What is My Child Listening To?

When I was a teenager, my dad taught the Youth Sunday School class at our church.  It was not uncommon, therefore, for me to come home on a Saturday night and find my dad sitting up watching music videos on MTV.  (Yes, there was a time when MTV played music videos).  When I asked him… Read More ›

Run It Out

I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything. (Psalm 138:1-2) Baseball managers will often praise… Read More ›

Running Back to Bondage

In their book Religion in America, Winthrop S. Hudson & John Corrigan include a quote by Ezra Stiles in 1760, talking about the need to protect religious liberty in America: The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable; and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for… Read More ›

He Keeps Us Singing

“When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” – Matthew 26:30 Do we ever consider just how unusual this is?  Jesus has just finished sharing his final meal with his disciples.  As they were gathered around the table, Jesus has already told them that one of them is a… Read More ›

Having Compassion on Our Children

“As a father has compassion for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.” – Psalm 103:13 “And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” – Ephesians 6:4 “Because I said so.”  I waited my whole child and… Read More ›

It’s Time to Hope

In 2 Corinthians 4:1, the apostle Paul writes, “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.” Interesting that Paul has so much hope about “this ministry”, because it certainly involved much frustration and pain. As a matter of fact, Paul writes this very letter to try to make amends… Read More ›