What Commitment Looks Like Up Close

I have written recently about commitment (“If I Falter, Push Me On”) but I want to revisit that subject again in this post from a slightly different perspective. I want to write from the vantage point of a pastor who in 50 years of pastoring has seen about every kind of commitment there is toContinue reading “What Commitment Looks Like Up Close”

“If I Falter, Push Me On”

Jesus said that “whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall find it” (Luke 9:24). Losing one’s life for a cause is commitment; losing one’s life for Jesus’ sake would be the ultimate commitment. Commitment in the 21st century has been put to the test as we are about to enter yearContinue reading ““If I Falter, Push Me On””

What Keeps People Out of Heaven

Since my “You and God” blog hit your “inbox” last Tuesday more than three quarters of a million babies have been born worldwide! Some “guesstimate” that of that number, ninety percent of them will live, die and go out into eternity without having embraced the faith “once delivered,” the life-saving, soul-saving gospel of Jesus Christ,Continue reading “What Keeps People Out of Heaven”

Be Strong and of Good Courage

Those were the words God repeatedly set before Joshua, the successor to Moses who had died having led the Israelites out of Egypt and through a 40-year maize of a wandering wilderness journey. At the age of 120 Moses, who had received the 10 commandments from God’s hand on Mt. Sinai, Moses, the larger-than-life legend,Continue reading “Be Strong and of Good Courage”

 The Church and the 21st Century Pandemic

A friend of mine, teaching Sunday School, told (with tongue in cheek) how the Puritans dealt with absence from church.  “Here is how they did things: Miss one Sunday and you get no meals on Monday; miss two Sundays and you get a whipping; miss three Sundays and you go to jail; miss four Sundays:Continue reading ” The Church and the 21st Century Pandemic”