Sin enters the world, and God has a plan (Genesis 4-6)

I've done some pretty rotten things in my life, but I don't think I've ever been the first person to do one of those rotten things.  I wonder what it was like for Cain when he realized the magnitude of his sin.  It's hard to believe that humanity took such a dive in such a small amount of time: in a matter of years, the first human beings moved ... [Continue Reading]

The origins of creativity, and the taste of forbidden fruit (Genesis 1-3)

I've just finished my first assigned reading for this journey through the Bible.  I can't help but think of the incredible creativity God exerted when He created the universe.  It's a level of creativity that none of us is able to comprehend.  I suppose it's similar to the way I make brownies and the way my mom makes brownies: her brownies ... [Continue Reading]

The Pillar and Buttress of Truth

Truth is a concept that isn't particularly prevalent in contemporary American culture.  Whatever a person wants to believe is his or her prerogative, and no one else should assert any other opinion.  Whatever you desire to be truth is truth so long as your truth doesn't impress its value on someone else's.  While this might sound like a nice ... [Continue Reading]

I’m entering the world of blogs…

It's hard to believe that I'm breaking down and entering the world of blogs! I hope this will be a place where I can talk about the church, leadership, and my journey through God's Word.  On August 5 I will be challenging the people of LifePoint Church to join me in reading God's Word over the next year.  This message is part of my sermon series: LIFE   ... [Continue Reading]