Tag Archives: Love your enemies

Race in America – Fighting the Wrong Fight

Driving back to Salem from Portland the other day I had an interesting thought pop into my head. “We’re fighting the wrong fight.” Like most middle-aged white guys, I don’t really like talking about race in America. It’s not that I don’t have lots of thoughts on the subject – I do. But in this […]

An Open Letter to Kathy Griffin

Dear Ms. Griffin, First and foremost, know that I, like many of my Christian brothers and sisters, am praying for you. I understand you do not believe in God, but He believes in you! You may not want our prayers, but believe me, you need them. I get that you are a shock comedian. You’ve […]

Don’t Fall for It

I was reading a blog the other day and the writer was talking about the level of discourse in our nation today. His conclusion was that we don’t really have a divide over politics, rather we have a much more serious problem. The writer said that Americans have gotten to a place where they just […]

Christians: Stop Taking Offense

Let me start today by asking you a question: Is it okay for Christians to be offended? This is a little trickier question than it seems on the surface. On the one hand, we’d say, “Sure, we can have righteous indignation or holy discontent about a lot of things!” On the other hand, however, when […]

Being a Romans 12 Christian

I started teaching Romans 12 last night in our Wednesday Night Bible Study class. I’m using a 10-part series by Chip Ingram that is just outstanding. I love Romans 12 and I wanted to take a couple of minutes today to just focus on the first two verses today that could literally change your life! […]

Regardless of Performance

Lisa and I were lucky enough to be asked to do two workshops last weekend at the Cannon Beach Christian Center for the Branches of Valor Spring Conference. Branches of Valor is a group dedicated to helping active duty service member, veterans, and their families recover from the trauma of war, deployment, and reintegration. One […]

Holy Discontent

We just completed a study called Weird by Craig Groeschel in our adult Sunday school. I really enjoy Groeschel’s stuff – he’s honest and to the point. Weird was a six-part series challenging Christians to live a life that most people would consider weird. As Christians we are to love our enemies, pray for those […]