Science: One More Thing You Don't Have to Fear

Science: One More Thing You Don't Have to Fear

I believe in God. And I believe in science. I believe what the Bible says about creation. And I believe in what science reveals about nature. Good science and good faith are consistent with each other and co-exist peacefully. In our current cultural conundrum, we seem...
Am I a Muslim Lover? Oh, I Do Hope So!

Am I a Muslim Lover? Oh, I Do Hope So!

In addition to being a church planter and pastor, I’m also an editor and an online community facilitator for a global ministry to pastors and church leaders. So I often have to deal with hateful comments on the Facebook pages I help to manage. It’s sad,...
From Aleppo to Arkansas, Little Boys are Precious

From Aleppo to Arkansas, Little Boys are Precious

Perhaps you’ve seen the picture of Omran Daqneesh, the five-year-old little boy pulled from the rubble and placed into an ambulance, following an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. I stared at the photo for a long time. And I watched the footage – just barely...
We Need a Clearer Vision of Our Multi-Colored World

We Need a Clearer Vision of Our Multi-Colored World

I grew up in the 1980’s and early 90’s. I remember President Ronald Reagan addressing the nation, the launch of MTV, and using an antenna switch on my tube-style television so I could play my Atari. For some of you, I’m really old. But for many of...
We Still Don't Get It… Human Life is Precious

We Still Don't Get It… Human Life is Precious

Just after the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down Texas’ laws restricting abortions, I posted a simple status update about all human life being precious… “All human life is precious. ‘You alone created my inner being. You knitted me...
At Least 10 Things Great Churches Are FOR

At Least 10 Things Great Churches Are FOR

Is it just me, or has the Internet and social media seemingly been flooded lately by a whole lot of vocal people expressing just how many things they’re against? There’s a culture war going on, and it isn’t just the right versus the left. Society...

Two Good Reasons to Attend Church This Weekend

I recently told a friend, who happens to be agnostic, that he “shouldn’t” go to church. I know. That was dumb, right? I really didn’t mean that he should avoid attending church. Rather I meant that he, as a non-believer, wasn’t under any...

Let's Keep Reaching Consumers. Aka, Lost Sheep.

“The American church is so consumeristic!” It’s a common line uttered by the religiously fed-up, and of course, there’s a lot of truth in it. Some churches in America do tend to cater to the consumeristic mentality of our culture. But I think,...