How Did We Get Our Bible?

On Sunday mornings at Alameda, I am preaching a series that addresses frequently asked questions about the Bible. The most recent sermon considered the question, "How did we get our Bible?" Due to the time constraints of one sermon, I was only able to give a simplified sketch of how we got the Bible; so, … Continue reading How Did We Get Our Bible?

Are the Ten Commandments Still Relevant?

Do Christians today still have to follow the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament? That may seem like a ridiculous question to ask, but popular mega-church preacher and author Andy Stanley answers with an emphatic "no!"  And he is completely wrong. Over the years, I have learned some helpful things about leadership, organization, communication, and … Continue reading Are the Ten Commandments Still Relevant?

Five on Friday

This week's "Five on Friday" consists of links to five recent blog posts that are worth your time to read... Are You a Pilot or a Passenger in Your Own Life? by Michael Hyatt Be Transformed in Mind by Matthew Dowling Voting in a Two-Party System: Ten Other Questions to Ask by Kevin DeYoung The 2018 Christian Reading … Continue reading Five on Friday

The Issue Beneath the Issue

On Monday my alma mater, Oklahoma Christian University, hosted author and speaker Jen Hatmaker for an event on campus.  Several months ago, the evangelical Hatmaker made news when she described homosexual relationships as "holy" in an interview, then doubled-down on that remark by revealing how her and her pastor-husband came to that conclusion.   Her … Continue reading The Issue Beneath the Issue