Our Priorities in light of the Christmas Story

Our Priorities in light of the Christmas Story

Black Fridays, shopping Saturdays, crammed schedules. The Christmas season can become quite unlike the Christmas story, and our priorities can be quite different from God’s priorities. Our mindset in December… and most of the year We get obsessed with a retail...
Lean not on Your Own Understanding of Money

Lean not on Your Own Understanding of Money

Proverbs 3:5-6 might be the most scribbled-on-greeting-cards verse in the Bible. The danger with familiarity, though, is that it can bring complacency. The more that we hear something the more we can be in danger of letting it flow in one ear and out the other....
Your church music is incomplete if…

Your church music is incomplete if…

Everyone has an opinion on the topic of Church music. Should we have loud music or quiet music? Should there be lights and fog? Should we use hymns, psalms, or modern songs? What instruments should we use? The reality is that great Christians will answer these...
Generous Giving and Tithing: 4 reasons to give

Generous Giving and Tithing: 4 reasons to give

There are few things make us tense up like giving or reading the Bible’s commands about money and wealth. We struggle to believe that generous giving is obedient, missional, evangelistic, and good for us. Generous giving is obedient Each one must give as he has...
Why Is America So Divided?

Why Is America So Divided?

These days, people are rather predictable. Insert the scandal of the day and opposing sides will form quickly. Rather than just differing on opinion, the sides will get harshly divided. Whether it’s kneeling during an anthem, tax cuts, or a potential abuse of...
Love is not easily angered or triggered

Love is not easily angered or triggered

Everyone is mad now, seemingly all the time. If you go to any social media outlet you will find plenty of outrage. Plenty of people being “triggered.” It’s evidence of one of our favorite sins, anger. There is one verse that seems to convict me more and more everytime...