Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-16)

If you ceased to exist, would the world around you notice? As a believer in Jesus Christ, my faith is not only about ‘going to heaven when I die’, but rather having an impact–in Jesus name–while on Earth. The Christian who lives his life without making any real impact is not fully following Jesus’ instructionsContinue reading “Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-16)”

Valuing ‘Relevance’ more than ‘Truth’

Last week, former Pastor of Mars Hill church in Grandville, MI Rob Bell made headlines again by making some statements that many Christians find ‘concerning’, at best. This is nothing really new to Rob Bell…he has not been a stranger to controversy within Christian circles. One book he wrote recently, LOVE WINS postulates the theoryContinue reading “Valuing ‘Relevance’ more than ‘Truth’”

People of the Cross–In Christ Alone!

Last night I shared the news that 21 Christians from Egypt had been executed by ISIS thugs in the name of Islam. Honestly, I have been struggling with how to pray about this. I know to pray for the families of those who were killed, I know to pray for our brothers and sisters–in theContinue reading “People of the Cross–In Christ Alone!”

People Of The Cross

News reports are coming out of Libya today that 21 Christians captured in Egypt were marched  out, forced to kneel down together, and beheaded by Isis, in the name of Islam. The leader of this vile group called these men ‘People of the Cross‘ and threatened that “Safety for you Crusaders is something youContinue reading “People Of The Cross”

The Beauty and the Lies

The middle of February in Michigan…blah! Even when the snow does come to make everything look pretty, it’s still mid-February, and we are getting ready to move on! So here, in the middle of this bleak month we have a holiday that celebrates love, warmth, and relationships. Call it a ‘Hallmark Holiday’ if you will,Continue reading “The Beauty and the Lies”

Um…All Due Respect, Mr. President…

President Obama, speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast today said the Christians should not “get on their high horse” about Radical Islam, because–after all–“During the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ”. He said that, in “our home country Jim Crowe [laws] and slavery were all too often justifiedContinue reading “Um…All Due Respect, Mr. President…”