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Who is God?

How can we know what God is like? He tells us in the Bible and shows us every day through the people and blessings around us. Even in our struggles, God reveals his love for us because he’s overflowing with grace and forgiveness, and he sent his Son, Jesus, for us!

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Depression & Anxiety

Vulnerable to Feeling Helpless

You may feel helpless sometimes, but you’re not helpless anymore.

Living My Faith

The role of rules

Every family has its own set of rules: Rules that dictate proper behavior. Rules that govern the use of electronics. Rules that establish a…

Friends & Family

A God of unlimited resources

Every Christian pastor knows of the growing plague of young people just moving in with each other without the benefit of marriage. We’ve heard…

Bible 101

God plays a long game

Try as we might, we can’t see into the future. We can guess, plot probabilities, and make predictions, but our ideas could be totally…

Bible 101

Threefold blessing

The triune nature of God remains a mystery. We admittedly trust and worship a God whom we don’t completely understand. Yet he isn’t eons…

Bible 101

Let there be people

Let there be people God began his work on the sixth day with the creation of land animals, both the wild ones and those…

Bible 101

Early judgment day

Is God’s patience unlimited? In a sense it is. His mercy triumphs over judgment. Our Savior’s blood washes even the dirtiest sinner clean. His…

Living My Faith

What if I Don’t Agree With Jesus?

Authority. Jesus’ enemies adored it. They refused to submit to Jesus’ teaching, even when caught in their own duplicity. They missed finding true life because they refused to die to having the last word. Modern Americans face the same dilemma. Will Jesus be the Lord who gets the last word? Or will we cling to our plastic gavels and tell Jesus what to do?

Bible 101

Does God condone slavery?

The history of the “discovery” and settlement of North America celebrates great triumphs, but it also records dreadful abuses. Bringing Old World diseases to…

Living My Faith

When God doesn’t answer your prayers (the way you hoped he would)

As our family started talking about a summer vacation, we had one thing in mind: the blue-green water and flourlike sand of the Caribbean….

Bible 101

Follow Jesus before you believe him

To get through college, I bartended at a local country club. In many ways, it trained me for pastoral ministry. I learned to serve…

Friends & Family

Friend Request: I’m God’s Friend

The Bible speaks of God befriending people in the Bible, a term of incredible closeness and intimacy. How does that compare to the modern, social media-driven idea of a “friend request”? What would it mean for our lives if the Almighty God was actually our ever-present friend?