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A Sincere Caution About Kanye West

This has happened before. A very well-known celebrity has crossed the line to declare their faith in Jesus Christ. I've heard of these stories, read about them, and remember how...

Time to Talk About Narcissism and Suicide

I do not recommend it, but I watched Dave Chappelle's recent Netflix special. The 60 minutes are filled with profanity and vulgarity in epic proportions yet, he makes profound points...

Joy of MOVING Forward

The statistics are in and they are NOT good. People are depressed more than ever, at least, more than as long as someone's been keeping track. According to recent studies,...

Though None Go With Me

Another “famous” Christian has declared he's beginning to leave the faith very visibly and publicly on Instagram. This just weeks after an acclaimed author and pastor did the same in the...

The Abortion of Meaning

The unspoken reason for BOTH the pro-life and pro-choice stance comes down to our eternal search for MEANING. Let me explain. The pro-choice argument determines a woman's meaning falls somewhere...

Why Pastors MUST Preach about Giving and Money

We just completed our series on financial stewardship, "Above and Beyond". Every year I take our church through a money oriented series on purpose so that the Lord's people can learn...

Is it a Sin to Be Rich?

We often fall into the trap of considering those who are well-off automatically excluded from the kingdom of heaven. We do this because we take a few Biblical texts out of...

Failure Is Inevitable – Focus on Christ

Numbers 20:10–13 (ESV) Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels: shall we bring water for you out...

Fasting is FOR You

Galatians 5:16–17 (ESV) But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit,...

The Lord of Turning the Page

1 Samuel 16:1–3 (ESV) The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with...

Don’t Let Tragedy Lead Your Life

I've seen it many times over 20 years of Christian ministry. It's called the tragedy effect. The idea is, when a tragic event happens personally or nationally, it inevitably gives...

Rolling in the Deep

The Deep End Podcast / Youtube channel is up and running and I'm very excited about its future. For those of you who may not know, the Deep End is...

CONFIRMED – Sin Still Stinks, Now What?

You can't avoid the news about potential Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford so I'll talk about it here. The thing I mainly take away from this...

Do Your Job In Jesus’ Name

Have you heard about the former Cosby Show Actor that was "Job-Shamed" for being spotted working at Trader Joe's in New Jersey? His name is Geoffrey Owens and he played...

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