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Fun and Games

Fun is a concept I run into frequently. I work with kids, and kids love to have fun. However, children’s ministry seems to be the only place fun gets mentioned in Christian context. I suppose some of that is because the world has tried to sell the lie that fun and evil are connected. I don’t think Christians have done enough to combat that idea. As I’m sure you know,…

More Friendly With Two

Last Wednesday, Abby was away for the day. She was visiting some old friends, helping them prepare for a move to Ireland where they will become missionaries. I of course was glad she could go. I have to admit, though, my day without her stunk. My mother-in-law graciously agreed to stay with us Tuesday night through Thursday morning, and she was a tremendous help with Max.…

Does Wickedness Hurt You?

I recently read an article online. I know what you are thinking, but I’m pretty sure this was a reasonably reliable source. It didn’t come from any major news network, so that’s one thing in its favor. This article was talking about how doctors are “treating” transgender issues among children. The things some medical professionals are in some cases being encouraged to do…

Gold, Silver, Precious Stones, and Cardboard

              I actually wrote this post before Pastor’s sermon last Sunday, but it’s neat to see how appropriate both messages are for each other. Like pastor said, there is a lot of ministry to be done outside the four walls of the church  building. Most of us church types are familiar with the image drawn from 1 Corinthians 3. There are two kinds of ministry – the…

Desperate Deer

I have long enjoyed pursuing and harvesting wild game. Hunting for squirrels, turkeys, and especially deer is a significant part of my heritage – and my grocery budget! I know any activity that involves killing an animal can be hard for some to sympathize with, but for me it is just as much provision as sport. For instance, last fall I was able to provide a wild turkey…

Why?

“Why did God let this happen to me?” “Your God must be a monster if He lets wars and cancer and rape happen.” “Why should I believe in a God who doesn’t care about me?” Maybe you’ve heard lines like these when you witness. Every person has had something happen to them or seen something happen to someone else that could make them doubt the goodness of God. It’s a valid…

Memorial Day

We humans are a people of narrow perspective. It seems almost impossible for us to be mindful of anything outside our own lifespan. Whether it’s a generation into the future, a generation into the past, or the eternity to come, we just don’t seem to care. Each year, Memorial Day makes this obvious. Memorial Day is about memory. But since our own memories only go back to…

Faulty Pedestals

I do it. I’m pretty sure you do it, too. Believers have done it for centuries. We tend to put spiritual leaders on a pedestal. In 1 Corinthians 1:12 Paul said, “Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.” There were contentions in the church of Corinth – different factions identifying with different…