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

The Social Science of God’s Love

Here’s an interesting excerpt from an article pulled from LiveScience.com on the effects of religion on children, and by intimation, the home. Kids with religious parents are better behaved and adjusted than other children, according to a new study that is the first to look at the effects of religion on young child development.The conflict that arises when parents regularly … Learn More

“People Only Believe What Their Culture Tells Them About Religion.” Wanna Bet?

Have you seen those memes on social media about the one true religion? They usually go something like this: “Out of the thousands of religions that exist, the only one you were exposed to as a child is the only ‘true’ religion? What an amazing coincidence!” Reality check. All over the world, people are abandoning their ‘true religion’ for Jesus … Learn More

Ask Tom: Divorce & Gay Marriage In The Church

Recently, my friend Dave wrote to me about divorce and gay marriage. He wanted to know why churches accept the divorced (though God hates divorce) but don’t accept gay marriage. Here is my response. Dave: Divorce was permitted, Jesus said, because of hardness of heart (Matthew 19:8).  The Bible does not speak, specifically, about gay marriage. But we can make … Learn More

The Most Important Job In The World

If you are involved in ministry, whether personally on your free time, or professionally, you are doing the most important work in the world. That is not an exaggeration.  Many times after our ministry in Mongolia separated from Eagle TV and became AMONG Mongolia I had been called by representatives from Eagle TV asking to use our ministry airtime for … Learn More

The Church Is Doing Just Fine, Thank You

American society is in decline. There’s no denying the obvious. It doesn’t matter if we examine our political influence or our spiritual history, there is no denying that America is in decline. America will eventually go the way of all nations. That is not to be pessimistic, it is simply an historical observation. Those who care deeply for their country … Learn More

The Show Must Go On, Regardless

I recently read an article in Christian Ministry Magazine about the television work of Joel Osteen and Phil Cooke. For those unfamiliar, Joel Osteen pastors the largest church in the United States with some 40,000 attendees. Phil Cooke is widely know in television and movie circles as an excellent producer who helps bring Christian TV productions up to Hollywood standards. … Learn More