Topical Scriptures for Daily Use

Below is a list of topical Scriptures I keep on hand. It can be helpful to print and paste a list like this into the front of your Bible for quick reference. Sometimes we need them for our personal struggles and other […]

Can a Man & Woman Just be Friends?

Last night I had the privilege of meeting with a group of Orange County young adults to hear from and discuss the challenges they face when building and maintaining relationships with the opposite sex. We discussed a wide array of […]

The Gift God Always Gives and How to Get it

An old preacher described a part of heaven full of packaged boxes with lovely ribbons across the top and a sign over the door reading, “Never delivered to earth because never requested from earth!” Yes, that’s kind of a silly image, but the […]

Why Does God Let You Suffer?

Attitude During Trials When I was eight my family vacationed through Arizona; I loved the golden rock formations and decided to take up rock collecting. By the time we got back home, I had a bag stuffed full of cactus […]

What the Bible Says About Tongues & Miracles

The goal of this post is to discern whether the signs, wonders, and tongues of modern neo-Pentecostalism (hence forth called charismatic/continuism) are the same as the biblical gifts mentioned in the NT from which they are supposedly derived. The reason for […]

America Doesn’t Need Your Vote…

Last week I read an article entitled, The Race for the Least Bad Presidential Candidate. It was an article from Forbes Magazine, dated May of this year. The article was written by a man named Geoff Colvin. I don’t know if […]

Blindness and Glory: An Exegetical Case Study in John 9 Concerning God’s use of Physical Handicaps

When it comes to theological interrogations, Jesus will not backed in a corner. This is true whether the questioners are antagonists with an agenda (cf. Matt 22:23-40), or His own disciples. John’s Gospel gives an example of the latter: “And […]

The Online Service that Prays for You!?

Originally posted by Pastor Mike Fleischmann These past couple of weeks I’ve been encouraging you to think outside the box about PRAYER.  I hope this is helpful, because I promise – I am NOT making this up! There is a web-based […]

I Hairsprayed Her Clothes: Dealing With Marital Frustration & Unity

Most newlyweds have little spats; Bre and I were no different. On one particularly hot summer day, the air conditioning unit of our little condominium broke. The repairman couldn’t help for a couple of days so we were forced to […]

The Little Guy Proposed to My Daughter!

I knew this long dreaded moment would come because I’m the father of a little girl. The young man approached me with his eye on the prize of my little girl’s hand. He sized me up and I sized him up. The […]