It seems like we can’t go too many days without hearing about a pastor or church leader who has fallen and succumbed to one sin or another. This Sunday evening, as our church was preparing for the first night of Vacation Bible School, we learned about Perry Noble, the pastor at NewSpring Church. Noble, […]Read more "From PJ Media: Perry Noble Removed as Pastor of NewSpring Church Due to Alcoholism"
Over the past century, it’s hard to imagine anyone who has made an impact for the Gospel of Jesus Christ than Billy Graham. The loved, respected evangelist is nearing his 98th birthday, and his son Franklin Graham is asking for friends and fans to pray for Billy. In a recent newsletter, Franklin Graham gave an […]Read more "From PJ Media: Billy Graham’s Son Asks for Prayers for His Father"
It’s easy for us to love the people we’re closest to and who are most like us. That’s a given and a no-brainer. We often get so caught up in political positions and sound bites that we forget that God also calls us to love the ones who aren’t like us – the ones who […]Read more "From PJ Media: Now More Than Ever, We Need to Show the Love of Christ to the World"
Let’s face it – Independence Day is truly a special holiday. It’s a wonderful day to spend time with family and friends in the heart of summertime, grilling out, swimming, and watching fireworks. But now, a couple of days after the 4th, as the red, white, and blue buntings come down and the smell of […]Read more "From PJ Media: Christians Must Avoid Making Idols of Patriotism and America"
A couple of months ago I began reading through the Bible in a year in chronological order, and I’m just finishing Deuteronomy. I don’t have a clue how many times I’ve read through that book, but this time, Moses’ admonition to the nation of Israel near the end of Deuteronomy, just before they were to […]Read more "From PJ Media: In This Incresingly Dark World, Our Devotion to God Matters Now More Than Ever"
Last fall I took a day off to go to the mountains to have some extended time alone with God. I walked away with two statements that He had laid on my heart: “Be healthy. Be holy.” In January, our pastors encouraged the church body to pray and ask God for a one-word theme for […]Read more "From PJ Media: The Process of Spiritual Growth is Tough and Time Consuming – But It’s Always Worth It!"
One of the foremost names in college sports — especially in the South — has lost her battle with Alzheimer’s. Pat Summitt, who spent an astounding 38 years coaching women’s basketball at the University of Tennessee, was 64. Summitt grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee, and she played college hoops at the University of Tennessee-Martin, where […]Read more "From PJ Media: Legendary Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Known for Her Faith, Hard Work, and Character"