Drowning in Debt?
You’ve probably heard the prayer, maybe even prayed it a couple of times yourself: “Oh, God, if I could only win the lottery and pay off everyone I owe.” Or it may have sounded like this: “Dear Lord...
Prosperity Preaching: Deceitful and Deadly
When I read about prosperity-preaching churches, my response is: "If I were not on the inside of Christianity, I wouldn’t want in." In other words, if this is the message of Jesus, no thank you.
John Bunyan: Blessing God for Affliction
"Like the tearing of my flesh from my bones."
That's how John Bunyan described parting with his family after their brief visits with him in prison. Each time they walked away, John was reminded of...
Is Your Mule In The Well?
A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer's well. The farmer heard the mule 'braying' - or - whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully...
Surviving Family Financial Hardship
My daughter Isaiah 18 years old this year, older than I was when she was born. For years we lived on a very low income and barely made ends meet.
She watched me work my way through college, studying...
Seven Important Facts You May Want To Know About Saving For College
Major Corporations want to be able to hire college graduates.
The average college graduate makes approximately 70% more than the average high school graduate in his working career.
The cost of...
Can a true believer be fooled into believing the prosperity gospel?
Well I think that answer is clearly yes. A true believer can be fooled into believing unbelievable — unbelievable — mistakes, doctrinally and ethically.
If that weren't true we would...
Divorce & Remarriage
Background and Introduction
All of my adult life, until I was faced with the necessity of dealing with divorce and remarriage in the pastoral context, I held the prevailing Protestant view that...
Breaking Free From Debt
Debt-free living is such a key area of our lives that needs to be changed in America. The focus needs to be taken off of THINGS and put on PEOPLE... the time we spend shopping for stuff to fill our...
Is Homosexuality Acceptable?
Homosexual activists have achieved what Americans fifty years ago would have thought impossible and unthinkable. In addition to systematically securing legal sanction with the help of liberal judges...