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Defending Ourselves

Have you ever had to defend yourself?  Maybe an action or some decision you made that someone took offense to or reacted to negatively?  It happens to everyone and it happens often.  What can you do whenever you are called upon to give a defense of yourself?  In...

Elections

The campaign cycle is in full force this year as Americans get set to choose the next President of the United States.  The types of campaigning we are subjected to these days gives one pause to think about what is and what is not being said, discussed and/or...

Living Well in a Cracked Up World

Shortly before Jesus was betrayed, tried, and crucified, He told the disciples that difficult time lay ahead for them.  Followers of Christ have depended on His words in Matthew 24 and 25 for centuries.  Jesus gives a sobering list of trials and tribulations that...

Every Second Counts

March Madness is in full tilt and the excitement is greater than ever.  The level and intensity of the players makes watching the games compelling.  It is entertainment at its best and the conversations between people are a welcome diversion from politics, terrorism...

Is Preaching No Longer Needed?

Just today I read another blog by someone who has determined that preaching is no longer effective, needed or interesting.  This opinion is nothing new.  I remember a well known theologian who declared that since there was no regular preaching in New Testament...

Jesus and Easter

Yesterday I heard a news anchor on a major network declare that she would go to church on Easter even if "the walls fall in on me."  She went on to say that Easter is the most attended day at church for believers and non-believers around the world.  Thinking about...