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.

If the school tried to paddle my kids…

Proper discipline of children is a Gospel issue. If we properly discipline our children, we are sowing the seeds of Scripture into their lives. We are teaching them the eternity-shaping truth that sin has consequences.

Take this Job and Shove It: The Heroic Tale of Adam LaRoche

When Adam was asked to limit Drake’s presence in the team clubhouse, he made a huge decision – a decision that had to speak volumes to his son over how important he is. Adam walked away from baseball.

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 […]

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 […]

Here we go again: The Battle for Public Prayer Wages on

In Washington D.C. today the highest court in the United States Supreme Court will take up a case that examines whether a town government in upstate New York is violating the separation of church and state by allowing their board meetings to begin with prayer. Here are the facts. Greece, New York has a population […]

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 […]