Scorecard For a Healthy Church

"Those that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God"-Psalm 92:13 "He cannot have God for his Father who does not have the church for his Mother."-Augustine Have you ever held an acorn in your hand? Then you've held an oak tree in your hand. What it … Continue reading Scorecard For a Healthy Church

The Church and You 2: Frequently Asked Questions

In our most recent article, we examined the vital role that the local church plays in a Christian's life. The importance of the local church is something I learned very early in my Christian walk, and it has become one of the real passions in my life. I am a firm believer that many spiritual … Continue reading The Church and You 2: Frequently Asked Questions

Bullfrogs & Butterflies: What Is Meant By The Term “Born Again?”

  A few years ago, I was working in children's church on a Sunday night. Paul, the praise and worship leader, had us sing a catchy little song with a very profound message. The song was called Bullfrogs and Butterflies. The theme of the song is that both bullfrogs and butterflies undergo a dramatic transformation. … Continue reading Bullfrogs & Butterflies: What Is Meant By The Term “Born Again?”

The Ten Commandments and Religious Liberty

This was a paper I wrote for a Political Science class I took back in the early 2000s. While the issues today are different, the underlying issues are very much the same. The inscription on our nation’s beloved Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, gives us a stirring exhortation to "Proclaim Liberty throughout the land, to all … Continue reading The Ten Commandments and Religious Liberty