The Expulsive Power of a New Affection capturing this generation

In my desire to reach out to these college students and young adults a question that I continually encounter is “how do you change the heart of these students” to help them love God more? I hope the overwhelming response is that individuals do not change through a grit and bear it mentality  or being Read more about The Expulsive Power of a New Affection capturing this generation[…]

“Pray without ceasing.”—1 Thessalonians 5:17.

WHAT DO THESE WORDS IMPLY? Is it simply a hyperbole? I found a sermon given by Charles Spurgeon that unpacks this single text showing vividly and clearly what it doesn’t mean, but then in his Spurgeon way, with the magic of his pen, gives five explanations for what this looks like on a daily level-not Read more about “Pray without ceasing.”—1 Thessalonians 5:17.[…]

John 13:18-30 The Sovereignty of God in the betrayal by Judas

Judas has become a pop-icon as of late with 125 million views of Lady Gaga’s tribute to Judas the betrayer.  The way Lady Gaga has explained her song gives a different picture than the Bible.  “It’s about leaving your darkness behind in order to come into the light,” she added the other day. “I have Read more about John 13:18-30 The Sovereignty of God in the betrayal by Judas[…]

The Millenial Generation has Arrived

I am always combing the internet for images that capture life.  Telling a story through pictures.  I am especially interested in the generation that I live and breath in every day.  The Millennials.  What characterizes us?   Our political views?  Religion?  Marriage? Vocation?  Interests?  Likes/dislikes?  Education? The millennials are often told by the older wiser Read more about The Millenial Generation has Arrived[…]

A review of Chuck Bomar’s Worlds Apart: Understanding the Mindset and Values of 18-25 Year Olds

Chuck Bomar, “Worlds Apart: Understanding the Mindset and Values of 18-25 Year Olds”.    Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Zondervan 2011.  167 pages. WAS $14.99 NOW-$10.19 In his informative book, Worlds Apart, Chuck helps us recognize the gap that exists between the world of the 18-25 year old and helps bridge the gap in some real, tangible and practical Read more about A review of Chuck Bomar’s Worlds Apart: Understanding the Mindset and Values of 18-25 Year Olds[…]

Ingredients of Holiness

Holiness defined: God is separated from sin and devoted to seeking his own glory. (Grudem, 202). There are two parts to this definition. First, God’s relation to sin-he is physically and morally separated from it. Second, He pursues His glory through that separation. 1. God is separated from Sin. In the Old Testament we see Read more about Ingredients of Holiness[…]