Christians Who Don’t Amount to Much

  This presidential election cycle has shown us how ego-driven human beings can be. Perhaps one can’t strive for elective office without incredible self-centeredness and raw ambition – few political leaders have been truly humble, and the one I voted for has dropped out of the race. But we don’t have to be in politics […]

Jeremiah’s Seventy Years

  In 605 B.C., the prophet Jeremiah predicted the nation of Judah would fall to the newly established Babylonian Empire. He predicted the city of Jerusalem and its temple would be destroyed, and he warned that the Jews would be force-marched into exile. He also issued this remarkable prediction – that after 70 years the […]

My Earliest Christmas Memory

  One of my earliest memories involves Christmas Eve and Santa Claus. I can’t recall my age, perhaps five or so. We lived in the brick house my parents had built at the corner of Riverview and Central in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Santa was making his rounds that magical evening, so I was told, and would be […]

Supreme Lessons from Acts 16

Introduction: I don’t want to be drawn tonight into discussing last week’s Supreme Court decision, but it serves as a good introduction to our Bible study tonight. There’s a chilling article in Time Magazine right now about the impact of last week’s Supreme Court decision on the church in America. The article said that the […]