Divine Healing

Divine Healing

“I am the Lord who heals you” (Exodus 15:26b) Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases (Psalm 103:2-3) I stood beside the bed of a young mother in hospice care.  Her brain tumor was inoperable...
Gay Marriage: A Pastoral Response

Gay Marriage: A Pastoral Response

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states, there has been a firestorm of Facebook posts and blogs. My goal is not to debate the ruling. Instead, I want to briefly describe the decline of Christian moral values in America during...
The Devotional Reading of Scripture

The Devotional Reading of Scripture

“We study Scripture in the presence of the living God, as those who stand under both it and Him.    Each time it is as if He has handed us a letter from Himself and stays with us while we read it to hear what our answer will be.” James I. Packer When I was student at...
Why I am Opposed to the Legalization of Marijuana

Why I am Opposed to the Legalization of Marijuana

I have smoked pot thousands of times.  From my early teens to early twenties I smoked pot nearly every day, and normally many times a day.  Experientially, I was an expert on pot. It has been nearly thirty years since I got high.  My friends tell me the pot is better...