Our Culture’s Impact On The Church

The dominate philosophy in our society is secularism. Our culture influences us to a great extent, maybe more than we realize. We are bombarded daily with secular ideology, and cannot avoid its influences. But what about the church? One of our tendencies is, in order to be relevant we try to adjust to the culture….

How Do Morals And Values Become Relative?

Have you ever wondered how our morals and values became relative? From time to time I teach Sunday school at a church where most of the members are in their sixties and seventies. I ask the question, how many of you feel like you are living in a different country than the one you grew…

Church Inc.

  My friend attends a church that has four services and several thousand members. He recently got divorced and is trying to put his life back on track. About a couple of weeks ago he received an email from one of the elders on staff. This elder wanted him to come to a meeting and…

For You There Is A God

Last week I overheard a conversation between two young ladies regarding the existence of God. The first lady believed there is a God and was giving her reasons for the existence of God. After a while the second lady said, “If you believe there is a God then for you there is one, but I…

Considering The Cost

What would you do if you knew your children would suffer persecution in the future for maintaining biblical views? Would you still teach them biblical values or would you think it might be in their best interest if you didn’t. This may seem like a strange question to ask especially in the West. We think…

I Am Not Religious, I Am Spiritual

“I am not religious, I am spiritual”. In recent times I have heard this sentence uttered by many people from all walks of life. I have heard it from middle age people as well as young people. It seems to be a spiritual catch phrase of the day. If I am to be honest, I…

Why Are You Judging Me?

Have you ever pointed something to a friend that was in clear violation of God’s word only to hear “WHY ARE YOU JUDGING ME?” We all know people who are fault finders. These people seem to thrive on finding fault in others. You have to be perfect otherwise they are ready to point out your…

Moving Away From The Traditional Family

The face of the American family has changed over this past 50 years. We don’t seem to see many traditional families any more; According to the Pew Research: The percentage of children under 18 living with parents in first marriage, with stay at home mother and working father in 1960’s were 50% in 2014 14%….

The Danger Of Affluence

Some time ago I listened to a sermon where the minster was comparing our spiritual state with those of other countries. He mentioned in the countries where Christianity was illegal, the believers there seem to exhibit a zeal for the faith that we don’t seem to have. The point of the sermon was, since in…

An Atheist As A Christian Minister !

I recently came across an article that was both shocking and humorous. In Oct. 4, 2016 The Salt Lake Tribune ran an article entitled “She is an atheist, but still an ordained minister in Canada-at least for now”. Rev. Gretta Vosper is an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada. The only problem is…

Do We All Worship The Same God?

“…I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me…”   John 14:6   In today’s society there are many misconceptions about God. One of these misconceptions is the idea that we all worship the same God.   Recently, I had discussions with several individuals about God….

Is Life Getting Harder For Evangelicals In America?

In recent years, many evangelicals believe life has become more difficult for them in America than before. A survey done by Pew Research in June 2016 found that 41% of protestant evangelicals said it has become harder for them compared to 34% in September of 2014. That is an increase of 7%. The numbers are…