I had lunch recently with a friend and fellow pastor. We shared what has been going on with our families and ministries the last few months. He and his family faced some big challenges in 2010: the sickness and death…

Sometimes we need reminding of some of the most elemental truths of our beliefs.  One of these truths is stated in the title of this writing.  It seems so obvious, but when we are faced with a huge or scary…

The latest findings from George Barna Research as we close out 2010 don’t represent a pretty picture for the future of the Church in the United States.   There continues to be a massive slippage in theological literacy, especially among younger…

No Room in the Inn

Things really haven’t changed much since the time when Jesus was born.  Sure we have cars instead of donkeys, and all the other modern conveniences of which they could never have dreamed.  But as I look at my life and…

Ah, the Christmas season is upon us.  I love this time of year, but somehow it’s so difficult in the midst of the busyness of this season to focus upon what Christmas really signifies.  We are in the midst of…