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An Open Letter to Public Servants, Part I

Dear Public Servant, You have already been long embarked on a mission to bring a political agenda to the municipal, state or national stage.  This path seems sometimes long and always arduous.  As a political student, spectator and sometimes participant... Continue Reading →

Forgiveness is…

Forgiveness might be one of the most significant concepts in relationships.  It also might be the most misunderstood. First, we cannot discuss forgiveness if we depart from the basis of forgiveness with God: the death of Christ.  Christ’s blood has... Continue Reading →

Why can we not endure our lives?

The longer I live and serve God’s people, the more I witness how we have come to love formulas and quick fixes for life’s issues.  We probably aren’t any different from people of other ages.  Yet, for us, the good... Continue Reading →

Latest and Greatest!

Friends, the latest audio from our study of Gospel Powered Parenting is uploaded here and at iTunes (Bentworld Broadcast)! Also, class notes for all the lessons studies so far are at the following address: Gospel Powered Parenting Class Notes There... Continue Reading →

Not as Children

Ahh…the Kingdom of Christ.  I’ve had the opportunity to interact with children who consider themselves kings.  (They live in our homes, attend our churches, play soccer together - you get the picture.)  They may know about discipline, authority and obedience;... Continue Reading →

You with Us, We with You

I continue to be provoked by a discussion about parenting in light of eternity.  The affect it has had on me as a parent has been to clarify the things of parenting.  I will (and do!) still struggle in making... Continue Reading →

Nobody likes Underlings

I was thinking about kingdoms today.  Check out the basics: God is King of His Kingdom – Psalm 24:7-10 7Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.... Continue Reading →

Brothers and Sisters II: Audience

We have a problem in our relationships.  If you're single, you've likely struggled with this problem.  If you're married, I could show you how you have the same issue. When it comes to relational intelligence, we stink.  I've mentioned several... Continue Reading →

What is ‘sex’ when you’re not married, anyway?

Going back a bit in time to October 2008...Sex, etc., has become  relevant topic for discussion again (is it ever irrelevant?). "Is it OK to smooch?"  One of my first 11 reasons for delaying the K-I-S-S was because of my... Continue Reading →

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