Church Blog (Page 13)

Church Blog (Page 13)

The Heavens Declare

I have had a fascination with space for as long as I can remember.  Any chance to see a National Geographic article on some new astronomical discovery was a treat.  The possibility that in my lifetime ordinary people will have the chance to fly into space makes me a little giddy.  As I consider the grandeur and expanse of the universe, I am kept in awe of the God who not…

The Travesty of Planned Parenthood

In recent days, a series of undercover videos have been released which appear to show that Planned Parenthood has been in the business of harvesting the remains of aborted babies for parts to sell to biomedical research companies, in violation of federal and state laws.  The most recent video, the fourth, was perhaps the most horrific one yet, with the VP of Planned…

Forgiveness

In the aftermath of the fatal shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, the families and friends of the victims faced many emotions:  grief, anger, disbelief, and horror, among many others.  People around the nation and the world shared in those emotions, as well.  Once the perpetrator of these horrendous acts was apprehended, we saw a person whose personality and…

Wow!

Wow!  I’m not sure that I can adequately express the gratitude and honor I feel in response to Faith Baptist Church’s call issued on Sunday, June 28 to me as the Senior Pastor.  I wanted to take this opportunity to say, “Thank you,” to each and every one of you for the confidence you have in me to lead you and this church in the days ahead.  It goes without saying that we…

Don’t Lose Hope

On Friday, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that had been eagerly anticipated by people throughout the nation.  The question being considered by the Court was whether states had the authority to prohibit two people of the same gender from entering into a marriage.  In what many Court watchers and researchers predicted, the decision was 5-4 in favor of striking…

The Pain of Charleston

This past week, all of our hearts were saddened when we heard about the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in Charleston, South Carolina.  This historically black church has a rich, and tragic, history going back to the early 1800s.  One of its early pastors planned a slave revolt, which was discovered by authorities and resulted in this pastor’s…

Greetings from Salt Lake City!

Greetings from Salt Lake City!  One of the things that always strikes me about this city is how wonderful it looks.  The streets are so clean, the people are generally so pleasant, and yet, there is a spiritual darkness that lays over this city that is almost palpable.  It reminds me of how Jesus described the Pharisees:  whitewashed tombs.  They look nice on the outside,…

Nebraska and the Death Penalty

Last week, the unicameral legislature of the state of Nebraska passed a law, over the governor’s veto, ending the death penalty in that state.  Nebraska is not considered, by any stretch of the imagination, to be a hotbed of liberal activism (the state has voted Republican in every presidential election since 1976 and has two Republican senators), so the decision of the…