This year in June my wife and I went on an Alaskan cruise. We had an opportunity to see areas that had not been touched by any humans other than the indigenous tribes who live there. We saw massive glaciers, Sea lions at play, Humpbacked whales and vast wilderness. We saw the beauty of the … Read more Christians and the environment: Enjoy and Take Care
I remember an instance when I was an associate minister. I was in my pastor’s study when a deacons came to talk to him. Over time the conversation drifted to politics and the deacon commented that there were no Republicans in the congregation. I found that odd, but considering where we were and due to … Read more THE IDOLATRY OF POLITICS
On July 15 2018 at 6:00 AM I was among four adult leaders who loaded up two vans with teenagers to drive to Dallas Texas for a mission trip. Prior to this mission trip I ask myself on several occasions what I was thinking when I made the decision to take our youth to inner … Read more WAS IT WORTH IT?
Where has civility within our discourse in the United States gone? I can remember how I use to sit on the front porch with my grandfather and one of his friends during the summer. One was a democrat and the other was a republican. The two men would have rousing political discussions. Sometimes they would … Read more Christian Civility
Immigration is a major topic in our society today. There are a wide spectrum of views on the issue of immigration, from those who believe that we should have totally open borders, to those who believe that we should shut down immigration altogether. There are good people all along the spectrum. I am not going … Read more Christians and Immigration
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able … Read more What are we willing to Sacrifice?
We live in very tense times when it comes to the issue of race. In the land several years we have had many high-profile confrontations that were sparked due to racial tensions. In August 2014 Ferguson Missouri was set ablaze following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. In April 2015 … Read more The Bible, Christianity, Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
When you look in a mirror what do you see? Do you see all of you sins; your shortcomings? Do you see a person who has been a disappointment to family and friends? Do you see a failure? I do not know what you see, but I can tell you what God sees. God sees … Read more His Love Endures
It is extremely important that church leaders empower the people within the church to use their gifts. In order to do this, the church leaders have to model what they want other to do. The church leaders must use their gifts, and they must be secure and confident in their positions as leaders. Time after … Read more Leadership: Be willing to learn and empower others to use their gifts
Years ago I read an article titled Be a Faithful Lighthouse Keeper. The article talked about the Pharos Lighthouse in Alexandria. Built between 280 and 247 BC it was estimated to be 100 meters tall. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, for many centuries it was one of the tallest … Read more Are You A Faithful Lighthouse Keeper