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As sure as Death and Taxes

We are all familiar with Ben Franklin’s statement that nothing is as certain as death and taxes. And while it was said a bit tongue in cheek (at least about the taxes) we understand its truth. It is not even questioned. But in the church, we regularly see something else that is just as sure …

The Power of Interpretation

Recently I preached a message which inspired some confusion and several questions. It can be difficult, at times, to make sure everything meant in a message is understood. What I was saying is the Bible, as a book, is simply unable to answer plainly every question faced in an entire human life. Part of my …

Friends before Facebook

Think back about how many fights you have seen on social media. If your experience is anything like mine, you have probably lost scores of friends over various issues. Today I was reminded how easily this could happen when a Facebook “discussion” started with an old friend—we’ve been friends for 15 years, not just on …