Why Does Anyone Become a Christian?

I found this article by Tim Keller to be very interesting... Many say that Christians who maintain the historic, traditional doctrines are behind the times, are too exclusive, and are “on the wrong side of history.” Two recent books that cast doubt on this view are from historian and biblical scholar Larry Hurtado, Destroyer of the … Continue reading Why Does Anyone Become a Christian?

Why The Gospel of Christ is Good News

This week's "Five on Friday" is a five minute animated video explanation of the gospel story.  Even if you're a "veteran" Christian, I encourage you to watch the video to learn another way of presenting the gospel of Christ to someone else. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3TC03kQ_Do If you're wandering how to be one with Christ, here's another short … Continue reading Why The Gospel of Christ is Good News

“I’m O.K. – You’re Pure Evil”

"I'm O.K. - You're Pure Evil" That's the headline of Frank Bruni's latest column in the New York Times, in which he provides commentary on the toxic nature of America's political dialogue.  Among other things, Bruni writes the following: "Our language is growing coarser.  Our images too.  And even if they're only rarely a conduit … Continue reading “I’m O.K. – You’re Pure Evil”

How to Have Healthy Relationships

Yesterday, I was honored to co-preach with Alameda's Connections Minister, Payton Minzenmayer.  Our sermon was part of a current sermon series called "Transformed," in which we are looking at the various characteristics of a person whose life has been transformed by Jesus Christ.  You can view or listen to those sermons here. One aspect of … Continue reading How to Have Healthy Relationships

An Encouraging Word for Your Monday Morning

Let's face it: Mondays can be rough. For some, Mondays signal the beginning of another week of grinding out the same workload that never seems to stop or to be worth all the effort.  Another battle with the to-do list, another looming confrontation with the boss, co-workers, or customers, another bout of anxiety wondering what … Continue reading An Encouraging Word for Your Monday Morning