The Weapons of Righteousness

With the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left.– 2 Corinthians 6:7 There are weapons of righteousness for each of our hands. The phrase, “weapons of righteousness,” sometimes translated as, “armor of righteousness,” has been interpreted many ways, from the plausible to the ludicrous. These weapons are often linked to our […]

The 5 Emotional Stages of a VBS Volunteer

It is that time of year again. Excited teams of Vacation Bible School volunteers are lining up to put on a meaningful week of ministry for kids. What many do not realize is, like the five stages of grief, there are emotional stages to working VBS, and we do not want you to be caught […]

When Pressing on Means Giving Up

I could hear the voices whispering, “Persevere, Don’t give up, You need to press on.” The only problem was I was fairly certain these were the voices of the enemy. I was torn because persistence is something to honor. A sense of despondency and joy burned within me at the thought of giving up several […]

Our Quiet Times Are Rarely As They Appear

Reblogged from The Fight of Faith If someone were to walk by, they would see a man at rest on the Lord’s day. He is sitting on the front porch soaking up the sun on a beautiful spring day. The birds are singing, and a pleasant breeze is blowing. His posture is relaxed, and in […]

3 Reasons Palm Sunday is Important

Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed behind cried out, saying; Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the Highest! Matt. 21:9 Why is Palm Sunday important? When we celebrate the Triumphal Entry, we are celebrating a monumental occasion. As we see Jesus ride […]

So what does “Christian counseling” entail?

Well it’s not the same as secular counseling but since secular counseling is usually framed in the traditional shell of Christian counseling there will be similarity. Christian counseling is the response to an emotional crisis serious enough to cause a disruption in life, behavior or relationships. Counseling isn’t reducible to just getting together to talk […]

On homosexuality and the moral laws of Leviticus

If we think the Bible’s prohibition of homosexuality in Leviticus is obsolete because it’s old and analogous to other Old Testament laws that pass away, we should also think that the laws against adultery, bestiality and offering children to Moloch have passed away. These are the reasonable laws to compare for continuity. When people argue […]