1. Christians make preferences and feelings more important than biblical principles and what is right. 2. Unable to celebrate spiritual transformation in others. 3. Willing to withhold their tithes and offerings when they disagree with leadership. 4. Willing to disrupt a worship service to make a point about their unhappiness.
The Carolina political shag dance of the primary is in full swing. Every citizen should vote. Every vote counts. As Christians we are citizens of a republic in which our votes count. They do not count if we do not vote. It is fairly (not always pretty) simple to keep
The Christmas standard “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” contains the familiar line “War is over if you want it, war is over now.” Lennon captured the sentiment of peace activists during a time in our history when many attempted to help us imagine a world free from war and strife.
A spiritually rich life begins with a confession of spiritual poverty. That is my understanding of Jesus’ words in His Sermon on the Mount. He began a series of 8 blessings with this statement: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” What does it
The Israelites had to be wondering what God was up to as He sent plague after plague upon the Egyptians. After all, they were still clinging to His promise to deliver them while their situation kept growing worse! We find that a lot was going on alongside the unfolding plan
Church Family, All of us have been shocked by the images of the devastation throughout South Carolina caused by historic rains and flooding over the weekend. We will be working alongside current American Red Cross relief efforts to meet the immediate needs of those who have been displaced. You may
A LIVING HOPE: THE MAIN TAKE-AWAYS “Never deprive someone of hope, it may be all he or she has.” I have recalled that statement over the years as a Christian because I have discovered the necessity of hope. If you are like me, life has a way of testing our
I discovered the breaking news of the SCOTUS decision today to legalize same-sex marriage as I was driving down the road on our family vacation. I am deeply saddened by this decision primarily because it violates the clear teaching of Scripture regarding marriage. The implications of this ruling reversing how