a word from the pastor

Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Snowflakes

Back in the mid 70s, Ed Bruce and his wife Patsy co-wrote and recorded a country song entitled “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys.” It’s time somebody wrote a similar song about snowflakes. The term “snowflake” derives from Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 book Fight Club. The exact quote ...
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True Rest Isn't a Vacation

One of life’s ironies is the stress of vacation. The word itself means release from activity or occupation, and yet vacations are rarely free from either of those. Instead, we simply channel our energies in different directions. This is confirmed by those who, returning from vacation, often admit...
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Parental Warning

Warning: Social Media can be harmful to the mental and physical health of your children. It may be time to make the above warning mandatory on every purchase of a smartphone. Writing for World Magazine, Mary Jackson reveals how smartphone addictions are “metastasizing into a mental health pand...
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Why Christianity Is "Fair Game" for Critics

A number of years ago Richard Dawkins was cancelled from speaking at an event sponsored by Berkeley’s KPFA radio. The station cited Dawkins’ offensive and hurtful language against Islam as the reason which was being contested by Dawkins and other supporters. The evolutionary biologist and best-se...
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Room for Jesus

Not much has changed since Joseph and Mary were turned away from the inn at Bethlehem. As the annual celebration of his birth approaches, modern society has little space for Jesus. Secular society goes out of its way to avoid even using the term “Christmas.” An observation of this present age cle...
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In Our Own Eyes

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirit. Proverbs 16:2 Since human nature hasn’t changed at all in the last 3,000 years since Solomon penned these words, they remain as relevant as ever. A biblical worldview holds that God made man in his image (Gen 1:27)...
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The Christian Response to Cultural Threats

I was watching golf on a Sunday afternoon when a commercial aired that, frankly, left me baffled. The spot was sanctioned by the PGA and sponsored by Korn Ferry, a management consulting firm headquartered in Los Angeles. Desree, a young black woman, unknown to me, stood in the middle of the scree...
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Movie Review: “The Social Dilemma”

Think of the following not as you typical movie review—but more of a plea to parents to be on high alert regarding their children’s social media interaction. If you’re a dad, I recommend you watch “The Social Dilemma,” a Netflix docudrama by Jeff Orlowski that reveals the incredible, intentional ...
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It’s Never “Just Sex”

For too long, secular media have been the devil’s messengers communicating misinformation, half-truths, and flat out lies. In today’s culture, the scriptural teaching that sex be confined to the marriage of a man and woman is contemptuously regarded as naïve, unrealistic, and even harmful to your...
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Intersectionality & Woke Culture: A New Hermeneutic?

A controversy has recently sprung up that raises questions about how we interpret the Bible. John MacArthur, speaking in a panel discussion at “Truth Matters Conference,” was asked to give a “pithy” response to whatever word the moderator spoke. The word (actually two words) was “Beth Moore.” His...
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