So, it’s been a rough year. Maybe not in actuality worse than others, but as a nation, we are reeling. Our news feeds have been filled with constant crises- conflict between ethnic groups, an embattled and shocking election, a string of deadly and destructive hurricanes, an avalanche of high profile sexual assault accusations, more embattled […]

We received word yesterday that the city of Milan, Italy is actively seeking to prevent Punto Lode (“Point of Praise”), our sister church, from meeting for corporate worship in their building. Last Sunday morning police came to Punto Lode and threatened “an eminent closure of the building.” Punto Lode is a vibrant, gospel preaching church […]

There is no darkness, no deep darkness, where evildoers can hide. -Job 34:22 Hiding Sin Never Works One of Satan’s greatest lies is that we can successfully hide sin.  We are painfully realizing this as a nation.  The recent avalanche of sexual assault allegations has shocked us, despite the fact that our culture has virtually […]

I’ve had a great time at this year’s annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. ETS is an academic society devoted to advancing precision in Christian theology. While often unseen to the average church goer, ETS gives a sneak peak into the world behind study Bibles, commentaries, etc. So what did I do and why […]

October 31st is Reformation Day–the day we celebrate a movement that “began” in 1517 when the now famous German monk/theology professor Martin Luther challenged the preaching of indulgences. This is an overly simplistic historical understanding of what happened, but it gets the main point across. In truth, scores of men and women contributed to the […]

I’ve had more people ask me this question this week than in the last 17 years combined. The combination of triple hurricanes, devastating fires, earthquakes, the threat of nuclear war, and the solar eclipse has reminded many of Jesus’ words in Mark 13:8, For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There […]