How should Christians handle Santa Claus? Answering this question could start a fight…which I have no intention of doing. I’m certain that your personal background shapes how you answer this question. Personally, I really enjoy Christmas. There are a lot of things I like about Christmas that really have little to do with Christmas Day. […]
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The famous scholar, Matthew Henry, wrote these words in his journal after being robbed of his wallet, “Let me be thankful first, because I was never robbed before; second, because, although they took my purse, they did not take my life; third, because, although they took my all, it was not much; and fourth, because […]
This post certainly isn’t a slam on Christians who do the Halloween thing—I’m all for you dressing up, eating candy and having fun! Personally, I’m just not really into holidays. They sort of come and go around here—with exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I hold more of the “to each their own” when it comes […]
Those illegal aliens are driving me… How did you answer that question? I have a rant that’s been brewing in me for a while. I really don’t know where I’m going with this blog, but I have some things that I feel need to be said from a biblical perspective. I also think this post […]
Certain events are seared into our memories. I will never forget sitting in my elementary classroom as the space shuttle exploded after lift off. Or hearing the news of the towers falling on September 11, 2001. I’m not sure how you heard about the events in Boston on Monday. I was at my computer and […]
On behalf of Cross Connection Network, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas. I assume that many of the readers are men who serve Christ sacrificially in the ministry. I’m typing this blog Saturday night. I’m swamped. I am ready for Sunday morning, the event Sunday night, family is coming over Monday, and […]
I didn’t grow up shooting. Maybe once, or twice, but nothing that made a real impact on me. I learned to shoot in the SEAL teams. From the get go, safety was hammered down my throat. Things like, “Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot”, “Never point your weapon at […]
In my spiritual journey God has used a number of things to shape me. I think I accepted Christ at a Tuesday night Bible study that was at a Vineyard church. From there I started attending Horizon, then to The Rock when Miles McPherson launched it, then to a little Mexican church in National City, […]
Last Tuesday I wrote “Election Tuesday” on my personal blog. I had no idea what the outcome of the election would be as I wrote. It was pretty clear that I, with the majority of Evangelical Christians, was hoping for a different outcome. As I wrote that blog, this line stood out to me: “I […]
As I reflect back on my time in the SEAL Teams, I realize more and more that so much of military life translates to the local church. One of my favorite training drills was “IAD’s” (Immediate Action Drills). This is a training scenario where the platoon is faced with enemy contact. An insane amount of […]