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Life’s Challenges

Answering Skeptics: But the Church Has Done Horrible Things

How can you support Christianity when the church has a shameful history of the Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, witch hunts, and abusive priests? This week, Pastor Dave looks at questions and objections that people have when it comes to Christianity.

Life’s Challenges

We’re only as sick as our secrets

Over the last few years, a number of high-profile Christians have been caught in scandals. Most recently, it’s been reported that the late apologist…

Bible 101

Is the story of Christ just another conspiracy?

Conspiracy theories are on the rise. You can tell by just listening to people in your own family. In fact, you might have already…

Depression & Anxiety

Keep an eye on your neighbor

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, one state’s governor faced severe backlash when she suggested that people should keep an eye on their neighbors—and…

Living My Faith

The Power of “And”: Divide and Unite

What do we do with people? In a world where some people pull us away from God and others encourage us toward him, how do we determine which people to allow into our lives? The apostle Paul’s wisdom is as needed as ever, wisdom that forces us to think of the best “And.”

Bible 101

Judah needed a reformation

Satan hates God and he hates God’s children. He also loathes the church, that network of believers that holds to God’s words and promises….

Life’s Challenges

Refreshments

There’s a phrase in the English language that’s better than most things one can hear in life. I’m speaking, of course, of the statement:…

Living My Faith

In God’s house

“Lord, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells” (Psalm 26:8). David loved God’s house. When he was away,…

Living My Faith

Let’s be presumptive positive

Two months ago I didn’t even know the words presumptive positive could go together. Then, in the beginning of August, 77 NFL players’ COVID-19…

Life’s Challenges

People fail

I have a pastoral pet peeve. Can I share it with you? I get annoyed when people give up on church too quickly. I…

Living My Faith

Church, we need to rise, or we will surely fall

It seems everywhere we look battle lines have been drawn. If we’re not careful, the church, like the country, will fall in division. Pastors…

Friends & Family

Lord, place us in families

Lord, even when we are surrounded by people, we can feel so alone. We feel isolated and cut off from others because no one…