Trying to Save the World

Trying to Save the World

I was visited by a Christian, who was a politician. He was seeking my support—and I suppose, by proxy, my church’s support—in a non-partisan election. As we got acquainted, he steered the conversation toward other issues, both moral and social, of great concern to him...
No Trouble With Demons

No Trouble With Demons

Jesus seemed to have no trouble with demons. Read through the four Gospels, and you will see how commonplace it was for Jesus to encounter and cast out demons. In the Gospels (NIV translation) there are 86 mentions of demons, counting also “impure spirits”—as they are...
Small… Yet Significant

Small… Yet Significant

On April 20, 2010, an explosion occurred on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion, which killed eleven men, eventually resulted in five million gallons of oil leaking into the gulf waters. Carl-Henric Svanberg, the British...
Think About It

Think About It

Years ago, the Minnesota Vikings had a quarterback by the name of Christian Ponder. I always thought his name should have an application in an article or a sermon, but I could never find one… until now. Now there is a great difference between ponderous and pondering....
The Other Person in the Room

The Other Person in the Room

Picture yourself and just one other person in a dentist’s waiting room (think pre-COVID, even pre-smart phone days). Do you attempt a conversation? Maybe, depending on your personality. And it could turn into a nice visit. But if the person ignores you, do you feel...