Pornography & The Church

“I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:28).  Aren’t daily devotions like this one supposed to be encouraging? Why would I bring up pornography in a devotional? Because it’s the number one problem in the church today. Consider these tragic statistics from the … Learn More

Do You Know Who You Are? You Are What You Do

Perhaps you’ve heard a story like this before. Jason is 19-years old. He wants to take a year-long break from school before going to college so that he can backpack Europe and go find himself. He asks for money from his parents and away he goes, seeing sites, meeting women, perhaps bedding a few, maybe a little experimentation with drugs, and the … Learn More

When God Calls, Get Ready, Cuz You May Not Like It

A while back I took a large number of professional and personality assessments to help me hone in on what my greatest strengths and desires are so that I can know what kind of ministry assignments I should pursue. I wanted to know what I can do that fits me best. Perhaps you want the same thing? During one assessment … Learn More

Does Marriage Mean Anything?

“Let marriage be held in honor among all” (Hebrews 13:4). During a recent conversation I was challenged by the statement, “Marriage doesn’t mean anything. It’s a piece of paper. It actually takes more commitment to live with someone than it does to marry them. I’d rather know I’m committed to that person because everyday I choose to stay, rather than … Learn More

There’s No Such Thing As Compassion Without Passion

I have to love him, but it doesn’t mean I have to like him! Have you ever heard anyone express this idea? Perhaps you’ve said it yourself? I know I certainly have. The problem with this statement is that it has no foundation in the Bible. In fact, this kind of statement actually contradicts what the Bible actually teaches. We … Learn More

Yes, I’m Going To Push My Religion On You. Here’s Why

Are you one of those people who gets offended or stand-off-ish when a Christian wants to share his or her faith with you? Well, I’m one of those Christians. I want to share my faith with you. But you may think that I’m just pushing my religion or values on you. I have a message for you. That’s exactly what … Learn More