Posts from March 2022

Posts from March 2022

MARCH 30, 2022

Dear Friends, Imagine for a minute you’re in a movie theater (remember those?) watching a new romantic comedy.  You’ve spent the last 95 minutes watching a couple meet in some awkward way that gets them off to a rocky start.  You’ve watched as they’ve begun to open up to one another and to develop a fondness in the process.  Of course, you’ve seen the big misunderstanding that has threatened to derail everything.  Now you’ve arrived at the moment where the male…

MARCH 23, 2022

Dear Friends, In May of 1945, CS Lewis took on a topic that has puzzled people for centuries in an essay titled “Why Pray?”  “The case against prayer… is this.  The thing you ask for is either good — for you and for the world in general — or else it is not.  If it is, then a good and wise God will do it anyway. If it is not, then He won’t.  In neither case can your prayer make any…

MARCH 16, 2022

Dear Friends, When it comes to living out your faith, given the option of being too liberal or too legalistic, which would you choose? The question came up this week as I was reading a post from Trevin Wax.  Trevin writes regularly for the Gospel Coalition and he’s one of the guys I read pretty regularly.  As he addressed the very real concerns we should have about doctrinal drift in our churches, he made the point that “slippery slopes go more than one…

March 9, 2022

Dear Friends, Okay, first things first.  They’re about to mess with our clocks and our circadian rhythms again!  This weekend. Don’t forget.   Time to spring forward. With that said, I want you to think for a minute about an expression used in scripture that I think perfectly captures the way we feel at times.  In fact, it’s the way a lot of us have felt pretty often during the past couple of years. The phrase is found in Isaiah 61, where the…

March 2, 2022

Dear Friends, On Sunday, as we took time to pray for the people of Ukraine, I introduced you to Pastor Alex Tarasov and his family;  his wife Anna, their son Sviatoslav (16 yrs) and Maria (14 yrs).  Alex is the Pastor of  Vertical Bible Church in Kyiv.  The church is part of the Great Commission Collective of churches that we are part of as well.  I wanted to pass along to you this week the update from Alex so you can continue to pray specifically for…