Church Life

God Has A Dream

The occasion of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday should be a time of reflection for each of us when it comes to the relationships between the races in our culture. As a white, middle-class, suburban pastor who most recently served a largely white, middle class, suburban church, I have to admit that I have blindspots [...]

By |2020-01-20T12:22:28-08:00January 15th, 2018|Church Life, Culture, Racism|Comments Off on God Has A Dream

Why Doesn’t God Protect His Own?

  Lead us to a place Guide us with your grace To a place where we’ll be safe “The Prayer”   A natural question to ask in the aftermath of an unspeakable horror such as the massacre at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, is: Why did God allow this to happen to [...]

By |2017-11-07T12:01:43-08:00November 7th, 2017|Church Life, Culture|1 Comment

There IS A Case For Christ

A man, his wife, and mother-in-law went on vacation to Jerusalem.  While they were there, the mother-in-law passed away.  An undertaker told them, “You can have her shipped home for $5,000, or you can bury her here in the Holy Land for $150.”  The man thought about it and told the undertaker he would just have [...]

By |2017-05-20T18:37:08-07:00April 15th, 2017|Apologetics, Arts, Church Life|Comments Off on There IS A Case For Christ

Where Is This Hatred Coming From?

About an hour ago - as the pen flies - violent protesters at the University of California-Berkeley managed to force the cancellation of a speech by the controversial conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos. A similar protest and ensuing cancellation occurred a month ago at UC-Davis, though interim chancellor Ralph Hexter later expressed regret for the university's [...]

By |2017-05-20T18:37:08-07:00February 1st, 2017|Church Life, Culture, Politics|1 Comment