In the past two weeks, I have ministered at two different LGBTQ+ events in Washington and people have been curious as to why I choose to evangelize at such events. It is true, the environment is increasingly hostile to anything remotely Christian. It’s loud. It’s chaotic. The overt display of “pride” is often times obscene and pornographic. To be perfectly honest, there are a whole host of things I’d rather spend my Saturday afternoons doing than attend an event knowing that
As I look upon the spiritual landscape of this valley at the dawn of a new year, I am more and more convinced that what sparked the Reformation, the American Revolution, the revivals of the first and second great awakening, and what is desperately needed in this valley, is fire that is preached from the pulpit. The pulpit or preaching, rather has been and will always be the instrument by which God will transform both individual and nation. The gospel, according to Romans 1:16
In just a matter of days, Christians all across the world are going to be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus--That glorious and momentous event of a rolled away stone, an empty tomb, and a conquering Savior defeating humanity’s greatest adversary, Death. Although many would try to cast doubt on whether or not the Resurrection ever took place, the historical fact is Christ has really risen, and he has risen indeed. To the believer, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is everyt
In the Scriptures there is one poignant question that has been jumping out at me lately and it is found in James 4:14 where it says “What is your life?” It seems rather a difficult question to answer due to its scope. Added to the complexity, is this question is deeply personal and the answer would vary from person to person depending on their background, present situation and circumstance. But really, have you considered lately what is your life? I suppose the reason why t
As I sit reflecting about my mission to New Orleans, I am still feeling the effects of the movement of God during that extraordinary week. Last week Mardi Gras was in full swing and it was incredible to witness the power of God in the midst of what many would consider absolute chaos. Thousands of people were confronted with the glorious gospel, and I was personally blessed to offer Christ to a great many people. However, sometimes the greatest work doesn’t necessarily happen
January 20th has finally arrived. Donald Trump is no longer President-elect but now officially the President of the United States and for some this is a joyous ordeal and for others it is a time of sackcloth and ashes. As for me personally, I didn’t watch the inauguration nor am I too terribly affected by who the President is. In reality, President Trump along with President Obama and every single president in our nation’s history, even America itself, will be a tiny footno
Religious freedom is a hot button issue in this election and it circles around when and where should faith be exercised. Should Christianity even be in the public sphere or should it only remain within the four walls of a local church building, or practiced in the privacy of your own home? Our constitution says we have the freedom of religion and even though, the majority of Americans would agree to that, the consensuses however says “but please practice it in private, and do
October 31st is a special day for many Christians. It is a day of reflection, remembering triumph and a time to embolden ourselves for the days ahead. No it is not Halloween, it's Reformation Day.
Four hundred and ninety nine years ago, on Oct. 31, 1517, a German monk named Martin Luther, armed with righteous indignation, nailed 95 grievances against Roman Catholicism on the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany.
At the last strike of the hammer, the fire of the Prot
How many of us have tossed and turned in our beds, trying to go to sleep, and yet sleep would not come because we are anxious about a particular situation that was happening? It is apparent that as the days go on, that more and more people are struggling with worry. Whether it is finances, health or even family, it seems that there is always something to worry about. Even the absolute zaniness of the upcoming presidential election, has caused many people to fret. I have a Bib
Out of all the most difficult things to do in life, offering forgiveness has to be one that is high on the list. Forgiveness is difficult to give, because in some respect it appears to go against our own sense of personal justice, our rights and our perceived ideas concerning fairness. To make matters more complicated, offering forgiveness seems to give the one who committed the offense, a pass as if to dismiss the hurt they caused and gives them license to do it again. We ha
In recent events, much controversy has swirled regarding bathrooms, boycotts, and blurred lines concerning the issue of gender identity. At any given rate, an individual can move between genders or even associate with multiple genders at one time which doesn’t simplify the matters, but only convolutes the discussion. In fact, Facebook lists over 50 different “options” that an individual can assign themselves to be, and they can change when the mood strikes them. This non-bina
In 2008 a campaign ran on the platform “change we can believe in” and looking back 8 years later, most of us can agree that “change” did in fact happen. How did that “change” happen? Well votes were cast, poll numbers were counted and a new trajectory was set for America. Now “change” is a part of life. You could say that to be alive is synonymous with change. But what about those who feel like there is no change? They have been in the same rut year after year, struggling per
Your life is not a series of random events or sequences of unrelated decisions. You have a story. You have a purpose. For many of us, this can be hard to swallow. Our lives can seem so mundane. We wake up, eat breakfast, take the kids to school, go to work, come home, eat dinner then go to bed, all to repeat the following day and the years afterward. But ask yourself, is that all there is to life? Oh to be sure, we need to eat, kids need education and we must be productive me