God Comes Upon His Temple

As a child, I always loved newspapers. While I was a student in a Lutheran elementary school, I decided to try to begin a school newspaper. However, upon bringing this idea before my principal she recommended that I produce a proposal. Whether it was my primary school aged hubris or pure inability to imagine a … More God Comes Upon His Temple

Why Pastors

What is the job of a pastor? I’ve often heard the joke go around that it must be great to be a pastor because you only have to work one hour a week. Now there are shameful pastors who are in fact lazy, and will be held accountable to the Lord for everything they have … More Why Pastors

Thou Shalt Not Kill?

What is a Christian response to armed violence? Now that is a charged question for you! As the nation continues to divide itself over various moral issues, inevitably the question comes forward: How should a Christian respond? Normally these sort of ethical discussions are reserved for coffeeshops and pubs, Sunday school classrooms, and even pulpits … More Thou Shalt Not Kill?

Look at Yourself

Just this week I had the pleasure of speaking with a pastor friend of mine in India. We have been speaking and praying with each other for little over a year now. I cannot help but feel encouraged every time I have the privilege of speaking with him. Following our conversations, I am often reminded … More Look at Yourself

Mystery of Mysteries

The Bible, as THE BOOK of books, holds within its volumes the actions of God in creation. We learn much of God's actions with man, both in righteous wrath as well as, His merciful hand of redemption. But one particular doctrine has always been central to the church: the blessed Trinity. When we gather to … More Mystery of Mysteries

Don’t Abandon Each Other

In such an instant gratification society, it's easy to see why one of the greatest concerns in our day is missing out on something better. We live in a world where commitments are as fear inducing as rattling snake. The concern is always in limiting one's potential by being grounded somewhere, with someone or for … More Don’t Abandon Each Other

A Time of Testing

For many of us, we often see our lives as a flipbook of the mundane. Our schedules become repetitious, and thoroughly predictable. But in the midst of this string of the ordinary, God may come, and present to us a defining moment in our lives. A moment when our actions will have repercussions that may … More A Time of Testing

His Death is Your Life

Do you know that you need Jesus's death to reconcile you to God? Jesus said "the bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh." (John 6:51 ESV) Jesus Christ had to die in order to forgive our sins. Lighting a candle could not do it. Putting some money in … More His Death is Your Life

A Spiritual Feast

When was the last time a stunning pice of art caused to stop what you were doing and consider it? Art has this remarkable ability to draw us in, and consider something familiar from a new perspective. In many ways, the arts allow us to most reflect our Creator God in one of His most … More A Spiritual Feast