May 3, 2011

Have You Transitioned Or Just Changed?

Life is relentlessly changing. What I am sharing was born out of a conversation I had with a friend. He said, “Many people change, but never transition”. He went on to suggest that this can be the reason why so many people experience frustration in their lives. Change, though unsettling, is vital in order […]
April 26, 2011

See You on the Other Side!

Recently my wife and I had the greatest pleasure in conducting a remarriage for two people who had each come out of difficult circumstances.  Although I do not do remarriages lightly, in this case it was a no brainer – for in coming together, healing and closure occurred after many protracted years of hope […]
April 19, 2011

Heaven the Ultimate Recycling

Behold, I am making all things new. Revelation 21:5 (ESV) D.L Moody once said Soon you will read in the newspaper that I am dead. Don’t believe it for a moment. I will be more alive than ever before. Moody was looking forward to a new greater reality. Heaven is a reminder that the […]
April 12, 2011

Do You Believe in Hell?

Lately this question has permeated out culture because of a new popular book creating more questions than it does answers. The belief in hell is a foundational truth in Christianity. Jerry Walls, in his book The Logic of Hell, says, “The doctrine of hell is disappearing from Christian beliefs . . . It’s not […]
April 5, 2011

Salvation Goes Beyond Just Sin

I have heard a lot through the years about accepting Jesus as savior but not as Lord. This never made sense to me as I always had the unspoken conviction that when you give your life to Christ, you get the whole package or nothing. Then I came across Dietrich Bonheoffer’s “The Cost of […]
March 29, 2011

Living Life From Inside Your Head

Do you live your life from inside your head?   You might remember the brief 1990’s sitcom “Hermans Head”. It followed the life of Research Assistant Herman Brooks who worked in the fact-checking department of a major magazine publisher. All of his decisions and actions are acted out in his head with a cast […]
March 22, 2011

Commitment is Not for a Select Few

Dietrich Bonheoffer once blamed the shallow Christianity he saw in the world on the philosophy of monks.  He accused these monastic orders of inadvertently creating a mindset that living a holy life of commitment to God was a special calling for a select few. Most people would look at the commitment to Christ lived […]
March 15, 2011

Dangerous Christianity

Kierkegaard once warned of the danger Christians face when they stop being in tension with the popular mentality.  There has been such an exciting evolution of methods for church growth, evangelism, and discipleship.    I have tried my hand at quite a few – some with great success, and some not so great.  It all […]
March 8, 2011

The Narrow Way

One of the things that gave weight to the authenticity of Christianity is the fact that its followers were persecuted. The martyrs who marched to their deaths in arenas and burning stakes never died for anything that was vague or iffy. They knew what they were giving their lives for. However much of the […]