The Real Source of Your Problems

In his book “A Nation of Victims,” Charles Sykes wrote, “For many Americans, the politics of victimization has taken the place of more traditional expressions of morality and equity.” He went on to quote an article from The Economist, which said of Americans, “If you lose your job, you can sue for the mental distress of being fired. … If you drive drunk and crash, you can sue somebody for failing to warn you to stop drinking. There is always . . . read more ›

Heaven Isn’t for “Good People”

A retail chain commissioned a survey by a team of psychologists to try and crack a key demographic: millennials. Their research revealed something so startling that they tested 800 more people because they thought they had made a mistake. The same answers came back, however, and researchers found an alarming picture of an increasingly lonely and lost generation. The average social media use for millennials is six-and-a half hours a day. The researchers concluded that people in this demographic have . . . read more ›

Jesus Overcame Death at the Cross

Awhile back I caught a cab to the airport. I was chatting away with the driver, Tom, when we passed a ghost bike along the way. Ghost bikes are painted white and placed along roadsides to memorialize someone who was killed there in a biking accident. “That is so sad,” I said, commenting on the bike. “Yeah, I had a friend who was killed on this highway,” Tom said. “A lot of people have died riding road bikes on this . . . read more ›

What Jesus Prayed for You

If there is a sin that is prevalent in the church today, it’s prayerlessness. So often we miss out on what God wants to do because we don’t pray. As Christians we don’t want to break God’s commandments, which would be committing sins of commission. But we also can be guilty of the sin of omission, which is not doing what we should. We need to pray with each other, and we need to pray for each other. We can . . . read more ›

God Is Bigger Than Your Problem!

Houston, we have a problem. This tagline from the movie “Apollo 13” is based on some of the most famous words ever uttered in the history of space travel: “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” These five words, first spoken by Jack Swigert and then by Jim Lovell, could have signaled NASA’s worst disaster ever. Fortunately, there was a happy ending to the flight of Apollo 13. We have a problem. … Maybe you’ve said that recently. An unexpected crisis has . . . read more ›