pastor column

Getting over the speed bumps of life

Life is like speed bumps. Speed bumps can show up anywhere, any time, and sometimes without warning. Sometimes we are warned by a sign along the road and other times these bump ...

What does ‘father’ bring to mind?

It is said that, in almost every language, one of the first words a baby learns is the word DaDa, Papa, or Baba. Someone has humorously pointed out that babies first call you “ ...

Suffering consequences helps you learn from mistakes

I’ve become accustomed to politicians tugging at our heart strings. They enact laws and write regulations that compel us to help feed the hungry with food stamps, clothe the nake ...

Bringing traditional doctrine up to modern times

When denominations change their doctrinal statements, the changes usually move away from what previous generations would have recognized as true. In contrast, the Evangelical Fre ...

Pastor Column: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power

When the going gets tough, get dressed! No matter who you meet these days, it seems that they have a “full plate.” Concerns are expressed about the national economy, job secur ...

Faith, politics intertwine in election year

Religion and politics. Many people would suggest that you avoid these topics as points of conversation, fearing that such conversation might become contentious. Furthermore, there ...

Put yo’ faith in the Lord Jesus

Don't put yo' faith in yo' good looks; you can lose yo' good looks! Years ago, a street preacher had grabbed my attention with those words. Not that I had been particularly ...