Trash or Treasure? My thoughts on so-called ‘church traditions.’

Church Traditions.  For some, those words placed next to each other feel like a pinched nerve. For others, they're like a battle cry for the preservation of your generation.  But, whose right? When it comes to church tradition—should we trash them in the name of contemporary culture, or herald them as an honorable heritage? Probably … Continue reading Trash or Treasure? My thoughts on so-called ‘church traditions.’

Yes, God is still for His Children.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18, ESV. This is what the Apostle Paul immediately confesses after rejoicing over the magnificent claim that to be in Christ is to also be a blessed child of God, … Continue reading Yes, God is still for His Children.

How God deals with Lingering Lot.

It’s a story we are all too familiar with: Sodom and Gomorrah. In fact, I would be willing to say that your familiarity is so strong that you could easily rehearse the facts without much mental effort. Shoot, you might even be able quote Ezekiel’s prophetic explanation of the ancient twin cities ominous destruction. Kudos … Continue reading How God deals with Lingering Lot.

How the Tower of Babel Comes Up Short.

What was happening in the land of Shinar? You have probably never given much thought to the genealogies in the Bible, especially those recorded in Genesis. Their names are difficult to enunciate, they seem foreign to our Western minds, and we may ponder if these parts are as inspired as the epic historical narratives that … Continue reading How the Tower of Babel Comes Up Short.

The God Who Chooses to Redeem.

One Momentous Theological Point. I once read, in a book teaching effective communication, that building a sermon around one major point is extremely effective. I remember laughing to myself because I struggle to zone down my sermon points from like 20 theological conclusions to the good old fashioned three Baptist alliterated points, that is all … Continue reading The God Who Chooses to Redeem.