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Current Issues

The Real Reason for All the Unrest

January 31, 2017

The unrest, dissatisfaction, and cultural angst that plagues our society (and every society) is merely a symptom of a much deeper problem…a problem as old as mankind himself. At...

Current Issues

Are We Settling for Substitutes?

July 27, 2016

The great tragedy in modern Christianity is not necessarily error in the church but rather that so few people actually recognize it.  Secular philosophy and cultural sentiments have numbed...

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...

Current Issues

Instruction for the Church in These Last Days: Keep Looking Up!

October 18, 2014

  The news in our world has, of late, become increasingly worse.  One can take the Bible, open it up beside the daily paper, and see how the signs...

Current Issues Leadership

5 Characteristics of Men Who “Must be Stopped”

September 26, 2014

  “So skilled is error at imitating truth” said A.W. Tozer, “that the two are constantly being mistaken for each other.”  Such an observation succinctly describes Christendom in these...

Church Growth Current Issues

The Modern Church and Its Diminishing Desire for Doctrine

February 12, 2014

The modern philosophy of church growth is speckled with flowery and vibrant colors of ambiguity.  Go into any contemporary church these days and you will find some basic tenets...

Current Issues

Life on the Sidelines (How Appendicitis Took Me Out of the Game, and What I’m Learning from It)

January 28, 2014

I remember the play vividly before the hit. It was an option to the left.  Our quarterback could keep the ball or toss it.  He read his block and...

Current Issues

The Overview and Undertaking of our New Church Theme

January 6, 2014

Life is meant to be experienced in communion and relationship with others.  The power of the early church was experienced in group dynamics.  God Himself calls the church a...

Current Issues

Should the Church Change Its Language to Accomodate the World?

January 2, 2014

I recently read a religious article that encouraged spiritual leaders, and the church at large, to stop using historical, biblical words that are not easily understood by the world. ...

Current Issues

The New Year and the Value of Time

January 1, 2014

World-class runners understand the importance of living with grueling discipline.  They train day after day, week after week stretching and pushing their bodies to the limits.  They endure harsh...