The New Year is a great time to commit to reading the Bible....Keep Reading
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It is that time of year again, when we ring out the current year (2016) and welcome the new year (2017). For most of the world, the new year is a time when life feels fresh and new. This seems to be the one time when we can put behind us our problems and get a fresh start. Curiously, I have seen a number of people ready for 2016 to end because it has been “such a horrible year.” Why? Because several famous celebrities have died. It is as if death is something unusual, and that with 2017, we can get away from death. But death is always with us. The Bible tells us that death is the inevitable result of sin (James 1:15), and sin is found in every person (Romans 3:23). There is even a common quip “two things are certain in life: death and taxes.”...
This is the time of year when people, especially Christians, think about the incarnation. The term “incarnation” comes from the Latin verb incarnare, which means “to be made flesh,” and it is the term we used to describe how God, in the Person of Jesus Christ, came into the world and took on humanity. It is a great mystery of the Christian faith ...
Thanksgiving is a day on which we have the opportunity to stop, look around us, and remember that we have much for which to be thankful....
This is the weekend leading up to the celebration of Independence Day, or the July 4th holiday, in the United States. Our nation does not have as long a history as others, but it does seem very long and far away to celebrate an event that occurred 240 years ago....
The sanctity of life is on my mind today. Some folks from my area will gather this morning to celebrate the ending of an era of Planned Parenthood in the College Station, TX area. Although I canâ€™t be there, I hope to check out the recording of todayâ€™s events later on....Keep Reading
On Friday, our small group from Christ Church crossed the U.S. - Mexico border on our way to the Center for Church Planting (CPI) Vision Weekend in Monterrey. Crossing the border was less involved than I thought it would be, but there was still paperwork to fill out, a deposit to be made in order to bring the car into Mexico, and dollars to turn into pesos. As we travelled...Keep Reading
As impressive as the hardware behind the iPad (and the iPhone) is, the real power is in the myriad of apps that can be run on these devices. For virtually every intended use, there are several different options of apps to be purchased. I have been using an iPhone for several years now, and last year acquired an iPad. Many people have asked me to make app ...Keep Reading
The good news of the gospel is that there is hope for the hopeless. This is a time of great hope as we look to our great God and Savior, who has won the victory over sin, the devil, the flesh, and even death! ...Keep Reading
Wednesday arrived with the twin thoughts that there was still much of the week ahead, and that I was beginning to obtain a level of comfort with Uganda....Keep Reading
I survived, by the grace of God, my first day preaching at ABU....Keep Reading
On Monday, African Bible University's Spiritual Emphasis Week began. This, after all, is the main reason that I came to Uganda. Spiritual Emphasis Week is sort of like the "spring break" for ABU. ...Keep Reading
On Sunday, we set out for New City Presbyterian Church in Kampala, where I was scheduled to preach....Keep Reading