The God of Love Floods the Earth

So, this is a subject that I’ve been wanting to write on for some time.  If you haven’t read Genesis 6.1-4 in a while, here it is: 6 When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of man wereContinue reading “The God of Love Floods the Earth”

A Wake-up Call for Humility

Hey friends, what a week, huh?  If you’re reading this in a year later than 2020, the U.S. has just started a fairly aggressive (especially for us Americans) social distancing policy in response to the Corona Virus.  This post is not about all the ways we need to humble ourselves in this current situation.  ThereContinue reading “A Wake-up Call for Humility”

Always Choosing Harmful Relationships

I shared this on Facebook, but thought I’d put it here for you as well.   Do you always choose the wrong guy? Or the wrong girl? Not wanting to pick someone that will hurt you, yet always finding yourself going back, whether the same harmful relationship or a new one. Is that your story?Continue reading “Always Choosing Harmful Relationships”

How would you respond to the Rich Young Ruler?

A couple of weeks ago, at Mercyview Church (the church of which I am a member in Tulsa, OK), one of our Elders, Brad Andrews, challenged us with God’s Word.  We’re walking through a series called No Other Gods in which we’re exploring the common idols of the heart prevalent in our culture and evenContinue reading “How would you respond to the Rich Young Ruler?”

Why You Should Love Sin

I was thinking today about sin.  I think for most of us, whether Christian or not, we don’t like sin.  By that, I mean we don’t like the idea of sin.  We don’t like it that there is a word that means what sin means.  We don’t like being told that we sin, have sinned,Continue reading “Why You Should Love Sin”

Ambition for Christian Leaders

We are hearing much recently of the negative impact of ungodly ambition in Christian leaders.  It is so disheartening.  I was reflecting this morning, however, that this is not new in any way.  It’s as old as Eden.  We want to be like God.  Even wonderful Christian men can wake up and find that theyContinue reading “Ambition for Christian Leaders”

Three Sides of Suffering

Friends, it’s been a couple of weeks since a post on my sabbatical reflections.  There are many ah-ha moments from the sabbatical that are noteworthy, but I’m not sure how to write about many of them.  Frankly, some of them probably are meant to stay between me and the Lord.  Having said that, I doContinue reading “Three Sides of Suffering”

Parachurch Leaders – Rethinking Our Spiritual Authority

Tim was a part of a group of passionate young believers on campus.  He was being discipled by a Christian just a couple of years older than he was.  One day, Tim’s discipler came to him and said, “we’ve all decided that we’re moving to California.  Get ready, we’re leaving in a week.”  The assumptionContinue reading “Parachurch Leaders – Rethinking Our Spiritual Authority”

Single Men – Manage Your Household Well

In 1 Timothy 3, Paul writes of (potential) elders in the church: “4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, 5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?”  At first blush, we might think that this is onlyContinue reading “Single Men – Manage Your Household Well”