The Lost Discipline of Correction

Recently, I have been writing a lot about unity in the Church. Something I haven't really written about yet are the spiritual, intellectual, and emotional skills necessary to pursue unity. This article is my first attempt. I'll dive into this much deeper in my coming book. In the meantime allow me to ask a simple ...

Unity: The Inconvenient Necessity

John 17, Jesus prayed that we would be one, as He and the Father are one. I've heard a lot of sermons on this passage and many of them have been great. A key focus of these many sermons has been the issue of denominational unity. Christ isn't divided, as the Apostle Paul tells the ...

Pro-Life vs Anti-Abortion

In my last article, Why I've Spent the Past Decade Fighting to End Abortion, I told a bit of the story behind my longing to see the ending of abortion in America. The undoing of this atrocity called abortion is a catalyst for something that goes far beyond a changed law. In fact, it is a matter ...

Why I’ve Spent the Past Decade Fighting to End Abortion

Hi Friends, It has been a while since I have written a public post about abortion. As with most subjects, I have decided to be much more careful and selective about what I say in the echo chamber of social media. There is a time to be silent and a time to speak, and I ...

Worship Expressing Ethnic Deliverance

Hi Friends, This morning I was listening to a reggae worship band while getting my store setup for the workday. There are many forms of worship God delights in. Some are related to musical expression and others related to our lifestyle and what we do in our labors. Personally, I get a lot of joy ...

Returning to Simplicity

Hi Friends, Did you know that the Christian life is simple? There is purity and freedom in a simple devotion to Jesus. Many aspects of life can be very difficult. Being a parent is challenging. We've all had many difficult days at work. Even the most intellectual people are challenged by the perplexing issues that ...

Barrabas, Nationalism, and the Woman Caught in Adultery

If you believe you're superior to someone else, can you truly love them? The goal of today's article is to establish the idea that nationalism is poisonous to the Gospel witness. Before I get started, here is my clarifying statement: "Nationalism is different from patriotism." Nationalism believes that one's own country, nation, and/or culture is superior to ...

A New (Old) Direction

Hi Friends, I am taking a new (old) direction in writing. I have spent the past year and a half on hiatus, focusing on work and family. This time away has taught me new things and has also revealed some of the areas where I have lost focus. I welcome you back to my blog, ...

Compassion in a Divisive Culture

Compassion is vital to restoration of the cultural, religious, and political divides of our day. I believe compassion is motivated by justice, mercy, and humility. Compassion is important in every day life regardless our circumstances. However, the tension existing due to this election season's trash-talking and 'us vs them' burns down bridges at a pace I have ...

2 Tips for the Political Christian in 2016

For those of you involved in our election process... "Do all things without complaining and disputing,  that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world..." -Philippians 4:14-15 NKJV Hi friends, I have a few words ...