From the Pulpit…

Senior Moments Those were the times! We could eat like a horse and not look like one. All of the school teachers were older than we were, and professional athletes were about the age of our older brothers. Life was…

From the Pulpit…

Successful Ministry Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got. I share this story as it was shared with me. My heart goes out to this guy. As they say, “but for the grace of God….” “I am writing in response…

Christian Concepts

Suicide, Heaven and Hell On December the fourth of last year Maison Hullibarger took his own life. He was 18. At his funeral the priest said suicide is a sin from which one cannot seek forgiveness and is unforgiveable. Jeff…

The Centerpiece of Christmas

I came across some “Dear Santa” letters written by kids. One letter I read made me wonder whether Elliot was able to get off the naughty list. He wrote, “Dear Santa, I’m sorry for putting all that Ex-lax in your…

The Ninth Reindeer

“Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was first introduced as an advertising gimmick. 79 years ago, Montgomery Ward gave copies of the poem, “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, to customers for their children. It was so popular that the store gave away more…

Testing our Christmas IQ

Every Christmas we celebrate with the Christmas story and birth of Christ.  Do we really know what we think we know about what the Scriptures have told us about Jesus’ birth? The reality is, what we know may not be…

From the Pulpit

Everyone needs a buddy I wonder if the Scripture saying “whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me” applies to animals? Buddy came into our lives riding in the engine block of a delivery truck to…