2020-02-26 to 28 Pictures: Charleston, South Carolina

One of the few upsides of having to cancel our Spring Break trip last March at the onset of the pandemic is that we are "stuck" with a rather large voucher from one of those discount airlines. Last autumn, Tricia and I spent a weekend in Savannah, Georgia and had a...

A John 3:16 Craft for Kids

John 3:16 is one of the most well known and reassuring verses in the Bible. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16 (NIV) The following is a little craft I threw...

2020-03-01 Pictures: Lyndsey’s College Signing Day

This afternoon Lyndsey made it official, signing her letter of intent to play college basketball for the Hiram College Terriers starting next year. While she made the decision and committed to Hiram before Christmas, she has been looking forward to this day since her...

2020-02-13 Pictures: Lyndsey’s 18th Birthday

I am little behind on posting photos. These are some of my favorites from a couple of weekends ago when we got a chance to celebrate Lyndsey's 18th birthday. It's hard to believe that my little girl is officially an adult. It was nice to have the family all back...


Introduction I love working with kids, and I love teaching them hard concepts in ways they can understand. To that end, for years I have been working on a dictionary of theological terms for kids and teens. In sharing those definitions, there seemed no better place to...

If You Want It Done Right

In all likelihood, you know how the phrase ends: If you want it done right, DO IT YOURSELF! This is a bit of a mantra for me, and frankly, something that I struggle with daily both in leadership and in my Christian walk.  In theory, this is easy to accept. ...

What Does God Hate?

This is the little and humble post that started it all. I happened to be reading through my Bible, and this passage impacted me so much that I posted a little blurb about it on Facebook. That was July 28, 2008, and I've been writing and sharing ever since. (Maybe...

The End is Coming!!!

I am not a sandwich board wearing – yell at the the top of your lungs – the world is coming to an end kind of guy.  That said, the bible is clear.

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.” [Revelation 21:1]

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” [Mark 13:31]

Dr. Russel Moore posted an interesting article on his blog yesterday regarding a more personal view of the study of Eschatology (The Doctrine of End Times).  I am with Dr. Moore on not breaking fellowship on questions of Eschatology.  The one thing I come across that sets me off though is the abundance of people who “predict” the time of the end.  It’s clear that they’ve never read their Bibles:

32 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven,nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.” [Mark 13:32-33]

Dr. Moore offers an insightful look at why, even though we may differ on our interpretation of the Scripture, every true follower of Christ should be excited about the second coming of our Lord.  He summarizes:

“Eschatology ought to fire up your adrenal glands. When you think about that Eastern sky exploding you ought to feel the zeal to evangelize, to congregationalize, and to live in the gratitude that when the roll is called up yonder, you’ll be there.”

You can find the complete article here:

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