Rightly Divided – now available

A few weeks ago, many of you participated in a Facebook poll to help me choose a name. A special shout-out to Missionary Chris Reed who suggested the name Rightly Divided. This book is now available in the Kindle store as a free download until Monday as a way to say thanks for the help. This… Read More »

We Give Thanks!

 America is enjoying her “Black Friday” and getting geared up for “Cyber Monday.” Once again, a national holiday is more commercialized than celebrated. If we are not careful – and not intentional – we can get caught up in the busyness of the season and forget its purpose. If ever a people existed who had… Read More »

A Good Soldier

Paul often used every day occurrences to teach spiritual truth. In writing to the church at Ephesus, he reminded them of the importance of having on their armor. To the pastor at Ephesus (Timothy), he reminded him to “endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. In thinking about that phrase, “a good soldier,”… Read More »

Christian Education – an investment…

Most of us have heard the phrase, “Christian education doesn’t cost; it pays!” This is not entirely true…there is a cost. Yet, the statement is true in the sense that Christian education pays…it’s worth it – it is an investment. From Kindergarten through the tenth grade, I was in a public school system. When my… Read More »

A Snapshot of Theology in America

A few years ago, LifeWay Research and Ligonier ministries teamed up to test the current trends in American theology. The results were not encouraging. Notice some of the disturbing trends: 60% believe Jesus is fully God and fully man. 63% believe God is perfect and incapable of making a mistake. 47% believe God is the… Read More »

The Sufficiency of Scripture

Recently, I had the privilege to preach for a former student, Pastor Chris Casillas, just outside of Denver, CO. He had scheduled a “Scripture Sunday,” with the intent of emphasizing some of the characteristics of the Word of God.  Specifically, we dealt with Scripture’s reliability, preservation, and its sufficiency. It was a blessing to be… Read More »

Liberty and Justice for all…

Yesterday, we celebrated Independence Day. The Red, White, and Blue waved over many households. Fireworks exploded around us. We enjoyed time with family and we had an opportunity to be grateful for God’s providence in establishing this great land of America. Whenever we recite the Pledge of Allegiance, we remember the final words, “One nation,… Read More »

Declared Guilty…

I love the book of Romans. For over twenty years I have had the privilege to teach this book at West Coast Baptist College. Over the years, it has become one of my two favorite books (those who have sat in my class room could probably guess my other favorite book!). In the first three… Read More »

Raising Children with Nurture and Admonition

Raising daughters to love Jesus in a society that is so secular presents unique challenges. We are blessed to have five daughters who, though not perfect, have a heart for God. We really enjoy spending time together and we have made a lot of fun memories through the years. We embrace “the stares” from the… Read More »

Connected to His Body

Do you remember the “Mr. Potato Head” from your childhood days? What you thought was simple fun is actually a great illustration of Paul’s teaching concerning the church. In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul mentions that we are all members of one body. Mr. Potato Head is a perfect specimen of this truth! This toy has… Read More »