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Reflections for the Election

Tuesday, November 8 is election day in America. As many people prepare to vote and think more about politics and government than at any other day during the year, here are some passages that I have been thinking about and reflecting upon during this election season (all translations are from the...

"Nailed It": Martin Luther and Reformation Day

Most Americans know October 31 as Halloween, but for Protestant Christians, it also is known as “Reformation Day,” as on October 31, 1517, the German monk Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses (statements) about the Christian faith onto the door on the church in Wittenburg, Germany for...

Two "Ations" To Know -- and Know How They Differ

The sermon text at Faith Church this past weekend was 1 Thessalonians 4, which speaks in verse 3 about God’s will being our “sanctification” (ESV). “Sanctification” is one of those big, fancy words that is rarely used outside of talking about the Christian faith and...

Tithing and the New Testament

As a pastor and “theology guy,” I get asked lots of questions about the topic of giving when it is discussed in the church, questions like, “Am I supposed to tithe off of my net income or my gross income?”, “What about if I am self-employed and thus my tax payments...

Divisions, Race, and the New Testament

Last Wednesday at our Dyer campus, our Wednesday night service featured a panel discussing the issue of race and how Christians should think and approach the issue in light of the tensions that our nation has been experiencing and the weekend's message from Psalm 133 on praying for unity. I was...

Faith and Your Work

What difference does the Christian faith make in people’s lives when they wake up on Monday and go to work?  Or when they close their Bibles and say Amen in the morning? If the Christian life is solely about doing “spiritual” things like reading our Bibles, praying, and...

Global Leadership Summit 2016

“Everyone wins when the leader gets better” That was the opening line of Bill Hybels, Founder and Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Church, for the 2016 Global Leadership Summit (GLS). And doesn’t that ring true in our lives? When the leaders of our companies, churches, families...

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