“Father I want to obey you, but I struggle to find the power to obey”, or some variation of this prayer, has been prayed at one time or another by every single authentic follower of Christ. Some of us have been Christians for most of our lives, yet the process of spiritual transformation remians a … More Knowing God Part 1
Psalm 1  Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;  but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.  He is like a … More Devotions from Psalm 1
Hallowed Be Your Name In my last article I talked about my personal struggle finding my way to a meaningful life of prayer. I kept at it, making tons of mistakes along the way, but God led me to the eventual enjoyment of a rich, full, and free personal relationship with Him. I found the … More Using the The Lord’s Prayer as a Guide: Part 2
This past Sunday as I taught through Hosea 7, I drew several parallels between the state of Israel in Hosea’s time period, and the state of our own nation and church today. Some of the parallels I made were rising crime and increased border difficulties (vs 1), a public that generally recognizes something is wrong, … More The Search for the Fountain of Youth and the Destruction of the American Church and State
I opened up my fb page today, and had a message from the daughter of a long time friend, and here was her question, and my response. Unnamed College Student: What is a historical/confessional understanding of Sola Scriptura? And how does that relate to the charismatic movement and what they teach? Me: Ok, that’s a … More My Answer to a College Student in Plain English: Is Cessationsim Biblical?
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As a number of men have recently blogged on the plague of pornography, and offered help for protecting your family and redeeming your life from it (see Tim Challies, “The Porn-Free Family“; Eric Simmons, “I Hate Porn“; John Piper, “Pornography: The New Narcotic“), I thought I would join with these other…
The stats are staggering, young people are leave the church in droves. I’ve read the statistics, and as a Youth Pastor I’ve got some experience in these matters. If you want to know why I am so intent on creating an integrated body @ Solomon’s Porch, you should read this article. If you want to … More What’s so uncool about cool churches?
Discipling Dads Why? I grew up with out a father to lead and guide me through the early years of my life. When I became a follower of Jesus at the age of 22 the Lord impressed upon me that I needed to prepare myself to be a man that, by the grace of God, … More New Men’s Discipleship Starting Up Soon!
How do you know if you are filled with the Spirit of God? What’s the difference between the fruit of the Spirit and the filling of the Holy Spirit? Check out the latest Discipling Dads video blog to find out. Discipling Dads “Fruit of the Spirit vs Filled with the Spirit” Discipling Dads Men’s Prayer … More New Discipling Dads Video Blog