This is another attempted mini-sermon, this one primarily to myself. You may need it, too. Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 (NASB) Consider it all joy. The church at the time of the … Continue reading Attitude


Guns and Billy Graham

Over the last week, we have learned a tremendous amount about the young man who went on a rampage in Florida, and the associated death and destruction that resulted. On social media, the entire argument has devolved (as it normally does) into people of a more conservative/libertarian position on one hand practically daring the government … Continue reading Guns and Billy Graham


Yesterday, I had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Joey Dodson speak (twice, actually) about the life and times of the Apostle Paul. As preparation for the class, it had been recommended that we read Paul the Apostle: Missionary, Martyr, Theologian, by Robert Picirilli. Paul has long been a fascinating figure for me, especially as I … Continue reading Paul