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Life’s Challenges

What About My Suffering?

We come to Jesus with a million wishes. But he doesn’t always give us what we think we need.

Life’s Challenges

The problem with coping mechanisms

Each day seems to bring a new announcement or policy concerning the pandemic that challenges our normal way of life. At the church where…

Social Issues

God & transgender (Part 2)

If God created us “male and female” and declared that our genders are “very good” (Genesis 1:27,31), why do so many people—even God-fearing, Spirit-filled…

Life’s Challenges

Your Perfect Body

One day you will have a perfect body. For more on this topic, check out this video from Pastor Mike: https://bit.ly/2ZuMr1w

Life’s Challenges

Deadly sins new and old: Gambling

Okay, Okay, gambling in and of itself does not belong in a list of deadly sins. You can search the Bible from cover to…

Taboo

Don’t let porn become corona’s pandemic

I wish the pastor’s text was wrong about porn. A colleague of mine shared some recent data about the correlation between cases of the…

Life’s Challenges

Coronavirus: The marathon you didn’t sign up for

The Corona 5K officially turned into a marathon. I could almost see the finish line of my 14-day, post-Israel self-quarantine when the news dropped….

Living My Faith

Beware of the satanic three-step

A number of years ago, I heard Christian biologist Dr. David Menton give a presentation in which he described the satanic three-step. It’s a…

Social Issues

Don’t Fight Idolatry Alone

Just because something’s normal doesn’t mean it’s good or right. So how do you know what’s right? Pastor James has a practical tip for you. We opened the vault and are bringing you this throwback series that first aired in 2016!

Life’s Challenges

Restored to normal

When you look at Jesus’ miracles recorded in the New Testament, they all have one thing in common. They all restored what sin had…

Life’s Challenges

Do something!

Psychologists, substance abuse counselors, and social workers have a last-ditch strategy when helping someone out of destructive behaviors seems to have hit a brick…

Life’s Challenges

The best way to begin your day

Each morning our bodies instinctively strive for harmony. Psychologists call this homeostasis, or equilibrium. For example, if we wake up tired, we reach for…