Apathy and the Church

Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. – Revelation 2:5

If I told you the modern church suffers from apathy, would you care?

Take a look around you next time you go to church – whenever that (more…)

How You Can Help the Least of These

“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to the least of these My brothers, you did it to Me.’” – Matthew 25:40

What image comes to mind when you think of “the least of these”? Children? The poor? The downtrodden? As Denny Burke recently noted, the context of Matthew 25:40 demonstrates “the least of (more…)

Santa’s Rightful Place in the Christian Christmas

One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the foremost of all?” Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘Hear, O Israel!  The Lord Your God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ “The second is (more…)

Givers and Takers

The world is populated by two types of people: those who trust Jesus for their salvation and those who don’t. But within those two groups are the two subgroups of givers and takers.

Givers are especially good at giving and not so good at taking. Takers are especially good at taking and not so good at giving. Takers are drawn to givers. (more…)

Don’t Lose Your Muchness

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. – Luke 12:48

The late Robert Kennedy of the famed and privileged Kennedy clan often quoted that verse to his family. Given much, they demanded much of themselves. The family viewed public service as its way of (more…)