Category Archives: In the news

What’s on your shelf?

One of the things I love to do when I’m at church is check out the tables at our bookstore. The two I’m most interested in are the top sellers and staff picks. I like knowing where the cultural wind is blowing in the Christian community at large – and what in particular my leaders…
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For those in high positions

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior.…
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Go for the prize

The stories of the Olympic athletes are inspiring. We see what they have overcome and what they have sacrificed in order to compete and win. At that level, it’s all or nothing. Our spiritual life is pictured as a race to be run. What is Paul communicating with this image? “Let us lay aside every…
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Politics Aside

We’re in a very political season in our nation. Americans are deeply divided and emotions are running high with increasingly disparate worldviews being expressed. It seems there are two general tendencies within the Christian community. There are those who want to separate and have nothing to do with government or civic practices, essentially creating their…
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