Stop Thanking Your Pastor

It was Arthur W. Pink who wrote: The great work of the pulpit is to press the authoritative claims of the Creator and Judge of all the earth—to show how short we have come of meeting God’s just requirements, to […]

God, Greed, & the Prosperity Gospel

In Luke 12:13 someone in a large crowd yelled at Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me!” Clearly, the man yelling is the younger brother, not the older brother, because the law was clear that half of […]

Blessed is the Man That Serves

Jesus, speaking to His disciples about true greatness said, “…but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,” (Matthew 20:26b). This statement is a direct rejection of the world’s definition of greatness! Jesus desires His followers to […]

Who Should You Date?

In college my baseball coach was a strong Christian who understood the confusion for young people surrounding the topic of dating. Without compromise he boldly took 25 hormone-run college baseball players down a road few have dared travel – and […]

Trump’s Inauguration and Mormonism

Last week a soprano from the famed Mormon Tabernacle choir refused to sing at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration (according to CNN) citing: “… I have spent several sleepless nights and days in turmoil and agony. I have reflected carefully on […]

Visual Charts of the New Testament

It’s a special privilege to announce the release of Visual Outline Charts of the New Testament by astute theologian (and personal friend) Scott Bashoor of Buena Park Bible Church. This book is a remarkable tool and proudly endorsed by John MacArthur, President of […]

Never Stop Preaching the Old Testament

A pastor at my church preached from the Old Testament today. Doing so was a bold move in direct conflict with what a well-known, influential local pastor recently told church leadership at a pastor’s conference—a charge that has garnered no […]

Re-Think Evangelism

Whenever the word “evangelism” comes up, it’s not uncommon for Christians to experience some sort of emotional response that is less than pleasant. Eye rolling, ear plugging, or even church hopping are all strategies that some will employ just to avoid the […]

Are You a Manzanita Tree?

Manzanita tree. I had never heard of such a thing until my wife and I were knee-deep in planning our wedding. To be honest, she was planning the wedding, I was pretending to be useful. I’ll never forget when she […]