I’ve always been fascinated by the contrast between the first two kings of Israel: Saul and David. On the surface,… Read more King David, King Saul, and Me
All of us want to have good friends. Most of us also want to be good friends! Friendship is deeply… Read more 5 Traits of a Good Friend (according to Proverbs)
When I was young, somebody told me that there is no such thing as an unanswered prayer, because God always… Read more 4 Reasons for Unanswered Prayers
At the church where I grew up, Palm Sunday was often celebrated by having the children’s choir sing a song… Read more What’s the Deal with Waving Palm Branches?
For the past two weeks, reports of a spiritual revival at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, have spread around the… Read more What is God Doing at Asbury?
I have been preaching through the book of James at my church this semester, and it’s hard not to notice… Read more 12 Types of Speech the Bible Warns Us About
I was a college pastor for nearly ten years. Toward the beginning of every fall semester, I received at least… Read more On Raising Kids Who Follow Jesus
A few years ago, I preached a sermon series called, “(Mis)Understood,” in which I took popularly quoted Bible verses and… Read more Is it Always Wrong to Judge People?
“In much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.” Ecclesiastes 1:18 Does that verse seem… Read more Can a Person Be TOO Wise?
“The diamond on my ring! It’s gone!” My wife uttered those words in dismay on the final day of our… Read more Lost and Found