How to Respond to Critics

How to Respond to Critics

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Hogwash! Words do hurt. It’s better to say, Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will break my heart. The effect of harmful words outlast any physical blow. Among the trials we face in...
Ministry can be Messy

Ministry can be Messy

Church life would be great if it weren’t for people! The above statement may bring a smile to your face, but I’m afraid it is often true. People can make a mess of some wonderful experiences. We expect problems at work, government, society and even in the...
Christians in an Age of Outrage

Christians in an Age of Outrage

Our world is changing. We live in a fractured and broken world that desperately needs healing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But too often it is the world that is making changes to the church, rather than the church positively changing our world. Today’s...
Speaking in Tongues? Some Warnings.

Speaking in Tongues? Some Warnings.

Speaking in tongues is a most controversial spiritual gift. I preached a message from 1 Corinthians 14 this past Sunday and shared some of its principles with our congregation. I thought I would share them with you. Problems surrounding speaking in tongues have been...
Christian Unity: Four Reasons

Christian Unity: Four Reasons

Bacon and eggs. Peanut butter and jelly. Chips and salsa. Oreos and milk. French fries and ketchup.  Some things are just better together. God designed the church to be better together. The church is best when it is working together. Like a healthy human body, every...