“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”

These are the first few lines of the second paragraph of the declaration of Independence. Notice that the government derives its “just...

I was struck the other day by the force of the words in Micah 6…

Mic 6:6-8

6 With what shall I come before the LORD and bow down before the exalted God?

… Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you?

To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Realize with me that the word...

In this article I want to discuss the way we express our political opinions in conversation and through social media. Recently, the President of BIOLA University, Dr. Barry Corey, reminded the readers of the alumni magazine that in this political season it is easy to get carried away with our opinions and viewpoints, to the degree that we may do damage to our relationships and hurt our Christian testimony.

He reminded us that in Jesus you have a ‘love your enemies” attitude that is...

In this article I want to discuss the way we express our political opinions in conversation and through social media. Recently, the President of BIOLA University, Dr. Barry Corey, reminded the readers of the alumni magazine that in this political season it is easy to get carried away with our opinions and viewpoints, to the degree that we may do damage to our relationships and hurt our Christian testimony.

He reminded us that in Jesus you have a ‘love your enemies” attitude that is...

Times have changed when it comes to international missions. It used to be that when an individual felt called to mission work they would raise a small fortune, go off to a foreign land and not return for many years while they served the Lord. The decision to go was life changing and usually permanent.  During the years of service they would basically be invisible to the church back in the states, except for an occasional report letter and outbound care package at Christmas.