The Blessing in Associations

You can do good work on your own, but for great work, you need a team. Continuing the conversation on the importance and impact of associations. Some Sunday thoughts.

The Danger of Associations

One of the youth pastors at my church used to say, “You are who you run with.” A succinct way of warning against the dangers of associations. Who are we running with? Some Sunday thoughts.

When Hope is Deferred

There is a Proverb which states “hope deferred makes the heart sick.” (Proverbs 13 12) This exactly describes the situation of Afghan refugees Some Sunday thoughts on the two year anniversary of the NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The Problem with Christian Nihilism

There is a lot of discussion today about the dangers of Christian nationalism. But I think the real problem is Christian nihilism. What is it? Some Sunday thoughts.

Does anyone want what you have?

The Great Commission is to “go and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:18-20). This is a foundational belief of the evangelical church. We are to spread the Good News. But what if someone doesn’t want to hear your “Good News” or what you think they should have? Is the problem with them? Some Sunday thoughts.

A Warning: God Shows No Partiality

It is written in Deuteronomy 10:17, ““For the LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God, who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed.” So why do so many Christians act like he does? Some Sunday thoughts.

How to Tell a Story

How do you tell a story? We all tell stories, whether it is giving a persuasive speech, wooing a new client, launching an ad campaign, or writing an actual fictional account. It is a part of the human experience, but just like so many things that are common such as interacting with other human beings in a courteous way, learning to fold clothes properly, and how to feed oneself beyond grabbing the nearest junk food, it needs to be taught.

Hoping in the Lord

Sometimes we read passages in the Bible and simply gloss over the words. What did the words really mean to the writer and what do they mean to you when you’re looking for hope. Sunday thoughts on Psalm 31.

Is it “peace” or cowardice?

There is a lot of wrong done, and very little of it is hidden. Often it is brazen and out in the open. So why does it continue? Because very few people are willing to say or do something about it. It is far more comfortable to be a coward.

The Destruction of Detachment

What happens when we just don’t care? Much of the situation in Afghanistan can be explained by the detachment of those who should care.

Hope is not delusion

When you’re hard situation, you have to have hope to make it through. But hope is not delusion. How do we know when our hope is reasonable. Some Sunday thoughts.