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A Faith Big Enough for the Bad Times

What is your faith system like?  What is yours like?  Is it big enough to answer the hard questions?  Can it sustain you when the bottom falls out in your life? We all have a faith system. Whether it is secular humanism, which puts faith in things like chance, the goodness of man, and the…
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Back to School With God – Part 3

This week we wrap up our series with an in-depth look at one of the most essential elements of God's training for us.  Some people take full advantage of this crucial aspect of Christianity, others despise it, to their own loss. I am speaking of the church.  As believers, we are all part of the…
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Back to School with God – Part 2

Do you sometimes feel confused about God?  You wonder where He is or what in the world is He doing?  You wonder why He is letting certain things happen to you or why He isn't relieving the pain you experiencing.  Please know that God never abandon's His own, but He does let them experience difficulty…
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Back to School With God

School. It's a very controversial term. Some kids are excited about returning to school and will say so. Others loath the idea of returning and make that abundantly clear. What about adults? Again, we are divided. Some are glad to have the stable, six-hours-a-day, state mandated activity return. Others dread the transportation issues, the homework,…
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Justice for All – Helping the Poor

Our world is filled with poverty.  While we in the Western world know prosperity like never before, the majority of the world's population struggles with many dying of starvation on a daily basis.  The problems are staggering and more than any of us can handle, if we only look at the whole. If however, we…
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Justice for All – What is the Proper View of LGBTQ?

In this continuing look at issues of injustice, we come to questions regarding the LGBTQ community: Should they be a protected class?  What special accommodations should we be giving them?  Do we need to reconsider our traditional views of what it means to be human, to be male or female?  How should Christians be responding…
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Justice for All – Addressing Racism Biblically

If we believe that racism is wrong based on the objective Word of God (See "What is Our Authority"), then we should also look  to the same source for the solution of racism.  This message seeks to find a distinctively biblical method to address both our own tendencies towards bias and how to practice brining…
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Justice for All – Solutions to Racism

July 25, 2021 - Previously we looked at the problem of racism in the message found here; now we want to talk about how we should address it. It is good that there are many conversations being held in our country discussing this very topic, unfortunately, some of the conclusions being drawing are at least as…
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Justice for All Series: The Problem of Racism

July 18, 2021 - Racism has been a major issue in the news for decades, but especially these past 12 months.  The topic is hot and the views on it are many.  Some say its all fake news, that racism is not an issue in America.  They say it is just a created illusion being used…
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Justice For All – What is our Authority?

In the battle against injustice, there is a major question that needs to be answered before we can make any significant forward progress.  We have to decide what injustice is!  Who gets to define it?  It is not until we define injustice can we set out to solve and eradicate it.  The problem is, there…
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