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Thank God for Arguments

Many couples assume conflict means they have marital problems. It is truer to say conflict means a marriage exists. By pressing into conflict we learn how to love each other better and move toward the goal of marriage: oneness. ...

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Leftover Questions

The resurrection is proof of God's radical commitment to his creation. He loves all of it, and is committed to redeeming it completely. ...

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The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce

My review of Judith Wallerstein's important book: "The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce." On my 45th birthday I have much to be thankful for: family, friends, work. My entire life has been one example after another of falling backwards into grace. Yet with all those blessings, I am still haunted by my parents' divorce. Having deep instability at that point in your life sha...

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Law -- Words You Thought You Knew

The law goes far beyond our outward, bodily actions. We must keep the law from our hearts or we do not keep it at all. ...

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Putting Testosterone to Work

Why did God give men all this testosterone if He didn't want us to use it? We still have enemies we need to fight. Identify them, and fight to win....

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Never By Yourself

Week in and week out, we make promises to ourselves. We will never commit this sin again. We will throw away the phone number, the liquor bottle, or block the website. We make deals with ourselves, "I will let it slide this time, but if I commit that sin again, I'm going to confess. In truth, with the Holy Spirit you can put any sin to death but you will never do it b...

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Like a Man: Why Even Try?

God has saved us from sin and all its effects. As we strive toward holiness, he works in us making us desire what is good and empowering us to do what is good. ...

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Like a Man

Clearly we have a sense that being a man means something. Even that a man is a noble thing to become. The bible shares that sentiment by the way (For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God . . . 1 Corinthians 11:7 ESV). We even seem to come into the world with an implicit knowledge that being a man involves hard and worthwhile tasks. So w...

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Confessions of an Ashamed Pastor

On most days shame overwhelms me. On most days I feel like I have disappointed those who know me best. On most days I feel like I have earned the scorn that I am sure everyone feels toward me. On most days I am so disappointed with myself, that I cannot even remember what Jesus thinks of me....

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Atheism Part 2: Has Christianity Improved the World?

While Christians have had their warts, we must remind ourselves that Christianity has had a tremendous positive impact on science, modern education, and social change for centuries. ...

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