Heroes You Should Know: John Knox

Knox was a faithful preacher until the end of his brief life. Because of his unwavering preaching, Queen Mary of Scots considered him “the most dangerous man in all her realm.”

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Seven Surefire Ways to Ruin Your Church Experience

Most people want to have a positive worship experience. But if you secretly want to ruin your church experience, here are seven surefire ways to do it.

Five Inescapable Truths that Missions Teach Us (Part Three)

If you are just chiming in on this series of blog posts, you can read the first blog post and the second blog post in the series here. When it comes to the truth of God’s people in the world, there are two ditches we can fall into.  The first ditch is one of self-pity […]

Five Inescapable Truths that Missions Teach Us (Part Two)

I was sick and tired of eye glasses.  We had lugged about 5,000 pairs of glasses half-way around the world.  In case you are wondering, that is more than 350 pounds of glasses – sorted, packed, and catalogued.  Glasses.  Glasses.  Glasses.  All sorts of glasses.  Ugly glasses.  Really ugly glasses.  Really, really ugly glasses.  Glasses […]

Five Inescapable Truths that Missions Teach Us (Part One)

I am freshly back from an unbelievable mission experience.  I had the privilege of journeying as part of a team of eleven short-term missionaries from Kentucky.  We went to the Philippines to serve the people of the greater Paniqui area in the province of Tarlac.  As always happens on these trips, I return with a […]

When owning a Bible is Deadly

While Americans sleep comfortably under a blanket of freedom, things are far different in the distant land of North Korea. The Korean newspaper, JoongAng Ilbo recently reported that the North Korean government publicly executed 80 people.  The offenses of those executed ranged from watching forbidden television programming broadcast from South Korea to being found in […]

The danger of Trick-or-Treating in Fargo, ND

Kids across America are gearing up for yet another Halloween. Costumes are flying off of shelves.  According to one news report, the most popular costumes this year include the Despicable Me Minions, Breaking Bad’s Walter White, and Miley Cyrus in a teddy bear leotard a la the VMAs.  FYI – I give double candy to […]

The Matt Pitt Saga: what happens when there is no accountability

Matt Pitt was a troubled young man. Consider his own testimony: I was a problem child in Birmingham, Alabama. I was in and out of a lot of the schools there. I was just real hyperactive. By the time I was a senior, I got involved running with some guys that were really strong into […]

What’s in a name? Meet Baby Messiah DeShawn McCullough

By all accounts, Jaleesa Martin’s baby boy is a happy child, oblivious to the controversy surrounding him these days. Jaleesa recently found herself at odds with her son’s father.  She sought a court order to establish paternity.  It included a request for the judge to determine the child’s last name. Enter Tennessee Child Support Magistrate […]