Burned

I am always amazed by Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.  When King Nebuchadnezzar threatened to throw them into a fiery furnace if they didn’t bow down and worship his idol, they responded, “Go ahead, throw us in!” O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to present a defense to you in this matter.  If our God whom… Read More ›

Can We Handle the Truth?

I have always been a cheap date … literally.  When Amy and I went on our first date, I did not take her to a fancy restaurant and movie theater.  No, our first date was over a bag of Oreos watching a rented copy of the movie “A Few Good Men.”  (I’ll stop here for… Read More ›

Worship Wars

In the last few decades, many churches have found themselves in the midst of the dreaded “worship wars”.  Will we sing traditional hymns or contemporary choruses?  Will we have a choir or a praise band?  Is a screen a tool or a giant TV set?  Is a tie mandatory, optional, or forbidden? Books have been… Read More ›

Pay Attention to the Ripple Effect

The following is an article that was written for week 14 of The Story.  It is reprinted by permission. The decisions you make and the actions you take affect those around you. Rehoboam learned that lesson the hard way.  Rehoboam followed his father Solomon to the throne of Israel.  Solomon had exacted harsh labor on… Read More ›