Do you have idolatry in your heart and not know it? – Ezekiel 14, Part 1

What do you long for?  What do you desire?  A relationship?  Debts paid off?  A big enough savings account so you’re not living paycheck to paycheck?  A new car?  New house?  A different personality?  Different looks?  Good health?  Healing?  Success?  Athletic ability?  Artistic ability?  A raise?  What do you long for?  We all have desire. Continue reading “Do you have idolatry in your heart and not know it? – Ezekiel 14, Part 1”

A Purple Church is NOT colorblind – Current Events Q3 2021, Part 2

Have you heard that phrase? “We should be colorblind!” People suggest, when it comes to ethnicity, being colorblind is what is desirable. Just see the person, not their skin color, right? It sounds good, but I have three colorblind sons, each with varying degrees of colorblindness, and I can tell you that visual colorblindness meansContinue reading “A Purple Church is NOT colorblind – Current Events Q3 2021, Part 2”

How to change a heart of stone into a heart of flesh (and help others do the same) – Ezekiel 11, Part 5

Editor’s Note: Thanks to David Hundert who is our guest blogger this week, continuing our series through Ezekiel. Think about your heart. Not your actual blood pumper…but your inner being. Would you say you have a heart of stone or a heart of flesh? Do you feel somewhat cold or dead inside? Is there hopeContinue reading “How to change a heart of stone into a heart of flesh (and help others do the same) – Ezekiel 11, Part 5”

Why we need to evaluate our longings – Colossians 3:1-4, Part 2

Recently I got a notice that a person wanted to send a message to the church through our Instagram account’s messaging system.  I’m always a bit suspicious about requests from random people, but the message had me curious.  The person asked, “Can I ask a biblical question here?”  Yes.  Yes, you can!  They asked aContinue reading “Why we need to evaluate our longings – Colossians 3:1-4, Part 2”

You might be an impostor and not even know it – Jude 1-16, Part 5

All week long in this series of posts on Jude 1-16, we’ve been reading this ancient letter in which Jude reveals to the Christians that they have ungodly impostors in their church. Are you an impostor? No? Are you sure? Is it possible that there might be some small way you are living an inconsistentContinue reading “You might be an impostor and not even know it – Jude 1-16, Part 5”

How’s your heart? – Jude 1-16, Part 3

How is your heart? We normally think of this question in medical terms. But in this post, think about your heart in spiritual terms. Does God have your heart? In this series of posts on the first 16 verses of the ancient letter called Jude, we’ve been learning that Jude was writing to Christians toContinue reading “How’s your heart? – Jude 1-16, Part 3”

How to eat media

Last week I said that a college Shakespeare class and the movie Dumb & Dumber helped me change my mind about media.  I thought I had this media thing all figured out when I was a teen.  I was confident that there was no way it was affecting me.  But as an adult I haveContinue reading “How to eat media”