Articles

The Enduring Importance of the Gospel Matthew Lynn

I’m convinced that we must be continually reminded of the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this world, we face a great a great accuser (Rev. 12:10), an expert liar (John 8:44b) who desires to skew and pervert the profound and freeing truth that is the gospel of Christ Jesus (Romans 5:1-2). ...more

Prejudice: Accept One Another Don McMinn

In our contentious times, battle lines are drawn based political philosophies, religious beliefs, ethnic backgrounds, financial status, age and sex. Answers to “what’s right” and “who’s best” dominate the topics of the day. We must hold our values dear and yet we must also love as Christ loved us.  ...more

This is War! Get OVER It! Mark Marikos

The scene:  A bunker on the front lines.  Artillery shells are exploding all around.  Machine-guns lay down a blanket of tracer rounds overhead.  The drone of enemy dive-bombers is increasing in pitch.  A fully equipped soldier cowers, sniveling at the feet of his superior officer saying, “Captain, ...more

The Buddhist and Christian Worldview Tom Terry

Buddhism, as a system, requires its adherent to be devoted to exploring a set of principles that will earn him or her an enlightened state that they hope will lead to the end of suffering—a noble and worthwhile goal. Yet on a practical, day-to-day level, many Buddhists inwardly struggle. They feel ...more

Technology Overload: Awkward Silence Matthew Lynn

iPods, iPhones, text messaging, e-mail, social networking, video and audio input are all screaming for our attention. It’s funny how the absence of something in your life causes you to be more aware of its impact and value. The other day, all of my roommates were away from home and I was left in ...more

Election Jitters Julie Barrier

Insults are flying, stocks are falling, pasts are unearthed. Who did what to whom and why? Do we need big government? What about Medicare? Who will keep us safe from foreclosed mortgages, unemployment and terrorist threats? My answer is that we are posing the wrong question. There is no Messiah ...more

Employment Ethics Brad Tuttle

There is great treasure when we do our jobs as unto God. The book of Proverbs tells us in Pr. 12:24, “The hand of the diligent will rule…” and in Pr. 13:11, “Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases” and again in Pr. 14:23, “In all labor there is profit, but ...more

Grace and Gratitude Mark Marikos

Grace can be defined as an undeserved gift, that which is given, not because of any attribute of the receiver, rather out of the pure joy of the giver.  It is an invitation into deeper relationship with the giver. Gratitude is the response, where-in the receiver enters into the joy of the giver, ...more

Radical Generosity in a Declining Economy Matthew Lynn

In light of recent economic events, my natural instinct has been to find ways to cut expenses, and try to save as much money as possible. This is good, but I feel that I can take this mentality to an unhealthy extreme. You see, I’m convinced that God wants me to be generous with my finances, looking ...more

Time and Eternity Mark Marikos

When we’ve been there then thousand years,Bright shining as the sun,We’ve no less days to sing Gods praise,Than when we’ve first begun. This last verse, from John Newton’s familiar hymn, “Amazing Grace”, speaks of that which we believers have to look forward – an eternity of praise in the presence ...more