Money Matters: Stewardship 101

Money Matters: Stewardship 101

There once was a wealthy farmer. He had hundreds of acres, dozens of servants, and two pre-teen sons. One day, a neighbor stopped by the man’s house to chat. Seeing, in the field, the farmer’s own two children sweating beneath the towering shadows of the...

Are You "One Anothering" Well?

Last Sunday, as a congregation, we verbally renewed our church covenant. There are few things more thrilling to a pastor’s ears than to hear the flock openly confess their love, support, and care for their fellow church members.  Our covenant reminds us that...
Jesus is Returning…On Saturday(?)

Jesus is Returning…On Saturday(?)

Did you hear the big news? Jesus is coming back THIS Saturday. At least, that’s what one self-proclaimed Bible prophet wants you to believe. According to Harold Camping, of the California based Family Radio Network (FRN), the Bible contains an enigmatic set of...
Different Bible Versions 101

Different Bible Versions 101

At some point during the month of March, Biblica publishers will be filling the shelves of bookstores everywhere with a much-anticipated work. After 27 years, the NIV Bible is getting a face-lift…er, a word-lift. The publishers of the NIV are releasing an updated...
To Fleece Or Not To Fleece?

To Fleece Or Not To Fleece?

Have you ever heard someone say, “Yeah, I recently put my fleece out before the Lord…” If you are not fluent in Christianese, you may think they are referring to some spiritualized form of dry cleaning. But, they are not. “Putting a fleece out”...