Developing a Biblical Worldview – Worldview Footings: The Case for Vaccines

Three recent observations: 1. Word continues to reach us of self-identified Christians who have fallen ill with Covid. Some have required hospitalization experiencing severe pneumonia symptoms. Given current vaccination statistics, it is safe to assume that the majority of these individuals are unvaccinated. One hospitalized acquaintance reported that all their “Christian” friends encourage them not … More Developing a Biblical Worldview – Worldview Footings: The Case for Vaccines

Leavening the Loaf

The request I am about to make has nothing to do with my blog today. Right now, close your eyes and, for a few moments, picture the color red in your imagination. Great! Now, as you read the rest of this blog, do not imagine the color red. What just happened? Despite my disclaimer, the … More Leavening the Loaf

ANCHORED AND ALIGNED

Anchored in His Person and Presence “For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For men indeed swear by … More ANCHORED AND ALIGNED

PROTECTING THE SANCTITY OF THE PULPIT Part 2 – A Poisonous Leaven

I have spent a lot of time “in the pulpit” over the years. The value system one carries into the pulpit is as crucial as the message. What follows is a reflection of my “in the pulpit” value system. The sanctity of the pulpit. The word pulpit is from the Latin “pulpitum,” which means scaffold or … More PROTECTING THE SANCTITY OF THE PULPIT Part 2 – A Poisonous Leaven

GIDEON’S ARMY – Advancing the Kingdom

An entertaining story in the Old Testament of the Bible focuses on the life and times of Gideon. (For the whole story, read chapters 5 through 8 of the book of Judges) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges%206-8&version=NIV Because of Israel’s disobedience, God had lifted His protection. For seven years, the Midianites had been oppressing Israel. The Midianite tactic of … More GIDEON’S ARMY – Advancing the Kingdom

PROGRESSIVE REVELATION Progress in Understanding Cultural Truth

“The heavens declare the glory of God;  And the firmament shows His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1) God reveals His existence and nature through His physical creation. Likewise, God also reveals Himself through His sovereign oversight of cultural developments. We all have a world view, an understanding grid through which we view life. Developing and articulating a world-view … More PROGRESSIVE REVELATION Progress in Understanding Cultural Truth

UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES – Part 2

We, the disciples of Jesus Christ, are Kingdom expanders, not nation builders. The gospel’s proclamation and the exercise of Jesus’ divine power through the Holy Spirit contributes to the continuing increase of Jesus’ Kingdom. Kingdom expansion is not dependent on human political power or military might.   There is a thought-provoking dialog between Jesus and … More UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES – Part 2