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 […]

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 […]

Common Core Meets VBS: Win-Win or Not?

Common Core Meets VBS

John Marshall is the chief equity officer for Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), in Louisville, Kentucky. He is working with churches to change how they do Vacation Bible School (VBS) by training teachers how to integrate Common Core standards into their Bible lessons. Marshall’s efforts are part of the “15K Degrees Initiative,” a partnership of Louisville schools, churches, and other […]

What Do Seventh-day Adventists Believe?

The Divine Counselor

The painting above is “The Divine Counselor” by well-known Seventh-day Adventist painter Harry Anderson. Religion and American politics has always proven to be a complicated mix. Religious conservatives like to quote their heroes of the faith of the last 100 years. President’s like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush seem to lead the pack. Yet, if […]

“The People Did What Was Right in Their Own Eyes”

In the Old Testament book of Judges, we see a phrase oft repeated, and “the people did what was right in their own eyes.” This phrase is a sign of a society or nation sliding into moral decay. They no longer acknowledge God or His law, but instead simply make their own determination of what […]