Put Your Child in “Big” Church

A common question these days is, “Should my child go to big church?” In a society smattered with multi-generational church clubs, classes, and youth pizza parties, many parents are wondering when their child should begin interfacing with adults on Sunday […]

Egyptian Martyrs and the Indomitable Spirit of Easter

Last Sunday, worshippers were packed into St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, preparing for Palm Sunday when a suicide bomber killed 25 congregants. As Easter draws near, the attacks in Alexandria (and Tanta) stand as vivid reminders of the hostility many […]

Beyonce: The Wrong Role Model for Women

My eight year old daughter recently stood in the grocery line staring at a magazine vaunting the barely clothed and pregnant Beyonce. The tagline on the magazine touted Beyonce’s impending motherhood and nude extravagance as an assimilation of her “goddess” roots and “inspirational” […]

American Christianity: So Easy Anyone Can Do It

Has your comfort zone fooled you into thinking you’re living for Christ?

Has Disney Crossed the Line? Christian Parents Must Respond to Beauty and the Beast

Let’s analyze both the beauty and the beast of Christian parenting. The most recent adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is set for release this weekend and includes Disney’s first openly gay character. The imagery is bold enough to have prompted […]

Pharisees and False Teachers

A Modern Day Look at the Crooks Christ Couldn’t Stand

Smash Their Sacred Pillars

In reference to false gods Deuteronomy 12:3 begins, “Break down their altars and smash their sacred pillars…” Last month I had the privilege of traveling and teaching with a dear friend and man of God who is fulfilling this biblical […]

Where to Go When I Need to Vent

Have you ever felt the need to explode? To just “cut loose” in the car, in your pillow, or out in the forest somewhere? Maybe you’ve laid in the fetal position and just cried… not the pretty tears… the big heavy […]

3 Ways a Small Group Will Save Your Life

Small Groups Are Vitally Important… Want to hear a staggering statistic? Approximately 90% of the people in our church who are in a small group (what we call Life Groups), are bearing fruit in their walk with Christ. They’re dealing […]

Killing Sin

As I was listening to a sermon recently from a well-known Pastor, he shared a story about his mom giving him a Bible with a very impactful sentence she had written in the front. It said, “This book will keep […]