Culture & Society

In the world, not of

In the World, Not of the World

In the world, not of… One of Christianity’s biggest challenges has always been how to live in a sick, dying world and not become a part of it. It’s biblical. Be in, not of.  But it’s not easy. Because we Christians enjoy the world and most of what it offers just like everybody else. Sunshine,… Read more In the World, Not of the World

Fraudsters, Charlatans and Quackery: Prosperity Gospel

Fraudsters Fraudsters are among us. On Easter Sunday, Televangelist Paula White Hawks announced s he would send you a “Resurrection Life” seed which would miraculously save you from a spiritual death sentence. For the amazingly low price of $1,144. White then promised that in return for sowing the resurrection seed, donors would receive special prayer cloths… Read more Fraudsters, Charlatans and Quackery: Prosperity Gospel

Shower Thoughts

6 Shower Thoughts Every Christian Has on Sundays

Shower Thoughts Do I have time to condition my hair? – Service starts at 9:00am, it’s 8:30 and you are in the shower. It takes 10 minutes to get to church but you still have to get ready. You’ve shampooed your hair and now comes the hard question. I mean, I really should, it’s been… Read more 6 Shower Thoughts Every Christian Has on Sundays

Christian Persecution What They Aren’t Telling You

Christian Persecution. Photos have been taken down. This is by far the hardest thing I have ever written. The subject matter (Christian Persecution) is bad enough. Now add the brutality of these atrocities and it becomes immeasurably worse. I’m serious about the warning above, it’s not meant to be an attention getter. I know people… Read more Christian Persecution What They Aren’t Telling You

A Redemption Miracle: The Story of Danny Duchene

Redemption Most people serving two life sentences in jail don’t believe in miracles much less experience one. But Danny Duchene, who served 32 years in prison, is just that guy. Danny has just been appointed the newest pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. He will lead the newly formed Mercy Ministry which will… Read more A Redemption Miracle: The Story of Danny Duchene

Winter camp

8th Grade Winter Camp

8THGRADE WINTER CAMP I was a leader/counselor at a winter camp this past weekend for junior highers and high schoolers. I took care of the 8th-grade boys from my church, Saddleback Church-Irvine/South. This was my 4th camp with these particular young men. My first was the summer prior to them entering 7th grade. For pure… Read more 8th Grade Winter Camp