Top 10 Reading List

Top 10 Reading List

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “Could you recommend a good book to read?” In response to this, one of the things I’ve done over the years is to post a Top 10 Reading List. These…

Study Bibles for Dummies

Study Bibles for Dummies

It seems like a new study Bible comes on the market every month in the United States. How in the world are we to choose which one to buy? Here are a few tips: First, choose your translation; most study…

What's the Big Deal about Baptism?

What’s the Big Deal about Baptism?

One of the exciting aspects of EFCCL is that we have so many people from various backgrounds in our church. This keeps things exciting and challenging all at once. In this blog, I will attempt to clarify why baptism is…

What's Up with Red Letters in Bibles?

What’s Up with Red Letters in Bibles?

Alright, I have a confession: I’m not a fan of “red-letter” Bibles. I own several—and actually preach from one—but I don’t care for them. Now, before you accuse me of heresy, please read a little further. When I say that…

A Recent Visit to Our First Church

A Recent Visit to Our First Church

Last month, we were able to take a vacation out to South Dakota. What a beautiful state. We were also able to take our son, Ben, and his lovely bride, Ellie. We had a blast! (Dairy Queen, Badlands, a huge…