Black Lives Matter, Anti-Zionism, and Anti-Semitism

One alarming trend this past year is the rise of anti-semitism in The United States and globally. This past week, President Emmanuel Macron of France acknowledged the rise of anti-semitism and went a step further by connecting the tide of anti-zionist expressions to anti-semitism. Many on the left wing try to distinguish between anti-zionism, which […]

Why Jen Hatmaker is Wrong

Jen Hatmaker

Popular Christian author, speaker, and celebrity, Jen Hatmaker, sparked a firestorm within Christian media when she recently affirmed her support of same-sex unions and stated she believes gay couples in a monogamous relationship can be blessed by God and seen as holy. Christian apologists were quick to call her out and plead with her to reconsider her […]

2016: When Does A Tumultuous Year Become An Historic Year?

Tumultuous Times

Even casual historians are recognizing 2016 as a year of consequence. There are times when events seem to begin to cascade upon themselves, each gaining greater momentum. We are living in such a time as this. Nothing clarifies the significance of this year’s events more than a quick glance at the “breaking news” events covered by […]

Bullet-point Notes from the 2016 Family Leadership Summit

Family Leadership Summit 2016

Family Leadership Summit 2016 Below are some bullet-point notes I took during the 2016 Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, IA. Bob Vander Plaats Think Bigger | Watch the Video Mission/Survival Matrix. As the focus on survival increases, the emphasis on the mission decreases. Matthew 6:33 priority is God is King, His Righteousness, All Things. […]

Lessons We Can Learn from the Mormon Church

Lessons We Can Learn from the Mormon Church

As I write this blog post, I am with our Utah Mission Team as we conclude our 2016 trip to Manti, Utah. Our team this year consisted of 37 folks; 26 from First Family Church, and 11 from Crossway Community Church in Wisconsin, where John and Jenny Andrus are members. Keith and Nikki Ryan and […]