Making Independence Day Last All Year

Willie Nelson has been telling us for years that there always comes a time to “Turn out the lights, the party’s over.” For many the July 4th celebrations can continue for one or two more days because Independence Day fell on a Friday. For others, though, Saturday is just another work day. Whether you are […]

Dwight D. Eisenhower Independence Day quote over American Flag

Monument to the Forefathers

Celebrate Freedoms Before They Disappear

Over the past century and a half—and more rapidly under the past two administrations, one Republican, one Democrat—the US Constitution has been used to justify actions that would make King George, whom the Declaration of Independence criticized, look like a libertarian. In the name of security, freedom, and all somehow based on the document that […]

Nine Factors That Hinder Evangelism: Rainer's Seven Plus Two More

Thom Rainer published a very timely article discussing an issue that I’ve been highlighting for years: a lack of evangelism among local churches. In his article he outlines seven factors that “hinder” evangelism. Rainer states that, There is no priority of evangelism. . . . Many laypersons believe that evangelism is what we pay the […]

Nine factors hindering evangelism in churches: an addendum to Thom Rainer's article.

Midway at the Texas State Fair.

Churches are Midways, Pastors are Barkers 1

When my family and I go to the Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas, one of the areas we usually skip is the midway. Despite its fun music, bright lights, and colorful stuffed animals, we just can’t reconcile spending the exorbitant amounts of money generally needed to partake of its offerings. Nevertheless, midways attract thousands […]

New Responsive Design 1

As you can see, the website has undergone a major redesign. The previous design was based on the Graphene theme. While it’s a versatile and highly customizable theme, Graphene failed to offer the flexibility and responsiveness necessary to adapt to smart phones and tablets without purchasing an additional theme. While plugins can be used to […]

New website

When it comes to dating, "stop looking" is not bad advice, but very good advice.

Response To RELEVANT Magazine’s Bad Dating Advice: Why The Worst Advice Isn’t So Bad 1   Recently updated !

RELEVANT published an online article recently outlining the top five “horrible” dating advices. The author, Eric Demeter, outlined five pieces of advice that he deemed bad advice to those who are dating. Demeter wrote regarding the most horrible piece of advice: To date, here are the top five worst pieces of dating advice I’ve received: […]

Using Two Pieces of Paper to Refute Karma and Tell the True Gospel

Karma is a popular belief today. It states that if you do good, good will come to you; if you do bad, you’ll endure bad things. This idea, when applied to the afterlife, teaches that if you do enough good things, then you’ll be let into heaven because God will see that all the good […]

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Toddlers fighting over a cup

When Adults are Merely Big Toddlers 2

The other evening I had the opportunity to witness a group of individuals engage in a dialogue regarding issues pertinent . . . oh, I can’t spin it that well. I had the chance to watch grown adults behave like undisciplined toddlers. The setting was a political gathering (which always seems to attract the biggest, […]