Cover page for "A Story About Forgiving"

Why Christians Speak Out or Why They Should

“Love.” That is my one word answer to the question, “Why should Christians speak out about what God says is wrong?” What do I mean by wrong? By wrong, I mean sinful. By sinful I mean filled with law breaking. By law breaking I mean breaking…

Olympic Glory and God’s Glory

Aly Raisman’s 2012 Olympic gold-medal winning floor exercise  was awe-inspiring – I couldn’t help but hold my breath and cheer her on during the performance.  Her routine compelled my spontaneous applause and ecstatic comments. “That was perfect!” “Excellent!”  “Amazing!” “It couldn’t have been better!” “She…

U.S. Coast Guard Swimmer & Helicopter 2014 Photo

Saved! From What?

I grew up in a rural Southern Baptist church where, at the end of the service, you were invited to “come forward” and “be saved.”  As a child, I did not think it strange to speak of someone in our church or community as ‘saved’…

Theology and Cooling Love

My former pastor, Carey Olson, in conclusion to a week focused on missions, preached a sermon titled, The Gospel of the Kingdom, from Matthew 24:1-14. In v.3 of this passage, the disciples asked, …  what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of…