This year Jonathon Barnes and I co-wrote the Holy Week Devotional. It was a privilege to work with him, he has good writing skills, and he had his completed long before mine were. Without a doubt, this year we have received more feedback than any other year we have undertaken this project. (Maybe … [Read more...] about It Was Our Pleasure
Let's concentrate for just a moment on the basic facts of our redemption in Christ. Dr. David Jeremiah shared this summary in a recent, "Turning Point": “It was God’s plan to enjoy fellowship with His creation for eternity, and He ultimately will. But when man sinned—a ghastly offense in the … [Read more...] about Just the Basics
We were so pleased to get to make the following decision: On Sunday, April 4, Easter Sunday, we will have two worship services (identical) at 9:00 and 10:30. This past Sunday we experienced the wonderful blessing of a large crowd. Although it felt really good to be crowded, given the past year … [Read more...] about Gearing Up for Easter
Our family has had the opportunity to experience some of what makes Madison Christian Church so special. I would say that is the genuine expression of love from this body of believers to members of the body that are hurting. I officiated at my mom's funeral service on Saturday. March 13. It was … [Read more...] about The Madison Way
Several years ago we were at David and Joy’s on a Sunday morning and we attended worship at Dayspring Church where they are members. As the worship unfolded, I will never forget the words the worship leader prayed: “Lord, my need for you has exceeded my need to pretend I have it all … [Read more...] about Seek Wisdom
The other day I was asked to join with a group of people in "condemning" a popular Christian author and speaker. The individual who was subject to condemnation had issued a letter and apologized for the biblical content of one of his messages. Very clearly, I believe this individual made a … [Read more...] about Uncomfortable with Condemning
We were very fortunate, because of the foresight of Aaron Crabtree, to have an online presence for worship that was in place BEFORE March of 2020 and the pandemic. There has not been a day go by since March of 2020 that I have not given thanks for the online platforms we have (Facebook Live, Madison … [Read more...] about What You Can’t Do Online
We are have had a fabulous time packing meals that will go to starving people in Honduras through Lifeline Christian Mission. "Food Insecurity" is a major problem all over the world. In Central America, because of COVID and the devastation of six hurricanes in a row, the need for food is great. … [Read more...] about Pack Those Meals!!
There are a number of things that greatly concern me about the current “cancel culture,” this idea that when you disagree with someone you just shut them down and take away their platform. The idea that anything that goes against the majority view (and that is not the Christian view) must be … [Read more...] about What Do We Do When Our Speech is Banned?