Be On Guard!

When it comes to expensive pieces of property or ground it’s easy to think of places like Park Avenue in New York City, mansions in California or Buckingham Palace in London. Maybe you consider the little plot of land your home is on as invaluable, possibly to you more valuable than those mentioned. Then there…

How wide is your plate?

Heath Whitmore is someone I had the pleasure of meeting when I duck hunted in Arkansas. He is a local farmer and hunter but more importantly a brother in Christ. He does an email to a group of men called the “Band of Brothers.”  They meet and share the Word of God and he emails […]

Are You The Rich Young Man?

If you have spent any amount of time in church, whether Sundayschool, Bible school, worship service, prayer meeting, small group, big group, church camp, dinner on the ground, committee meetings, committee on committee meetings, you get the idea, you have probably heard the story about the Rich Young Man and his encounter with Jesus. We all…

What is Grace to you?

“Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.” Augustine. I have heard David Platt say that there is no sufficient human explanation of the Godhead; the Father, Son and Spirit are one, yet are three distinctively different persons. No matter how ingenious we might think the description is, it falls short. After…

Sanctity of Life?

In 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation declaring January 22nd to be National Sanctity of Human Life Day. This past Sunday marked the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Since that day in 1973, it is estimated that somewhere around 60 million abortions have been performed or more accurately nearly 60 million unborn children have been…

Bad Breath Stinks Just Like Sin

The truth hurts. Most of the time and really more than we are willing to admit. We claim to be truthful and want people to see us that way. But how truthful are we? It’s easy to be hypocritical with the truth. We claim to be honest, but rationalize “little white lies.” We ask people…

Prognostications for 2017

Welcome to 2017. As we are only a few days into this New Year, I know you must be wondering what will happen during the next 360 days. I would hate for you to worry about the future, after all worry is a sin, so let me ease some of your concern and share with…

2016: Review Your Year

We are just hours away from the end of 2016. Before we know it, 2017 will be in full swing and for the most part 2016 will be a distant memory. But before that happens, ask yourself a few questions: In the past year, did your faith in Christ increase or decrease? Sure, we like…

Coincidence: Fact or Fiction

  As followers of Christ, there are times when we are faced with decisions that will reflect whether we truly believe and have faith or reflect we don’t live what we say we believe and have little to no faith. I just went through one of those times. Faith in Christ is not only about…

Cafeteria Christianity

“I the Lord do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.” Malachi 3:6 (NIV). When someone mentions “Missions” we automatically think of far away, distant places. We never really think of it being close to us; we just assume everybody we know are Christians. After all, how could we sing “When…

Safe Space Christianity?

Moderation and balance are fairly easy to talk about but about as easy to put into practice as splitting the atom. As human beings we seem more gifted in letting the pendulum swing from one extreme to the other as opposed to finding that sweet spot of balance in the middle. It’s just in our…