God Has Sent You A Text- Read It!

In the weeks leading up to SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium in Anaheim last month, some of our billboards in Southern California were taken down because the images were considered offensive. The offending image showed me holding up a Bible. The good news is that it became a national news story, and I was able to talk about the Bible all over America. The fact that people say the image of a Bible is offensive speaks of the power of . . . read more ›

You Are Loved By God.

There’s something that’s really lacking in American culture today: shame. We now celebrate the things we used to be ashamed of. Everything is upside down. Right is wrong. Wrong is right. The Bible says, “What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter” (Isaiah 5:20 NLT). It seems as though no one wants to be held accountable for their . . . read more ›

Don’t Be A Halfhearted Christian.

We all will leave a legacy of sorts – either a positive one or a negative one. Our lives eventually will come to an end, and each of us will leave a legacy. The truth will come out – the good things we did, the bad things we did, what we really stood for. We may live long, productive lives and, like Caleb of the Old Testament, be able to look back after 85 years and say that we finished . . . read more ›

What Kids Need Most From Their Parents.

Over the years as a pastor, I’ve talked with people on their deathbeds and have often heard the same thing from parents: If they had it to do all over again, they would spend more time with their children and their spouse. And of course they always add, “I would have been closer to God.” You don’t have to wait until your deathbed to realize how important your family is. One father whose children were grown and out of the . . . read more ›

What I Said and Saw at the Dinner at the White House

I had the opportunity last night to be a guest with over 100 Evangelical leaders at the White House. The First Lady did an amazing job putting the evening together. We were greeted by an amazing orchestra serenading us as we milled about in and out of many rooms of the White House. It was just amazing. The President, First Lady, the Vice President, and Mrs. Pence were there. So were Jared and Ivanka Kushner and many cabinet members. The . . . read more ›