Walking by Faith

Good morning, A lot has changed in less than a week. In the period of a few days we received “eviction” notice from new owners, held our last service at Amber’s, and moved all our equipment into storage. We have been pursuing any and all options but nothing substantial has opened up to us. I …Continue reading

Why Doctrine Matters: Love the Lord Your God with all Your Mind

My sister is currently slogging her way through her medical rotations as she learns her way to a medical degree that she might be able to legally practice medicine and be declared, “Doctor.” Doctors pursue medicine for a variety of different reasons but all have, at least to some degree, a desire to see people …Continue reading

A Lecture-Free Life: Confronting Our Sin

Several years ago, while driving through Minnesota, I came across a billboard for a dental office that offered “Lecture-free Dentistry.”  Underneath those three words was a slogan regarding this lecture-free dental office.  My first thought was “there is no way I am going there!”  I don’t know what your experiences with the dental office are, …Continue reading

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff is the title of a little book by Richard Carlson.  It is a collection of 100 short essays that give practical advice on how to keep the small irritations of life from driving you crazy and suggestions on how to live a more peaceful, less stressful life by putting things …Continue reading

The Prosperity Gospel and Redemption (frustrating, disappointing, difficult redemption)

I recently read Micah 6.  It is a wonderful passage on the difference between religion that wearies and saddens God and true religion, a vibrant relationship with God.  As I was reading, a particular word caught my attention…redeemed.  Micah 6:4 states, “For I brought you up from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from …Continue reading

John Lennon, Modern Science and the Faulty View of Religion

I came across a op-ed in the LA Times the other day.  The authors were asserting that DNA studies in recent years have “proved” that “God didn’t make man; man made god.”  The authors introduced the article by quoting John Lennon and then asserting that the only world that makes any sense is a world …Continue reading