Why Should I Go To Church?

As a future pastor, this question bugs me. I come across Christians from all different walks of life who somehow get it in their heads that since they’re Christian, church isn’t required. Actually, the opposite is true. Church is required because you’re Christian! If you’re not Christian, obviously church isn’t required. After all, why would an unbeliever…

His Love Endures Forever

Psalm 118:1, Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever! Often at funerals, whether we attend one ourselves or watch one on a fictional TV show, the minister will say something like this, “He will live on in the memory of his friends and family.” How depressing it…

Stop Expecting the Secular World to be Christlike

For the last several years, perhaps even decades and centuries, society has been increasingly ignoring and denying the reality of sin. In June 2015, for example, the U.S. Supreme Court ignored the sin of homosexuality and decided to legalise gay “marriage.” Also, instead of giving transgender people the psychological help they need, President Obama wrote…

God’s Very Heart

Philemon 12, I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart. Let me tell you a short parable: A mother gently lays her hand on her son’s clean-shaven cheek. She takes a hair off his cap, straightens his shirt a little bit, and as her fingers accidentally brush against the orders in his hand,…

Love as Jesus Loved

1 Peter 1:22-2:3, Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding Word of God; for, “All flesh is like grass and all its glory…

If You’re Single on Valentine’s Day

If you’re like me and you’re single on Valentine’s Day, it’s okay to love yourself. Take the sage advice of Tom and Donna on the right and “treat yo self!” If you’re unfamiliar with the show these two actors performed on—Parks & Recreation—Tom and Donna had an annual tradition in which they would take one…

Rooted in the Faith: Love

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” If you read my blog entry, Christian Youth: Love, hopefully you read the article I wrote for Geeks Under Grace about Christian love. If not, you can click here to read it. However,…