The LORD Jesus Christ

Twice in the past two years God has shaken my understanding of who Jesus is. For decades I have been intrigued by the titles and descriptions of Jesus in Scripture. He is Son of God, Savior, Emmanuel, the Word, the Light of the World, the Christ, the Bread of Life, the Author of Life, the […]


The Laborers Are Few—And Getting Fewer

This past spring I was invited to give the baccalaureate address for a large Christian high school. There were 172 graduates. The school’s facilities and faculty were impressive. The same was true for its academic, artistic, and athletic achievements. The school administrators and board of trustees have made a concerted effort to remain true to […]


Social Justice

“Liberty and justice for all.” So we say in our pledge of allegiance to the United States of America. Those words were penned long ago in 1892 by Francis Bellamy. Now they seem somewhat prophetic of our present times as a cry rings out against injustice in our land. The buzz word for our society […]


Does God Want You to be Rich?

Several years ago, Time Magazine published an article entitled, Does God Want You to be Rich? (September 18, 2006). On one side of the question are those who tout a prosperity theology which says that God wants us to be prosperous and happy. On the other side are folks who are saying, in effect, “I […]


You Are the Light of the World

Jesus’ declaration in John 8:12 has a way of brightening our day in more ways than one: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Those are amazing, encouraging truths in a sin-cursed world that is becoming increasingly godless and dark. […]