"One example is worth a thousand arguments." - Gladstone

"If you want your neighbor to see what the Christ spirit will do for him, let him see what it has done for you." - H. Beecher


"Controversy, it should be stressed, flows from the collision of truth with falsehood. Controversy, however, should not result from the manner in which the truth is presented. In other words, in a confrontational situation, controversy should be the result of the message, not the messenger." - John W. Whitehead


"Real contentment must come from within. You and I cannot change or control the world around us, but we can change and control the world within us." - Warren W. Wiersbe


Spending Trends

(from Time Magazine, August 2011) Rate of spending growth:2003-2007 14%2007-2011 3% Since 2007, Consumers in the U.S. are spending more on:Higher Education +6%Bicycles +9%Movie Theaters +12%Watches +13%Used Autos +4%Sewing Items +1%Hospital Services +11%Cell Phone Services +31%Lotteries +16%Physician Services +7%Alcohol +5%Foreign Travel in the U.S. +17% And less on:Veterinary and Pet Services -6%Clothing Repair and Alteration […]


Have you participated in pro-life activism? (check all that apply) 21% I have participated in a march and/or protest.19% I have held pro-life signs.19% I have written an elected official.5% I have a pro-life bumper sticker.10% I have written articles, blog posts, and/or updates through social media13% I don’t participate in public activism.8% I am […]

30 Years of MTV

(as seen in Time Magazine, August 2011) Part of a timeline highlighting MTV’s past 30 years: 1981: MTV launches on August 1 with “Video Killed the Radio Star” by English new-wave band the Buggles1983: Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” breaks MTV’s color barrier after two years of black artists going unseen1987: Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” […]

Portraits of a Disciple

Recollections of John Stott’s Life and Ministry – Christopher J. H. Wright (ed). IVP Books. More than a biography, this book is a “sketch of a man who overflows all attempts to describe him, offered by a tiny few of his many, many friends.” Although biographies have been written about this world-renowned pastor, none paint […]

A Place for Truth

Leading Thinkers to Explore Life’s Hardest Questions – Dallas Willard. IVP Books. Over the years, the Veritas Forum has provided a place in the university for speakers to discuss the deepest questions of truth and life. Now, in A Place for Truth, many of the most notable presentations have been gathered together in one conversational […]

What’s Stopping You?

Our Adversary is unrelenting. He has nothing else to do. He isn’t interested in a night off or a little vacation. The devil is pure evil and ruthlessly intent to steal, kill, and destroy. Today and tomorrow, 24 hours a day. And most leaders are seriously naïve regarding his activity. Nehemiah, Chapter 6 illustrates the […]

The Purpose

“The fear of the Lord leads to life, so that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.” – Proverbs 19:23Paul Revere’s name has become synonymous with a ride made during the tumultuous days leading up to the American Revolution. His purpose was to warn the “Minute Men” of New England of an impending crisis. They […]

Simple Marks of Faithfulness

During the reign of Queen Victoria, a heartwarming story made its way to the headlines of British news. The story is told of a homeless, mixed breed puppy that wandered the streets and came to the feet of a sentry outside St. James Palace. The dog was covered with snow, and was both hungry and […]

The Seven Deadly Sins of a Pastor (Part 1)

For fifteen years I served in a church staff position. I was surprised when God called me to the pastorate. Early in my ministry I had no desire to be the Senior Pastor…but God changed my heart and the direction of my ministry. I count myself a blessed man for having served as both a […]

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