In September of 2008, the Ohio Valley experienced a unique weather phenomenon, a dry hurricane as the remnants of Ike blew through the region. Ike's 85mph winds uprooted trees and severely damaged many roofs. There were wide range power outages for days. Some storms do not bring water. While we don't think of droughts as … Continue reading The Unique You – Weathering the Storm, pt 3
Atheist, Comedian Penn Jillette, did a video blog some time back. In it he told the story of a polite man who gave him a Bible and shared the gospel with him. While the man didn’t convince Penn to become a believer. He admired the man. He went on to say that if you believe … Continue reading Alignment
Responsive Obedience (Secret to a Joy Filled Life, pt 4)
The polarization of today's American politics is a microcosm of our culture. We are becoming more and more divided. You see it expressed in an argumentative spirit, grumbling and complaining. It doesn't matter what side of the political aisle people are on. In the name of free speech there is a number of people who … Continue reading Responsive Obedience (Secret to a Joy Filled Life, pt 4)
Eyes to See in an Unreligious World, part 2
This is the second installment of a study on John 9. Please see Eyes to See in an Unreligious World, part 1. My brother-in-law, Hubert Nolen, with a dream from God and a host of partners has launched a new ministry The Hope Center Indy. This ministry seeks to give hope and freedom to women coming out … Continue reading Eyes to See in an Unreligious World, part 2
When I was a college freshman, I did not follow Jesus. I did however attend a private Christian University. As a commuter, I attended chapel services because everything else closed down on campus. It was in chapel that I heard the gospel presented by Dr. Tony Evans. The second most important thing I heard was … Continue reading Extraordinary
Following Jesus and Inviting Others to Come Along
Several weeks ago, I had a teachable moment. I will spare you all the details. But what I came away with was the idea that Jesus was going to make me a "Fisher of men!" Okay, so I have been in vocational ministry for 30+ years. I have "led" hundreds of people to the Lord. … Continue reading Following Jesus and Inviting Others to Come Along
Partying Like Jesus!
One human activity that transcends every culture is the Sacrament of Celebration. In every culture sharing a meal brings the potential of ever deepening relationships. I know in the church we talk about the Sacraments of Baptism, the Lord's Supper and Marriage. But we rarely talk about Celebration. From the weekly Sabbath to the Holy … Continue reading Partying Like Jesus!