Christians, Your Vote and Your Prayers Need To Match

  We are in the election season—a very contentious election season. Christians need to be involved in choosing who will serve as the civil magistrates in federal, state, and local elections. But Christians do not vote in the same way as those in the population at large. Our reasons behind who we vote for should be different. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says “whether we eat or drink or whatever you do (whatever you do includes voting), do all to the glory of God.” In order to vote to the glory of God, our vote must be informed by Biblical principles—not political ones. Read more…


It’s Not True

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, was a sad day for Ohio. It was a sad day for our nation. The statue of Christopher Columbus that stood in front of Columbus City Hall has been removed. The 20 foot tall statue was a gift from the people of Genoa, Italy in 1955. There are two basic reasons given for its removal. First, the explorer was responsible for genocidal cleansing. Second, Columbus’ exploitation of the native people with whom he came into contact. It’s not true! I know it has become standard practice in recent decades to accuse Columbus of great atrocities. But it’s not true. How did we get to this point?


Easter And Your Contentment

Easter is generally considered to be a pretty significant holiday for most people. It can include a celebration of spring, an excuse for a new dress, an Easter bunny, Easter eggs, and above all a reminder of the death and resurrection of Jesus. What we may not realize is that Easter is also the remedy for discontentment. Read more…



Beware of an Apathetic Christmas

 One of the well-known parts of the Christmas story is the visit of the Wise Men to see the new born Messiah. These men were likely from Persia and they arrived when Jesus was around 2 years old. They were looking for “He who has been born King of the Jews.” Read more…


A Reformer Made Strong in Weakness

I often feel quite weak in my faith. I have been a Christian for nearly 50 years and in the ministry for around 35 years—but still, I often feel quite weak in my faith. Read more…


History, Monuments, and the Bible

Coach Wittenberg taught the U.S History class I took in high school. That is when my love for history began. He knew how to make history interesting which is kind of an oxymoron. Read more…


The Waldensians and the Word of God

 

October 31, 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the day when a monk named Martin. Read more…



Learning From George Washington Carver

 

One of the most foundational beliefs that a person should have is that God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things.  He is the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens and the earth.  He is the Creator and Sustainer of plant life and animals.  He is the Creator and Sustainer of the land and the sea and everything in them.  He is also the Creator and Sustainer of mankind. Read more…


What’s up with the Angels?

dante-paradiso-canto-31One of the things that you are guaranteed to see during the Christmas season is angels. I doubt if you will see one in person, but you will see depictions of and references to angels frequently. They are commonplace in Christmas movies. I think Hallmark must make it a requirement that there be a mysterious angel in one of their Christmas movies. Of course the best known Christmas angel is probably Clarence, who was such a great help to Jimmy Stewart in “It’s A Wonderful Life”. Read more…



How You Should Vote

voteDeciding who to vote for can be a real challenge. We hear many different opinions, listen to debates, read the mail outs, and watch the television ads. Read more…