Stress and Blessing in South Texas

February 11, 2006

I felt stressed and tired today.  This week has been hard on all of us with Dad’s continuing chemo treatments and church life driving full-steam ahead.  This afternoon as I sat at my desk, I began singing that old chorus, “It gives strength to me” and my burden began to lift. Read the rest of this entry »

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Love is Still the Key

February 9, 2006

I read 1 Corinthians 13 again this morning in my time of daily devotions, and was struck by how little my gifts or acts of sacrifice matter if I don’t have love. Read the rest of this entry »


Who’s Afraid of the Holy Spirit?

February 6, 2006

How Fear of the Supernatural Can Lead to Sloppy Exegesis

I was a cynical, 14-year-old skeptic as I sat in the back of yet another youth camp church service in Concan, Texas.  Growing up a preacher’s kid I had seen it all before:  the emotional preaching, the quiet crooning of the keyboard player, the altar area quickly filling up with teenagers looking for another emotional fix.  Read the rest of this entry »


Does God Speak “American”?

February 6, 2006

HEY, JESUS, DO YOU LIVE IN ENGLAND; ARE YOU STUCK IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY; HAVE YOU EVER VISITED CALIFORNIA; AND…
DO YOU SPEAK “AMERICAN”? Read the rest of this entry »

My Debate With JW Elders

February 6, 2006

Several weeks ago, Anna DeLeon, a local lawyer and one of my students at Logos Bible College, called and asked if I would meet at her home with 2 Jehovah’s Witness elders and dialogue about our differences.  Read the rest of this entry »


No Cheers for Cheerleading

February 6, 2006

I’m tired of cheerleaders. If I’m right, most sports fans are tired of them too. Read the rest of this entry »


Evolution is Stupid & Dangerous

February 6, 2006

I believe that the theory of evolution is stupid and dangerous. I further believe that if you call yourself a Christian, it is your duty to fight the lie of evolution using science and the Bible. Read the rest of this entry »