December 7th is a day that America remembers. It was on this day in 1941 that the Pacific fleet was attacked in Pearl Harbor, thrusting our country into World War 2 at the cost of a half million US lives. But we’re not the only ones who remember. There’s a little story tucked away in…Read more We’re not the only ones who remember
Wanna make this a better December? One that helps you get past the rush and hustle of shopping and traveling? We’ve got an idea. This weekend we’re making a free resource available for individuals and families. It’s an Advent devotional guide. It includes the following: Daily Bible reading guide Short devotional to help focus your…Read more Make December better this year
When the President of the United States speaks, people notice. That can be good or bad, depending on the nature of the President’s comments. Today is a good day to remember one particular presidential proclamation. You need to understand the context of these comments. They’re given during a time when the nation is embroiled in…Read more Can you believe what the President proclaimed?
In the classic scene from The Wizard of Oz, the green curtain is pulled back to Toto to reveal that it wasn’t actually a “great and mighty Oz, but something far less powerful and potent. Sometimes there’s a green curtain that needs to be pulled back to reveal our god. (link to blog here) In…Read more Who is the God behind your green curtain?
There’s an old adage that says the job of a preacher is, “To comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” Here’s the challenge with that. We like to be comfortable. We like to be comforted. We’re not so excited about being disturbed. If you stick around long enough, though, I’m going to disturb you. Quite…Read more Dying in comfort
The challenge was to build a railroad bridge across the great Niagara Gorge. “It can’t be done!” In 1851, James Roebling thought otherwise. Despite overwhelming challenges (like an 850 foot span over a 200 foot drop off), and despite being labeled as “out of his mind,” in just four years Roebling accomplished what was thought…Read more They said it couldn’t be done
The question comes up every year around this time. How should followers of Jesus deal with this thing called Halloween? You’re still reading, so you have some interest. But chances are you don’t want to read 5,000 words, so permit me to offer a short response. Halloween (or, “Hallowed Evening” as it was originally) was…Read more When Halloween candy turns into meat