Several weeks ago, I wrote a blog entitled 7 Blessings of COVID-19. One of the blessings I highlighted was that some of our cultural idols, including professional and college sports, were being eliminated. Though I am saddened that thousands of people lost their jobs, I believe that on the whole, this is hugely positive, particularly […]Read More Finding Victory over Sin and Idolatry
Three and a half years ago my wife and I bought our first house. This was a big step for us, but after watching countless episodes of HGTV, we thought we were well prepared. However, there were a few surprises, one of them being all the “extras” that we didn’t plan on acquiring. Let me […]Read More What You Gain in Salvation
Do you remember back in Sunday school as a kid or after you first became a Christian….you were encouraged to make a practice of memorizing Scripture? You were told about all the benefits and how it would strengthen you in your faith. You knew in your heart it would be a good thing to do. […]Read More Scripture Memorization
John 13:34-35: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Among the many “radical” teachings of Jesus, we could definitely put this verse in that category. The […]Read More Two Keys to a Healthy Church
God has called husbands to love their wives in the same way Christ loved the Church. That is, with a sacrificial love (Ephesians 5:25). But God has also called husbands to love their wives with a sanctifying love (Ephesians 5:26). Husbands should care deeply about the spiritual health and maturity of their wives. But what […]Read More How To Be A Spiritual Leader To Your Wife
The last year has been a tough one to say the least. It has been hard in a number of different ways, but especially when it comes to my health. Over the past year, I have been to the emergency room 7 times (8 if you include my lime’s disease visit). I have had […]Read More The Hardest Year of My Life
During my senior year of High School (way back in April of 2001), I was part of a group of students in our school that went to France. It was an amazing experience, although I can safely say I would appreciate it much more now than I did back then. I will never forget going […]Read More Bored With Jesus?
2 Corinthians 11:30 “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.” The Christian life offers many paradoxes, one of which is the paradox of weakness. The Bible tells us that being weak is actually a good thing. Ironically, we all want to be strong. We want to be […]Read More What Is So Great About Being Weak?
Three years ago, Steph and I decided to cancel our TV subscription and try Netflix instead. We did this primarily for two reasons – we were getting tired of all the filth and profanity on TV and secondly, it would save us a few bucks. For the most part, we were happy with Netflix because […]Read More Entertainment Detox
“We read in the New Testament about disciples and apostles, and we tend to think that the two words are synonymous. They are not. A disciple is a learner, a student. An apostle is one who is commissioned by his master with the master’s own authority, then sent out in the master’s name. That distinction […]Read More The Difference Between Disciples and Apostles