Ever visited a prison before? Last month I had the opportunity to visit a friend in prison for the second time. My friend has already served many years of a life sentence, but he is hopeful that in the next few years he will get parole. We had a wonderful visit and it was fascinating (and […]Read More Set Free!
Around five years ago, I started to wonder about my diet. I was constantly dealing with migraines and my overall health wasn’t that good. Part of my problem was a serious heart condition, but I also started to wonder if I was gluten intolerant. Both of my sisters dealt with that and I started to […]Read More Sin Detox
Stephane and I were married ten years ago tomorrow – July 26th, 2008. It has been an amazing journey and I am grateful to God for my wife. Here are just a few of the things I have learned from our decade-long marriage: The importance of praying together. Steph and I pray together every […]Read More The Blessing of Marriage
John Stott: “the death of Jesus is more than an inspiring example. If this was all there is to it, much of what we find in the Gospels would make no sense. There are those strange sayings, for instance, in which Jesus said he would ‘give his life as a ransom for many’ and shed […]Read More Was Christ’s Death Just an Inspiring Example?
“He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” Mark 6:37 I have never met a man who does “all things well.” We have a lot of men in our church that could be classified as “Jack of all trades” because they are gifted in so many […]Read More Have you met the Man who does all things well?
When we read a bible story such as David and Goliath, we want to think of ourselves as being like David, don’t we? We like to think of ourselves as underdogs in this big bad world who have the courage and ingenuity to defeat anyone that comes against us. In our family library, we have […]Read More Finding the Gospel in the Story of David and Goliath
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16 Let’s make an assumption here. The apostle Paul would not have said these words if he didn’t feel there was reason to be ashamed. If there were nothing shameful about the gospel, […]Read More The Shame of the Gospel
The tenth commandment reads as follows: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s” (Exodus 20:17). This is simple enough to understand – don’t envy your neighbor for what […]Read More Pastoral Envy
Do you remember the Old Testament story of Amnon and Tamar? I figured. It is one of those often overlooked Bible stories even though it is intensely practical. Rather than summarizing the story for you, I thought I would give you the text from 2 Samuel 13:1-15: Now Absalom, David’s son, had a beautiful sister, […]Read More The Destructiveness of Sin
Stephane and I were married four years ago today – July 26th, 2008. I am grateful to God for my wife and I would like to share some of the things I have learned from our marriage: 1. The importance of praying together. Steph and I pray together every day. As the saying goes, “couples […]Read More The Gift of Marriage