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Cut it off
This is a very tough choice: “If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It…
There is no pedestal
Hierarchies are things of the past. They are vestiges of societies that placed a premium on having privilege. Hierarchies reflect an old covenant way…
When you talk to baby boomers about their high school and college days, they may get a dreamy look in their eyes as they…
A perspective on problems
Life is full of problems. It seems for every one issue that gets resolved there are two more frustrating dilemmas that pop up. The…
Let’s talk about sex (and God)
“So, what did your parents teach you about sex?” one of my friends asked a mutual friend as we devoured pizza on his back…
Bloom where you’re transplanted
“Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if…
America is an idea
“So the land had peace” (Judges 3:11). America is an idea that can be traced back to England and John Locke’s “Second Treatise on…
Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Government
What guidance does God give us on how to deal with government and the moral dilemma over issues such as abortion? Pastor Mike talks about the relationship between church and government, how issues such as abortion fit into the mix, and what we can learn from the New Testament Christians.
Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Church
God loves life. Throughout the Bible, God has much to say about the lives of people who are outside of the womb. Poor lives. Struggling lives. Trapped lives. Scared lives. What would it look like if God’s people felt the same way and deeply cared about each life? How might the abortion discussion change if every Christians was pro (every) life?
Do Your Politics Define You?
It’s so easy to let politics define us, thinking we need to try to secure God’s approval.
Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Womb (Part 2)
Abortion is one of culture’s most complex debates, spilling onto street corners, courtrooms, and social media. But what does the Bible say about this issue, if anything? How should followers of Jesus feel personally about abortion, given the multitude of reasons that unplanned pregnancies are ended? Part 2 of 2.
Thinking of Having an Abortion? What Happens if I Get One?
Maybe you’re thinking ahead and wondering what would happen if you went through with an abortion anyway. . . . It will hurt.