Delete, Defriend, and Move On

Posted by on 8.4.12 in Current Events, Internet/Blogging

Consider this a Facebook-focused followup to the Chick-fil-A dust-up earlier this week. A friend wrote saying that she was struggling with certain very unkind things that were posted on her Facebook page. Someone actually put a note on her Facebook page saying that she could take her business elsewhere because he didn’t want to do business wi…

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It’s a Great Day at Chick-Fil-A

Posted by on 8.1.12 in Current Events

“It’s a great day at Chick-fil-A."Actually that’s only part of what the voice said as we pulled up to the drive-through ordering station. The whole spiel went something like this: “Hi, my name is Amy. It’s a great day at Chick-fil-A. How may I serve you today?” Amy may have added something about the peach m…

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Cannon Beach Q & A, Part 1

Posted by on 6.27.12 in Current Events, Questions, Second Coming, Theology

Last week I spoke at Cannon Beach Conference Center in Cannon Beach, Oregon. On Friday morning we had a question and answer session based on questions we had received from the audience. During the Q&A time Timothy Greenidge served as moderator. This turned out to be one of the best sessions of the week. Over the next several days I will…

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The Great Blondin and True Saving Faith

Posted by on 6.15.12 in Current Events, Evangelism

This evening Nik Wallenda will attempt to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls in an event televised by ABC. While he will be the first to attempt to walk directly across the precipice of the falls, he is not the first to walk a wire from one side to another. That honor belongs to someone else. From his story we learn the true nature of the faith …

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What Do We Do Now?

Posted by on 5.24.12 in Apologetics, Current Events, Devotional

What do we do now?Sometimes it seems as if society has completely lost its moral compass. Where do Christians fit in? How do we speak the truth in love when basic values are under attack? I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately, and for me the answer comes back to three simple words that describe what we need at this moment in history:Tena…

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T. D. Jakes on Homosexuality

Posted by on 4.25.12 in Current Events, Homosexuality

Recently Dallas megachurch pastor T. D. Jakes was asked by Oprah Winfrey to give his stance on homosexuality. Given Oprah’s huge audience and vast popularity in our culture, it would be easy to evade that question by trying to change the subject. Here is what Jakes said:"I’m not called to give my opinion. I’m called as a pas…

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Chuck Colson’s Motto

Posted by on 4.21.12 in Current Events

The news that Chuck Colson died today brought to mind a visit to his office eleven years ago.It happened a few weeks after 9/11 when a team from Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, IL spent the night at Prison Fellowship headquarters in Virginia. The next morning we were given a tour of the facilities, including a brief visit to Chuck Colson&rsquo…

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Shine, Tebow, Shine

Posted by on 1.14.12 in Current Events

He’s faster than a speeding bullet.He’s more powerful than a locomotive.He can leap tall buildings in a single bound.But can he beat the New England Patriots?The experts say no, unanimously, loudly, repeatedly. And one supposes that they are right. The experts make their money being right most of the time. That’s why they are call…

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What Christopher Hitchens Got Right

Posted by on 12.20.11 in Current Events, Evangelism, Theology

Christopher Hitchens died last week at the age of 62 after losing his battle with esophageal cancer. Following the publication of his bestselling God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, he toured the country debating a series of religious leaders, including some well-known evangelical thinkers. In Portland, Oregon he was interviewed by …

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The Pastor Who Didn’t Believe in Hell

Posted by on 10.23.11 in Current Events, Evangelism, Theology

Recently I read about a pastor who lost his faith in hell and then found it again. Having been trained in a liberal seminary, he simply dropped his belief in hell without telling anyone else. He regained his belief first by reading the Bible and then by doing some serious repenting before the Lord. When asked how a loving God could send amazingly …

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