June 10, 2022

Six Myths About Suffering

One of the most unsettling questions people ask during times of suffering is, “Why do the righteous suffer and the unrighteous seem to prosper (Psalm 73: 3-10)?”  How we answer that question can spell the difference between victory or defeat during trying times. It is a fact that suffering can destroy you or it […]
March 11, 2022

Is it OK To Pray God’s Judgment on Evil People?

There is a reason why most of us feel rage when we see what an evil dictator is doing to innocent people. God has created us in such a way that when we see horrific injustice, everything in us says, THIS IS WRONG. But does that make it OK to call down curses on […]
June 9, 2021


Eric Hoffer, author of “The True Believer,” once said that “The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.” What is worse than not believing in God? Perhaps worse than not believing in God is believing that God exists […]
August 24, 2020

These Controversies will kill you

In this third part of the series on controversies, we will explore the dark side of controversies. While some controversies are worth having, others can prove fatal to our hearts, minds, and spirits. They can distract us, drain us, and leave us in a foul mood. They can sap our spiritual strength and leave […]
July 28, 2020

Six Types of Controversies We Should Avoid

Controversies are embedded in our nature. The minute God created Eve to be with Adam, the potential for disagreements was born, and with it, the fixing of blame.  This can be seen in Adam’s accusatory words at God when God confronted him about eating the forbidden fruit, “The woman YOU gave me (Gen. 3:12)” […]
July 13, 2020

Remaining Steady In An Age of Rage Part 1

An Age of Rage We live in a season of rage and controversy. Every time you turn around, someone is outraged about something. From Twitter comments that spark a firestorm to Facebook rants written in all capital letters, rage seems to be in our nature. In addition, some people seem to take on a […]
June 23, 2020

Becoming a Spiritual Father-Mother  

Spiritual Parenting Just having celebrated Father’s Day, it seemed appropriate to talk about what it means to be a spiritual Mother – Father. It appears that the art of mentoring has been all but lost in modern Western culture. The days of being someone’s apprentice are few and far between and have all but […]
June 19, 2020

Is the World Hijacking Your Story?

Who Is Telling Your Story? In this day of pandemics and racial unrest, we are drowning in an ocean of narratives that confuse, anger and cause fear. The world is filled with so many conflicting stories that we can be left overwhelmed and depressed. With the help of the internet, fact, fiction, and outright […]
December 24, 2018

A God We Can Touch

1 John 1:1 (NRSV) 1 We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life. Touching is Believing Why do people like going to the ballgame and sitting as […]