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Rebellion, Surrender, and Our Only Chance at Divine Communion

December 16, 2016

Rebellion, at its core, is the idea that we can do what we want, no matter the consequence or price.  This was the heart issue of Adam and Eve’s...

Christian Living Spiritual Formation

Chatter: The Noisy Strategy of our Enemy

August 4, 2016

Chatter: Do you hear it? It’s all around.  People talking about this, voicing their opinions about that. It’s omnipresent in so many ways.  From podcasts to political pundits, we...

Christian Living

Is Your Worship Conditioned? What I Learned from a Dog and a Baby

July 28, 2016

Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov famously introduced classical conditioning to the world through the salivation of his dog.  His research showed that certain behaviors could be controlled and dictated through...

Christian Living

Confronting and Conquering Pride

July 26, 2016

Pride is an ironic altar where those who are consumed with glory bow down to themselves.  It is there the parishioner trades his sacrifice, his humility, his service for...

Christian Living

Your Affliction and His Authority

July 23, 2016

Have you ever noticed the various ways Jesus engaged those who came to Him with afflictions?  Sometimes Jesus touched the frail bodies of the diseased.  Other times He simply...

Christian Living Spiritual Formation

Walking in True Holiness

July 22, 2016

We tend to think of holiness as a “starchy starkness” from the world.  Holiness is the absence of secular thought and things, we contend.  Therefore, if we stay away...

Christian Living Spiritual Formation

The Divinely-Sanctioned Benefits of Waiting on God

July 16, 2016

Difficulty in life is not the real difficulty.  It is the uncertainty of time associated with the difficulty that really troubles us.  If you know you are going to...

Christian Living

Has Your Altar Become a Stage?

July 15, 2016

Slowly the lights fade and the curtain is drawn open.  The stage is adequately prepared as the ornately-donned actor steps into the spotlight to dramatically pronounce his lines.  With...

Christian Living Current Issues

The Apathetic Church in an Apostate Culture

July 12, 2016

  An epidemic of apathy has filled the church. Consumed with worldly passions and pursuits, the modern parishioner gets more upset about a red light than he does the...

Christian Living

A Biblical Prescription to Overcome Foolishness

April 1, 2016

189 references.  That’s how many verses came up when I typed the word “fool” in my Bible search engine.  To be honest, I wasn’t aware of the amount of...