What We’ll Do if the Pandemic Continues (Part 4)

What We’ll Do if the Pandemic Continues (Part 4)

President Biden is set to deliver a major address on the next phase of his pandemic response this week. One White House official tells CNN, “On Thursday, the President will speak to the American people about his robust plan to stop the spread of the Delta variant and...
What We’ll Do if the Pandemic Continues (Part 3)

What We’ll Do if the Pandemic Continues (Part 3)

In the Hunger Games trilogy, specifically in Catching Fire (the second book and movie), a confused and panicked Katniss Everdeen prepares to enter the arena of death for a second time. Haymitch Abernathy, her trainer, reminds her through liquored breath, “Katniss,...
What We’ll Do if the Pandemic Continues (Part 2)

What We’ll Do if the Pandemic Continues (Part 2)

This morning’s newspaper is headlined, “State: Hospital beds filling fast.” A few turns to the right, and the headlines continue, “Requiring vaccines for hospital staff is the right call.” “Pfizer seeks FDA booster OK for 16, up.” “College football kicking off in...
What We’ll Do if the Pandemic Continues (Part 1)

What We’ll Do if the Pandemic Continues (Part 1)

Today’s headlines overflow with Coronavirus news. Cases of COVID-19 are rising fast. Vaccine uptake has plateaued. The debate about masks abounds on every side… again. This is a far cry from where we were back in the spring. We celebrated a declining pandemic....
7 Reasons We Celebrate Weekly Communion

7 Reasons We Celebrate Weekly Communion

The church service is almost over. Stomachs are growling, infants are weepy, and the clock is ticking. It’s at this point every week that I ask the congregation to take a minute of prayerful contemplation and self-examination, and then I ceremoniously break a loaf of...
6 Meditations to Fight Pornography (Part 3 of 3)

6 Meditations to Fight Pornography (Part 3 of 3)

“I’m trapped! How do I fight my porn habit?” “I just discovered the secret porn life of one of my kids. How can I help them?” “Is pornography really that big of deal? Like all other bodily functions, isn’t it just part of life?” These are just a few of many...
6 Meditations to Fight Pornography (Part 2 of 3)

6 Meditations to Fight Pornography (Part 2 of 3)

Porn. Our culture is hypnotized by its luster. Like an unwelcome omen, it calls to us, to our children, to our spouses, and to our friends. In Part 1 we discussed the first two tactics for fighting pornography’s appeal: Contemplate the Glory of the Lord. Contemplate...
6 Meditations to Fight Pornography (Part 1 of 3)

6 Meditations to Fight Pornography (Part 1 of 3)

P ornography. Where were you when you first saw it? For the boys in my neighborhood, we were in the second grade when an older kid who lived a few streets away showed us the contraband he had found in his dad’s garage. Second grade. Let that sink in. Second graders...
Does God Understand My Suffering?

Does God Understand My Suffering?

“Does God understand my suffering? Does He care when I hurt?” Most of us seek answers to these questions, especially when life gets hard. As I write this post, one of the men in my discipleship group is awaiting news from the hospital about his infant grandson....
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