Why Bother – Part 2

In a previous article, I explored some of the hazards of ministry for my fellow pastors – discouragement, disillusionment with people, and a lack of being able to see results from our efforts. While these are legitimate struggles, they are not the final word. Every job and anything we attempt for the Kingdom will have […]



Heart Battles 2

Our heart pumps blood throughout our physical bodies in a marvelous way. Flowing freely in our human bodies, the blood is essential to our survival. When the Scripture uses the word heart, in most places it is referring not to the physical pump, but to our thoughts, intentions, and place of our emotions.  Jeremiah 17:9 […]

What’s the Point of Praying? 4

If you are bothered by honest confessions of someone that struggles then perhaps this would be a good time to quit reading. I have been a Christian for almost 40 years and a pastor for over 30, yet I struggle. Sometimes I just do not get this whole prayer thing. Shocking isn’t it. There are […]


Faith, Philosophers and Suffering 3

I was speaking with a couple of young men this week in my office and the topic of suffering came up. Really, it was more a conversation surrounding why God allows such things in His creation. The philosophers love to discuss this subject and often issue a forced choice set of presuppositions that begins something […]

Well, That Was Not Fun 3

  The election is finally over and the results are in, most of them anyway. Some states will probably be counting and recounting for months. The bottom line is that we are a divided country. Of course, we knew this, but last night proved it yet again. Millions of people went to their voting places […]