Christian, Be on Your Guard

Where do you get your information about spiritual things? Have you noticed? There are a lot of voices out there. Church leaders, authors with a Christian label, all kinds of self-help and better-life and here’s-how advisors. Many of them sound great. And many of them are not actually pointing us to Jesus or to truth, even… Continue reading Christian, Be on Your Guard


Christian, Don’t Clear Your Mind

Any practice that tells you to clear your mind is not biblical. It can sound good, I know, but when you compare it to Scripture: Jesus said the MOST IMPORTANT commandment is to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul *and with all your mind* and with all… Continue reading Christian, Don’t Clear Your Mind


You’ve Got Us; Who’s Got YOU?

For those who feel the burden of responsibility on your shoulders, who work so hard to love well and take care of those around you, who sacrifice and pour yourself out for others: where does *your* help come from? Or, to paraphrase Lois Lane's worthwhile question: you're holding us; who's holding you? Anyone who’s flown… Continue reading You’ve Got Us; Who’s Got YOU?


New Year’s Resolution (or Not)

Maybe you’re a New-Year’s-resolutions-type person. Maybe (like me) you’re not. Either way, I would like to encourage this, for all of us, for today and for 2023 and for the rest of our days: Pursue Truth. Read the Bible.Study the Bible. This is where Truth is found.  Spend time and effort to learn and understand,… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution (or Not)


(Bad News and) Good News

In honor of Christmas, I’d like to offer a brief summary of Christianity. There are a lot of misconceptions out there; maybe this can help clarify a bit.  What do you want first, the good news or the bad news?Actually, the good news won’t make any sense unless you know the bad news.…and the bad… Continue reading (Bad News and) Good News

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When the Bible is Hard to Understand

How should we think about the tough passages? John 6:60 Recently, I watched a video teaching that gave a very good explanation of a passage of Scripture that’s very hard to understand. (You can watch it here.) I'd like to share a thought process I had after watching that. Maybe it will be helpful to more… Continue reading When the Bible is Hard to Understand


You Are Enough*

You are enough.* You are worthy.* You are perfect just as you are.* I think people say these things to be encouraging, but honestly? It’s a huge backfire. If you’re enough, and you’re worthy, and you’re perfect, then …why do you keep messing up? Why do you make mistakes, or choose wrong things, or fail… Continue reading You Are Enough*