How We Die

This interactive graphic is fascinating to me - How Americans Die.  Click on this link and then scroll through the interactive graphic. Here area  couple of observations. Everyone dies and although age is the most common factor, by no means is it the only factor. Consider then the brevity of life. The mortality rate has dropped, […]

The Christian and Homosexuality -Part 2

I recently wrote an article bemoaning the persistent and pervasive forcing of our nation to live in a fantasy world. One where marriage does not mean marriage, but basically means “an expression of love.” And this is the heart of the gay marriage debate. The argument has been framed in such a way that it […]

Gay Marriage Stuff – Part 1

On December 20, 2013 a U.S. District Judge ordered Utah’s defense of marriage legislation unconstitutional, in effect overturning a legally approved ban on same sex marriage that was passed by Utah voters in 2004. Many states across this nation seem to be dropping like flies through both judicial and legislative processes as of late regarding […]

Grace on the Net

“Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” (Colossians 4:5-6) As noted previously, the direct application is to our gospel witness with our lives that we engage in on a daily […]

Spiritual Communication Today

The next several articles will focus on these two verses written by the Apostle Paul to the Colossians applied to the various venues of communication that take place in our current culture. This first installment will provide the overview of the contextual meaning of the verses. “Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming […]

Killing Sin and Gardens

In the classic work by John Owen, The Mortification of Sin we learn the importance of a believer killing sin as they walk in the grace and faith of Jesus Christ. Richard Rushing abridged and edited the puritan’s classic work (the men are reading this particular edition during our fellowship time on the first Thursday […]

I Have Raised You Up

“For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.” (Romans 9:17)  A few days ago, I was enjoying the cool of the evening (for the first time in a while it seems) in our backyard reading […]

Reason and Revelation

Some Christian believers might suggest that human reason is always foolish. Unconverted philosophers teach that Divine revelation is useless even non-existent. But truly as created humans, we are given the responsibility by our Creator to exercise human reason undergirded with Divine Revelation. That is to say, we must use our God-given logical processes supported and […]

O Man of God

We are studying 1 Timothy 3 in our morning worship. This is a very convicting portion of Scripture. In thinking through these virtues necessary for the minster of God’s church, I was encouraged to adapt them into a more prose style as a personal letter being written to a pastor or aspiring pastor. Go to […]

The Tune of Grace

The fountain of praise springing from my lips is dry And my heart is filled with longing and grief O that someone would help me find my wings to fly When will I see your face and finally feel relief? My soul aches to know you and experience sweet release From all that this vile […]