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Unpopular Decision Making

There are some decisions in life that will be unpopular even if they are right. We often put some much emphasis on making a decision based on utilitarianism, (the greatest good for the greatest number of people), majority or...

Antiques

This summer my beautiful wife and I walked around an antique store. The store was massive with hundreds or maybe even thousands of items from decades long ago. And what struck me as I was looking at all these...

Social Club or Meaningful Community?

The word meaningful has lost some of it’s meaningfulness. In this era of quick thrills, bells and whistles, our definition of meaningful can be summed up in whatever makes me feel good now. We say a sermon we just...

Where Up is Down and Less is More

I work a lot with University students. The nice thing you get to see when working with students is a lot of anticipation and hope for the future. Almost every student thinks they will have a great future. It...

Tis the Season for Change

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. For many of us that means food, family and football. But for others of us it means the last day before the big Christmas season kicks off. I have always wondered why...

A Call to Passion for a Worthy Cause

I have been a little under the weather this week which is why this is a day late and going to be a little shorter than usual. You all can pray for recovery, for guidance and for help as...

Simple Service

As Christians, we understand the importance of service. If you look at some of the greatest charities all over the world throughout history, many were started and are still run by Christians. During the plague that wiped out one...

Jesus + Nothing = Everything

For some reason, we seem to think that Jesus isn’t enough for us in our modern world. We seem to think that in order to find joy we need Jesus and something else. This week, I heard a pastor...

The Beauty of being Wanted

It’s nice to feel needed isn’t it? I think it is human nature to enjoy the feeling that someone needs us. Mom’s love it when their children need them, (well maybe not when they are little all the time,...