The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and goods news refreshes the bones. (Proverbs 15:30) Having small children at Christmas is a tremendous blessing. I was asked recently what I got for Christmas, and I did not have a ready answer. As I get older, it becomes harder to be surprised by gifts as we typically buy things as we need them and/or they go on sale. After...Keep Reading
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New book helps parents, mentors, pastors, youth ministers, children’s ministry volunteers, or simply friends "bring clarity to young minds in a world that is spinning in confusion" ...
Discipleship is about change. Everyone wants to change......
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." Luke 2:14 Traditionally, the season of Advent has been observed as a season to prepare ourselves for the coming of Emmanuel, God with us. It can be viewed as a time to ponder anew the meaning of God visiting our planet in the flesh. Advent allows us to celebrate the pivotal and decisive ...Keep Reading
Earlier this month I read a very important article titled, I Asked Thousands of Biologists When Life Begins. The Answer Wasn't Popular, by researcher Steve Jacobs, who has a Phd from the University of Chicago. Jacobs surveyed professors in biology departments from over 1000 institutions around the world. He wanted to learn their answer to the question of When does human li...Keep Reading
With Reformation Sunday coming at the end of the month, I thought it timely to discuss a valuable principle from church history......Keep Reading
As Rich Lanning so eloquently put it Sunday during our worship service, "It is right to give honor where honor is due." He was referring to the bestowing of the distinguished honor of Pastor Emeritus to our former pastor, Reverend Glen Francis. Glen was one of the four original pastors when the Evangelical Community Church (ECC) began in 1996. He is credited for not only ...Keep Reading
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the Sing! Conference in Nashville, hosted by Getty Music....Keep Reading
We should be praying for our brothers and sisters in Hong Kong right now......Keep Reading
How do we respond to Joshua Harris's announcement that he is getting divorced from both his wife and Christian faith? ...Keep Reading
This year, the EPC General Assembly (GA) met in Denver, CO at the Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church. The GA is an annual gathering of ministers and ruling elders representing the 600 local churches across the country that make up the EPC. It is a time of ministry workshops, keynote addresses, worship services, commissioning of new missionaries, denominational reports, stand...Keep Reading
It has become an annual event for me to take some time off during the last full week of May leading up to Memorial Day weekend for a little rest and renewal. Over the last couple of years, my family and I have trekked down to the beautiful Red River Gorge, Kentucky for camping and hiking. This year we camped at the Koomer Ridge Campground, which is part of the Daniel Boon...Keep Reading
The burning of Notre Dame is a tragedy for all Western Civilization......Keep Reading