House last night when the Holy Spirit connected […]

This Miserable World

My wife introduced me to a book by Thomas a Kempis called “The Imitation of Christ.” I am sure many of you know this classic, but I read it for the first time a few months ago. It is one of those books where you read one sentence and have to think about it for […]

Evil on Display

I was having breakfast today with my pastor and another buddy from church. We were talking about Dedrick Bonhoeffer and the stand he took against Adolf Hitler and the Nazi’s during WWII. As a pastor, Bonhoeffer chose to actively opposed Hitler and was implicated in the plot to assassinate Hitler. We were discussing the Christian […]

I’m an Intolerant Christian

One of the critiques about Christianity is that it’s intolerant. Jesus tells us in the Bible that the only way to God the Father is through him (John 14:6), meaning all the other ways people use to try to get to God are wrong. Thus every other religion is wrong and those in the Christian […]

The Problem with Duggar

The other night at our church council meeting our pastor asked us to describe what we felt about Josh Duggar being outed on the Ashley Madison adultery website. Duggar is that guy from that reality TV show 19 Kids and Counting that focuses on the Duggar family, a seemingly devout Christian group of people. Before […]

Sanity Check!

A friend of mine recently asked me a question that many writers in the more fundamentalist Christian circle have been discussing for weeks: Are we at the end of times. Here’s my answer: I don’t know. In fact, I’ve never spent too much time thinking about when the end of times will be, because Jesus […]

Christians in a Post-Christian America

I spend considerable time staying up on current events, reading news and blogs, and generally trying to figure out where our country is headed. My wife is probably right that I spend too much time doing it because I can get pretty wrapped up in it. Last week the reputable Pew Research Center published a […]

Follow Series

I just finished teaching Andy Stanley’s Follow Series in our adult Sunday school at church. The eight-week course was mind blowing, because Andy completely changes the way we should think about asking people to follow Jesus. As Andy explains, the traditional church model is “Change and then join us.” But that’s not how Jesus did […]

Lost Blessings

As a writer, I have all sorts of ideas about what I want to discuss and there’s been this one idea floating around my head for a while that honestly has given me pause to put on paper. Sometimes I test my ideas out on a Bible study class I facilitate to see if it […]

Of All the Sinners I am the Worst

I’ve been away from the blog for a little while because I’ve just been super busy with a number of projects. But during the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about a couple of verses from Paul that I’ve finally figured out for my own life – and perhaps yours. In Romans 7, Paul admits […]