Discussing Our Bizarre, Baffling Bible

How do we discuss weird Bible stories with our kids?

In this post, we’ll take a look at how to discuss our bizarre, baffling Bible with our kids. In my last post, titled “Our Bizarre, Baffling Bible,” I discussed how strange the Bible can be, and how it is important that we openly discuss those odd things with our children and grandchildren. Here’s the main […]


Back-To-School Prayer

The lack of prayer FOR schools should concern us more than the lack of prayer IN schools.

For almost 3 centuries, the regular and accepted practice in most American educational institutions was to begin the day with an orally recited prayer or a reading from the Bible. This reflected the general understanding that our culture, our history and our laws all had a basic foundation in the Judeo-Christian scriptures. Recent historical perspective […]


Don’t Just Stand There

Is good always the enemy of great? Can insisting on doing everything right prevent us from taking action at all?  These are thought-provoking questions recently asked by Dr. L. Roger Owens of Pittsburg Theological Seminary. “If a Job’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Poorly” Found at: http://www.faithandleadership.com/l-roger-owens-if-job%E2%80%99s-worth-doing-it%E2%80%99s-worth-doing-poorly] When I was growing up, I was regularly given […]


Things NOT to Say to Suffering People

Have you ever noticed that people sometimes say the most ridiculous things when they try to comfort or encourage others? I have made some huge mistakes in this area, and I’ve seen others make huge mistakes as well.  In fact, some of my worst transgressions have been with my wife and kids. I applaud people […]


You don’t have to be a perfect person to do something great for somebody else.  It’s not just for the saints of the world.  We can all do something.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon, Tyler Huckabee Article Relevant Magazine, Nov./ Dec., Page 64

The Boomerang Effect

The boomerang is an ingenious device developed and used first by Australian natives as a hunting tool. The surfaces of the angular object are formed to create an air foil or wing. Air passes over the top surface more quickly than it does the bottom, providing lift. As it is thrown, lift and centrifugal force […]


Ghosts in My Office

Whenever I prepare sermons, I feel haunted by five Ghosts. None of them are real, but it seems that each one tries to affect the outcome of my preparations. Ghost Number 1 Ghost number one whispers, while hovering over my shoulder, “I represent the listener from a big, prosperous metropolitan church. We could be looking […]