This weekend the home that we’re building was vandalized. Seeing the damage made me realize just how temporary things of this life are, and how glad I am to have an eternal hope.
Whether you believe in the tithe or free will giving, I think we can all agree that giving is something that Christians are called to do.
Practicing an attitude of gratitude can help you in all walks of your life–financial, career, marriage–just to name a few. Why not try it today?
We’re warned of the dangers of debt in the Bible, so is it OK for a Christian to lend money and earn interest? Here’s a discussion of Christians and lending.
I hope everyone is persevering with lent and fighting off temptation in all its enticing forms. Lent is probably the best time, for us as Christians, to reflect on our faith and how it has strengthened us; through past, present and future trials. Recently, I had been trying to pin exactly where my new-found respect […]
The following is an excerpt from a book titled, “Words of Hope for All Times“, written by a close family friend, and one of my spiritual mentors, Dr. William E. Berg. Pastor Berg wrote this book at the young age of 97. He was still writing and speaking up until his death this week at […]
Christmas can easily become a holiday about consumerism, about giving and receiving nice things. Far too often the true meaning of the holiday gets lost.
Throughout scripture we’re challenged with many things that Gods expects of His children, and one that’s commonly discussed is the call to be good stewards of all of His resources.
God has given us a template by which we can help our broken world, the tithe. While we don’t need to follow strict rules like the Israelites did, looking to that example can help us in our own giving.
For those of us living in the western world, we don’t have to worry very much about the necessities of life. We’ve got a lot of wealth, but can our money get in the way of a relationship with God?
Today is the tenth anniversary of the day that my wife and I were married. I remember the day well. I was living with several friends at the time, and we all slept in that morning before getting up and heading out for a mid-morning breakfast at Denny’s. The day started out extremely stormy, and […]
As the typical Sunday morning service comes, you take a seat in the usual place awaiting the singing and a sermon. As you anticipate the events ahead, your eyes catch the bulletin or PowerPoint announcements. On one corner of the page or on a passing slide, an update from one of the church’s missionaries comes […]
The sermon at our church this week was a good one. It had a lot of things to say about how as a culture we’ve become so saturated with the idea that we can find fulfillment in things, people or passions. Those things in our lives, while they aren’t necessarily bad things, have a way […]
Religious rites of passage are important to families, and should be a time of celebration and joy. But are they just turning into another expensive party?