Boot Camp for Evil

Have you ever watched news coverage of mass killings and wondered why people do such things? Whether it is an innocent person trying to escape the scene, a mother holding her baby or a grandmother who cannot defend herself, they all meet the…

A Root of Conflict

  When Jesus stood before Pilate in Matthew 27, he watched the characters, listened to their nonsense and thought to himself, “It was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.”  When he washed his hands, he knew that behind…

Leadership Qualifications: Balancing Tensions

Churches are usually mindful of the biblical qualifications for spiritual leaders in the church found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.  Since leaders live in a world of tension, here are some balances which might be helpful when looking for people…

Passing Your Torch!

The reason that you are a believer in Christ is that someone passed the torch of faith to you.  It is in your hands now, so what are you going to do with it?  Give it away or burn your fingers?   The Apostle Paul desperately wanted…

24 Inches

How great is the gap between a grandfather and his grandchildren?  I was surprised to discover that it is much less than I thought.   Susie and I spent Christmas with four of our nine wonderful grandchildren.  I often wondered how…