Posted: 11:21 am on January 28, 2013 Be the first to comment on this post
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18)
“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” (Proverbs 11:2)
“A man’s pride brings him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor.” (Proverbs 29:23)
“Before his downfall, a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.” (Proverbs 18:12)
By now you’ve heard the story: Lance Armstrong, one of Americas greatest athletes of all time, did use performance-enhancingRead full post
Posted: 3:13 pm on November 12, 2011 8 Comments
“He who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes his sins will obtain mercy.” (Proverbs 28:12-14)
I gasped as I heard the verdict read concerning Dr. Conrad Murray. As you know, he was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. Shortly after the verdict was read, he was handcuffed. I shook my head in disbelief. I felt so sorry for him. Instantly, his life was in ruins. His sentencing is scheduled for November 29. He faces four yearsRead full post
Posted: 4:51 am on October 21, 2011 3 Comments
Those who know me know I think a lot, talk even more, and write when I feel like it. I’ve written various things during my life, mainly blog posts in recent years – posts that have covered the gamut, from reflections on scripture to political commentary. While I do not have a seminary degree, nor the vast knowledge base required of our committed government leaders, I do have a true expertise in leadership, education and communication. Put these together and it spells I-N-F-L-U-E-N-C-E.
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Posted: 4:41 am on July 21, 2011 3 Comments
The Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, has called for a national day of fasting and prayer on Saturday, August 6th. I am going to encourage the church I am the under-shepherd at to join in. If you have to work, then at least dedicate prayer for this day for this great nation. Fast if you are able and have no diabetic, dietary, or health risks. I am going to be on my face, hands, and knees in joining this godly governor ot Texas and I urge you to join us. Please tell your pastor, yourRead full post
Posted: 10:18 am on June 29, 2011 2 Comments
This just in from Stockholm, Sweden:
At the Egalia preschool, staff avoid using words like “him” or “her” and address the 33 children as “friends” rather than girls and boys. From the color and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned to make sure children don’t face “gender stereotypes.”
Jenny Johnsson, a 31-year-old teacher noted, “Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty, and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing. Egalia gives them aRead full post
Posted: 5:50 pm on June 08, 2011 3 Comments
Earlier this week, Russell Moore at his Moore to the Point blog, posted his take on Congressman Anthony Weiner (U.S Rep., D-NY). Read his complete post at Are You Smarter Than Anthony Weiner?
Satan’s Scheme: Shield Us from the Future
Unless you’ve been asleep for the past ten days, you’re aware of the fact that Congressman Weiner, after denying it, has now confessed that he sent inappropriate pictures of himself to several women. And he did it via a publicly accessible social mediaRead full post
Posted: 9:34 pm on May 22, 2011 11 Comments
When the clock struck 6:01 pm this past Saturday, May 21, 2011, many Christians and non-Christians alike breathed a sigh of relief. The church wasn’t raptured, and a massive earthquake didn’t occur.
Most of the day Saturday I joked around about Harold Camping’s false prophecy with my mom, my hairstylist, and a fellow patron while getting our hair done at a neighborhood beauty salon.
“I’m getting my hair done for Jesus,” I quipped.
“I want to have all of my errands done before 6 pm,” aRead full post
Posted: 2:35 pm on May 20, 2011 3 Comments
By now, you've probably seen newscasts, YouTube videos, Tweets, Facebook chatter, and billboards, declaring the message that Christ is going to return tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, 2011. You've probably heard that there's going to be a tremendous earthquake that will kill millions of people, and that the church is going to be raptured, and escape God's wrath; and five months later on October 21, 2011, God is going to completely destroy the earth and the universe.
Well according to the Bible,Read full post
Posted: 4:48 am on May 18, 2011 6 Comments
Here we go again. Another doomsday prediction is about to fail. Jesus Christ’s Second Advent can come at any time but He said that it will be when we least expect it, like a thief in the night. Even so, Harold Camping has pegged May 21st, 2011, as the precise day of Christ’s return. He ignores the fact that Jesus said that no man knows when He will return. Paul warned about such men in I Thessalonians 5:2-4 saying, “For you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thiefRead full post
Posted: 9:43 pm on May 12, 2011 3 Comments
In Darwin’s Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection believed that fossil evidence to prove his theory of gradual progression from one species into another, would eventually be found. It has been 150 years and no such evidence exists. Where is the fossil evidence of lizards transitioning into birds? This I would like to see, since their lung functions are so radically different, it could not have happened gradually nor rapidly. No fossil transitions equal no proof. There is notRead full post
Posted: 12:12 pm on April 29, 2011 Be the first to comment on this post
On this day in history, the 29th day of April, 2011. at 11 a.m. in London, England, Prince William and Kate Middleton became Prince William and Princess Katherine of Wales, bonded in the vows of unity in marriage. The service itself was over four hours long and filled with all the traditional pomp and circumstance one would expect from a royal wedding. However, unlike the wedding I saw thirty years ago, there were a few changes that will hopefully influence England and possibly the world forRead full post
Posted: 6:51 am on April 27, 2011 Be the first to comment on this post
Where do you turn for in-depth, comprehensive, relational resources that equip you to speak the truth in love so we can all grow together in Christ? There are numerous great sources available in the Evangelical world today. Another cutting-edge resource is coming your way.
Save the date. On Monday, May 2, 2011, the Biblical Counseling Coalition (BCC) will launch its Blog Site: Truth for Life.
The first week, you can enjoy the following posts from leaders in the biblical counselingRead full post
Posted: 9:26 pm on April 10, 2011 Be the first to comment on this post
Serving Together: The Gospel Coalition and the Biblical Counseling Coalition
Chicago will host the 2011 Gospel Coalition Conference, April 12-14. The theme of this year's conference is They Testify About Me which highlights how all of Scripture, including the Old Testament, center on Christ: His person and work.
The theme is appropriate as The Gospel Coalition exists as "a fellowship of evangelical churches deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reformingRead full post
Posted: 4:43 am on March 17, 2011 Be the first to comment on this post
The images are everywhere. One cannot turn on the television, internet, or radio without hearing or seeing the latest tragedy unfolding in Japan. Never before in my lifetime have I seen such catastrophe. My heart breaks for the victims and all that they have lost. I feel like my feeble prayers cannot reach high enough or far enough and I wonder if they are making a difference. Out of the tragedy stories of survival emerge, triumphant amid the chaos and carnage. A newborn baby rescued, aRead full post
Posted: 6:56 am on March 11, 2011 2 Comments
On March 3, 2011, Phil Zuckerman published an entry for the Huffington Post blog, called “Why Evangelicals Hate Jesus.” A friend of mine, a liberal one at that, posted it on her Facebook page. Given we were college roommates - and I’d like to think myself a fairly tolerant Evangelical Christian - I chose to read the article first, before I got out my torch and pitchfork.
Generally speaking, I’m not one to get up in arms about how people on the outside define my religion. I have found itRead full post