The New Testament Condemns Homosexuality as Sin

Some say the only the Old Testament condemns homosexuality and so it does not apply. However, the New Testament also calls it a sin. This article outlines what God’s Word says about being gay.

Homosexuality and the Bible

Israel Defends Itself Against Hamas and Iran

You read that right! Israel’s not only dealing with Hamas, but also indirectly Iran. Hamas, the Palestinian terror group based in Gaza, has been using Iranian missiles capable of striking targets up to seventy miles away. From Gaza they have fired at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, but Israel’s “Iron Dome” anti-missile defense system has been […]


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 […]