What is the motivation behind the building of the NYC Mosque? The Apostle Paul said of our Christian freedom in Jesus, "All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything. (1 Corinthians 6:12)" Why would our President get involved in this clearly religious matter by stating their lawful right to do so? It may be lawful, but is [...]
We've all heard the phrase "tough love", maybe even experienced it in our adolescence as we clumsily navigated through some rebellious patch of our life growing up. Hopefully you are not still stuck there. It can be painful both as a parent and a recipient of tough love. I however, have been experiencing tough love of a different nature lately and this morning took a moment to meditate on it. What I'm dealing with is [...]
This entry from my friend Robbie made me think. Are we collectors of God's Word or consumers of God's Word. I hope we are all consuming God's Word and meditating on it daily. So, here's the poll for the day. How many Bibles do you own? Leave your comment with how many.
If you remember learning about icebergs in Elementary or Middle School you know that what you see sticking out of the water is only a small fraction of the whole thing. Over the last 2 years I have walked through a major change in ministry. God began some things in the church I serve that have caused me to take a fresh and new look at my faith, my theology, my walk, and my views [...]
I read an article this morning that made me think about the many trips I've taken with my family. When we pack the car to go to Grandmom and Pop's house for Christmas with a family of five, packing becomes an art form if not an engineering miracle. If you ask my wife, I am the worst at taking less. If you have flown lately you understand the value of less is more. Less baggage [...]