• God, Guns, and Misquoted Scriptures: Christians and Mass Shootings in America

    We regularly awaken to the news of another mass shooting in the USA. Several people have recently been shot for simply arriving at the wrong house. They were mistaken or lost and killed or seriously injured. Add to that the mass shootings in schools, churches, and shopping malls, and it appears that America is highly […]

  • Do You Dare to Question God?

    I wonder if you’ve ever been told NOT to question God? I have. It’s disrespectful, irreverent, and overly-familiar, apparently. Questioning God shows a lack of faith and fear of the Lord. I mean, God is GOD, and who are we, as mere mortals, to interrogate him? Verses such as Romans 9:20 are quoted to support […]

  • What Does it Mean to Fear God?

    Someone asked me recently about an apparent contradiction in the Bible. They observed that the Bible instructs us to fear God. And yet later in the New Testament, it states that the one who fears is not made perfect in love. They told me the contradiction had been bothering them for a while. And so, […]

  • Is it okay for Christians to be angry with God?

    In my younger years as a Christian, I thought that it would be sinful to be angry with God. I viewed it as a sign of disrespect, and God would probably be mad with me for being mad at him, which could lead to all sorts of things because he is, well, bigger! I don’t […]

  • Balancing Money and God: A Pastor’s Perspective

    There’s a fascinating verse smack dab in the middle of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. For the most part, Jesus taught in koine Greek, the everyday language of his time. But, at the end of this verse, he switched to Aramaic, his native tongue. How Do You Say … ? I imagine we’ve all spent […]

  • Gender identity confusion: Let’s see what the Bible has to say

    Gender identity is a current and controversial issue. It’s a topic the church needs to discuss in love, understanding, and welcome to those who identify as different to the usual “male or female” distinctions. So, as Julie Andrews sang in the Sound of Music, “let’s start at the very beginning; it’s a very good place […]

  • The Significance of Palm Sunday

    Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event that is so important it’s mentioned in all four gospels.[1] It’s five days before Jesus’ crucifixion. A few days previously, Lazarus was raised from the dead. The day before the first Palm Sunday, Jesus had a meal with Lazarus, Martha and Mary to celebrate Lazarus’ […]

  • Covid Vaccinations: The Answers to the Questions Everyone is Asking

    CoVid-19 Vaccines. One of the most talked-about topics today. So many questions and differing opinions, seemingly contradicting and confusing messages can leave us feeling confused, torn, and anxious. The internet is flooded with misinformation concerning SARS-CoV-2, CoVid-19 vaccines, and health advice, increasing fear, confusion, division, and strained mental health. It is hard to differentiate between […]

  • Understanding the Book of Proverbs

    The Bible’s book called Proverbs contains some of the oldest writings in Scripture. It is a fascinating work jam-packed with ancient wisdom, most of which is still relevant today. So, let’s discover the best ways to understand this book. The Purpose of Proverbs Proverbs was initially compiled as a training manual for young men to […]

  • How Not to be a Jerk Online

    Fake news is nothing new; it’s been around for centuries. Consider Jesus’ resurrection. A story was fabricated by the chief priests and the soldiers guarding Jesus’ tomb, saying that “His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.” The writer continues, “And this story has been widely circulated among the […]

  • When a Cristian asks: ‘Is it alright to pray to Mary and the Saints?’

    It’s a question I’m regularly asked: Is it alright to pray to Mary and the Saints? I write this with the highest respect for my Roman Catholic brothers and sisters. I have learned, and continue to learn, much from you. I especially appreciate your great reverence for Mary, something that is often lacking in non-Roman […]

  • You’ve probably heard of the Great Reset, but is it real?

    Throughout the craziness of 2020, you may have seen or heard multiple mentions of something called “The Great Reset.” Some believe that this “Reset” is a plan developed secretly in an underground concrete bunker in Switzerland that is now being rolled out to enslave most of the world’s population. A viral French YouTube documentary warns […]