Forgiveness. Learning How to Let Go

Corrie Ten Boom tells of the day she met one of her former death camp guards in a church immediately after World War II. After giving a lesson on forgiveness, she was approached by the former guard who asked Corrie to forgive him for the terrible things he had done to her and her family.... Continue Reading →

Why Christians are Leaving Christianity

A close relative of mine is Buddhist. That in and of itself may not sound strange. But what is unnerving is he used to be a dyed-in-the-wool Baptist. Talk about one extreme to the other! There is a growing trend in American Christianity. People are leaving churches and embracing eastern religions, especially Buddhism. While I... Continue Reading →

The Frustrated Christian

Christians are becoming increasingly frustrated. I completely understand why. In fact, I have often found myself in so much frustration that I do not know what to do. One of the biggest frustrations is that we are looking for something in the “church” world to help answer life’s deepest questions. Unfortunately, we are not finding... Continue Reading →

The Fraternal Brotherhood

They are the words the father of any college age freshman son dreads to hear: "Dad, I joined a fraternity." Yes, I have to admit I was a bit stunned. I immediately had visions of all night parties on par with Animal House. After all, fraternities are not known for their wisdom, character or stability.... Continue Reading →

The Very Few Words of Christ

Just a cursory look at the New Testament reveals the few words Christ spoke. At least the ones we have recorded in the four writings of his life and ministry. If one combines only the words of Jesus' into one book, it would be a very thin booklet. While Christ spoke and did many more... Continue Reading →

Christ and Buddha

I have many wonderful and caring Buddhist friends as well as others from different beliefs. Many say there are no real differences between Buddha and Christ; that they are the same. While there are some striking similarities, there are some glaring and crucial differences. —Buddha taught a moral life through our own selves.. Jesus taught... Continue Reading →

The Greatest Ministry

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:1, 2) We all have a desire to be... Continue Reading →

The Great Sin

But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the... Continue Reading →

Why our kids are leaving church

I thought I would share this blog posting that is perhaps one of the best on the net. Marc writes something every church leader needs to read and heed. While you may or may not agree with all of his theology, this posting is one that explains the problem we are facing in the American... Continue Reading →

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