Avoiding Hypocritical Prayer

Getting ready for church this morning and contemplating what I will be praying for and I am reminded of this quote: “There is something deeply hypocritical about praying for a problem you are unwilling to resolve.” Miroslav Volf Prayer has never been easy for me, I am less of a spiritual person than you might […]

Holy Wednesday – Giotto: The Kiss of Judas

Betrayal by Judas or The Kiss of Judas Today is Holy Wednesday, also known as Spy Wednesday (Good Wednesday and Holy and Great Wednesday). The event commemorated on this day in holy week is the conspiracy between Judas and the Jewish leaders to have Jesus crucified. The following is a devotional based on the work […]

Faith, Doubt, Fear

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“For now we see through a glass, darkly…” I have spent many hours in all three categories.  Faith The first category is faith.  We all believe things. We believe things about reality; we also imagine things that we don’t really know about, but we imagine and believe. I have constructed statements of faith, I have […]

The God Who Sees

I got new glasses today. I started wearing glasses in the fourth grade. Mrs. Takahashi, my fourth grade teacher recommended I get glasses because I was struggling in class to see the blackboard, and at home my parents had to clean the TV of my nose-prints. I can still remember the drive home with my […]

An Evangelical Papacy?

I just wanted to sit down, watch some football, read the last in the Hunger Games series and enjoy a Sunday evening. But the “evangelical leaders” (whoever they are) went and almost ruined my day.  Last night, just in time to make the announcement for Sunday morning, an anonymous group of “almost 170 conservative leaders” […]

Please Call Me.

The tragic story of Bill Zeller has prompted this invitation. Bill Zeller was a lost young man.  Abused at an early age, the effect of abuse haunted him and drove him to take his own life.  He left a long explanatory letter which is heartbreaking.  Read it but be prepared to be heart-broken. If you […]

We Believe Anything

Ergun Caner from Liberty University made up parts of his past, the university demotes him. Others overlook and minimize his actions. Read Phil Johnson here.

Gospel Definition

In our men’s Bible Study we have been working on a definition fo the gospel that we can say comes purely from the book of Galatians. Here is what we came up with: The true gospel* is the fulfillment of Gods promise to Abraham to justify all nations** through faith in Jesus Christ*** and live […]

Resurrection Resources

In light of the upcoming Easter holiday here is some excellent resource material for your listening and reading enjoyment with regard to the resurrection of Jesus. Christian apologist Gary Habermas who teaches at Liberty University is a lifelong student and author with regard to the resurrection.  He has written 27+ books, most on the resurrection, […]