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10
Aug

Release the Spirit

The Holy Spirit is undoubtedly the most misunderstood part of the Godhead.  We forget that He is a person, has specific roles in the life of the Christian, and even that He is working when we do not directly see his work.  The Spirit supplements our conscience convicting us of God’s law.  John 14:26 says, …

30
Jan

The Magic Bullet

Americans are always looking for a magic bullet.  Whether it is money, health, or spiritual growth.  We can spot these all around us if we look, and I know that there was a time when I was a victim of the mentality myself.  I was in college studying biology, chemistry, physics and the like.  These …

8
Jan

An Open Letter in Our Mind-Numbed Age

For today’s article, I wanted to resurrect a letter that I wrote almost five years ago.  To set the stage, I had just graduated with my doctors degree and I was teaching at Bucknell University.  I was always in contact with several of my teachers from High School and I noticed that my old principal …

26
Oct

The Christian Response to Halloween

The time of year for Halloween is once again upon us.  For a full detail of the history and some really interesting facts, please visit my article from last year entitled ‘Happy Helloween‘.  Today, I wanted to review some basics and give some thoughts on the Christian response to this time of the year. Origins …

13
Oct

Church and Modeling

I have much to say on the topic of church.  There is a great falling-out in our church day, and I would love to address some of the issues.  The one that I want to look at today is the topic children’s church.  Although I am a very talented children’s and youth worker, I totally …

8
Oct

Pictures of Christ

I remember an old story that was a great picture of Christ.  It was spring of 2006 and I took my little in Big Brothers Big Sisters to a local fish hatchery / fishing location.  He was not very interested in fishing that day but rather, he wanted to hike up the hill.  This boy …

1
Oct

Stretch Me, Lord!

Here in America we are too comfortable.  Of course, we as a country have pressed hard for the American Dream, which was loosely defined as having money, at least enough to not have to worry about it, having cars, a house, and 2.5 kids (usually two kids and a dog).  When the World War II …

25
Sep

Youth are Still Kids, Not Autonomous Adults!

I do a lot of work in the tech field.  I can fix computers, build home networks, write webpages, and do graphic design.  My current day job consists of many of these elements.  I am also expanding my skills (a concept that I think everyone should do), so I was doing a few internet searches …

23
Sep

Keeping Up with the Children

I love working with youth, I have done it for many years, I have worked with over 200 kids by name, seventeen weeks of summer camps, four years of club programs for boys, four weeks of Vacation Bible School, three years of weekly Sunday School, and five years of mentoring in Big Brothers, Big Sisters, …