Category Archives: Church Life

Spinny & The Search for Real Treasure

By | 13 May 2022

A Tale for the Young — or Young at Heart Felix Alexander Spinnaker – or ‘Spinny’ as his family called him – lived for adventure. At 11 years old, he’d already climbed Mount Everest, braved the Amazon river, and hot-air-ballooned over the African plains. Spinny was a true treasure-seeker. But unlike most kids his age, he searched high… Read More »

The Bad, The Dad, and The Ugly

By | 29 Apr 2022

I want to share some thoughts with you on what we traditionally refer to as the “Parable of the Prodigal Son.” Actually, a far more accurate moniker would be the “Parable of the Two Sons.” You’ll see why I say this in a bit, so stay tuned! We find this story in Chapter 15 in Luke’s account of… Read More »

Ripped Straight From Today’s Headlines!

By | 30 Mar 2022

Breaking News! Some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus first… Read More »

Fulfillment, Excellence, and a Critical Spirit

By | 23 Feb 2022

fulfillment the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted. e.g., “winning the championship was the fulfillment of a childhood dream” excellence the quality of being outstanding or extremely good. e.g., “a center of academic excellence” critical expressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgments. e.g., “he was critical of many welfare programs” As a musician, I am frequently engaged… Read More »

Humility Revisited

By | 23 Jan 2022

It seems the Lord is not done with me on this topic, so this is another view of “the elephant” from a slightly different perspective. As I was continuing my reading in 2 Chronicles today, I came across a passage well-known in Word of Faith (WoF) circles, one I have lost count of the times I’ve heard taught on:… Read More »

Humility

By | 17 Jan 2022

Even casual Bible-readers can quickly detect God’s high regard for the humble. Tragically, many proclaiming themselves “Christian” these days appear to have either glossed over or mentally redacted those passages entirely. Before we get started, the great danger inherent to writing about humility is my being perceived as proclaiming the equivalent of “Humility & How I Achieved It”… Read More »