WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS

It’s nothing new that people would call evil good and good evil or that something known throughout the history of the Church as darkness would now be celebrated as light. In some circles of faith, it might even be considered unloving to define something as evil...

LOUD AND UNCOMFORTABLE

When I was a young boy growing up in a Baptist church, the format of our Sunday morning service was programmed and predictable. In the weekly sameness, something did take place that would occasionally interrupt the placid flow of our Sunday gathering. When it...

PROFOUNDLY SIMPLE

A few years ago, someone spent their entire blog broadcast discrediting my ministry. One of the main points of criticism was that I used too many life stories to illustrate a biblical truth or prophetic insight. He thought my illustrative parables made me somehow...

REMOVING CHOICE

Yesterday, I read that The Passion Translation had been removed from a popular website, Bible Gateway. Bible Gateway is a site that offers a wide variety of versions of the Bible. I use Bible Gateway frequently and appreciate the translation choices they offer, all...

The End of Spiritual Drought

A drought not seen in over a thousand years is taking place in the American West. Reservoirs that once held water for irrigation and power generation are at historic lows. Just this week, Lake Oroville, one of California’s largest lakes, became so low that the power...