The 10 Irrefutable Laws of Loving God
“Love God” can sound pretty nebulous.
Sort of like “eat well” or “be nice.”Continue Reading
Cremation and a theology of the body
Of all the questions that I get as a pastor, there is one that comes up more often than I ever would have thought or expected before being ordained: “Pastor, is it okay if I’m cremated after I die?”Continue Reading
Roots of Faith begins September 30th
Everyone needs roots.
Our next 8-week “Roots of Faith” course, beginning Sunday, September 30th, can help you find yours in Christ.Continue Reading
10 ways to grow deeper
In Sunday’s sermon we looked at the road to Emmaus, and why Jesus “plays dumb” with the two disciples along the way.Continue Reading
The witness of Mister Rogers
It was a matinee showing of a documentary about a public television host, which had already been in theaters for two months.Continue Reading
How not to be a heretic
The following is adapted from Pastor’s September 2018 Leaflet article.
“America’s problem,” writes Ross Douthat in his book Bad Religion, “isn’t too much religion, or too little of it.Continue Reading
Jesus’ M.O., simplified
In Sunday’s sermon I unpacked the Lord’s M.O. in His healing of a deaf and mute man in Mark 7.31-37.Continue Reading
How to handle tomatoes
In Sunday’s sermon, I talked about the pernicious problem of the “Tomato Effect.”Continue Reading
Conventional wisdom is a good thing. It often provides a quick rule of thumb when making decisions or assessing situations.Continue Reading
Fragments of Truth
Are the New Testament manuscripts reliable? Can we trust the Bible as we have it today—or has it been so skewed and twisted that it gives a distorted picture, like a fun-house mirror?Continue Reading