At the end of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, Paul makes a comment that piqued my curiosity: “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain” (1 Cor 15:58). 

This Sunday, April 12, is Easter, a holy holiday on which most churches across the country would normally be filled to record attendance. Not this year. The emergence of the COVID-19 virus and social distancing measures put in place to prevent its spread have forced all denominations to adop…

Rush Limbaugh mentioned “Tiger King” — the Netflix series that’s currently number one with viewers on the network. He watched one episode, labeled it a “train wreck” and decided not to finish. However, another radio titan, Glenn Beck, said he was hooked until the end.

I responded to an offer to try the Lifetime Movie Club on a trial basis. I thought this might be  good entertainment during these days with few evening commitments. I’d understood LMC was a channel overflowing with happy programming. After viewing a few episodes, however, I realized somethin…

With some unexpected “down time” this week I viewed a series for the second time about the fall of a major American news personality. This entrepreneur produced a classic TV show, trained politicians in media, founded two news networks and then fell into disgrace when it was discovered he’d …

We remembered lately the story of brave soldiers who found themselves at the Alamo in San Antonio. They’d faced heavy opposition for 12 days in 1836. Then on March 6 it was over in a few minutes. Texians repelled the attack twice, but not the third time. Forces under dictator Gen. de Santa A…

The Apostle Paul’s familiar exhortation to “greet one another with a holy kiss” reflects a customary mid-Eastern and first century greeting (Romans 16:16). Those from other nations yet greet one another in this way. We’ve seen European leaders welcoming our presidents at summits with a kiss …

At Easter, we focus on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and rightly so. It is well-documented in Scripture that our Christian faith stands or falls on Christ’s bodily resurrection. It also offers us great comfort, knowing that His resurrection was the first-fruits of those who follow Him — …

Working at a church is both humbling and horrifying. You get the joy of being a part of God’s ongoing mission and watching lives be transformed by the Holy Spirit each day. I often stand in awe of why God would choose someone like me to carry forth His Word. When I look around, I see many ar…