Hi-hi! This is just a short reminder that the ministry is alive and well on both Facebook and Twitter! There are several ways to connect: (1) the buttons near the top of the right-hand column of the main web page (2) Mike’s page on Facebook itself (3) Mike’s Twitter feed Don’t be shy to join in and/or share. As I’ve… Continue reading Social Media Reminders
Hey, everyone; I hope the peace of God has dwelt within you and you are blessed! Thanks for reading this short update on the ministry! Well, as always, there are positives and there are challenges. First the positives: God has been gracious, and spurred within the ministry of CU a new branch of outreach on… Continue reading Ministry Updates
We need to talk about sex. But what I have to say might be unpredictable. It would probably result in my being relieved of duties from about fifty percent of churches worldwide, and my being ignored in another twenty-five percent. But those who would hear it should hear it.
…why aren’t we, as Christians, more concerned with decisions that are clearly ethical, rather than eager to discern who’s more (counter-)culturally agreeable?
Don’t worry, I’m not getting immoral. I’m just getting political. Why I’m getting political would be a good question to ask…of myself. Most of the time when I do, I’m not entirely sure I want to be, and yet I’ve no idea how not to be. That last point is one of the reasons I’m… Continue reading How Far Is Too Far?
Register to vote! Because the deadline’s fast approaching, we’re thankful that God “determined…the boundaries” of our “dwelling place” (Acts 17:26), and voting’s important, yo:
We’ve all been there: a friendly question turns into a pointed question; a well-meaning discussion turns into a heated argument. Words flow like a dam-burst, and the damage might as well be subject to an agency for interpersonal disaster relief. But what if we could prevent the cracks in the dam in the first place?… Continue reading The Danger of “Prooftexting”
This isn’t merely about changing stations; it’s about parental encouragement, about the welfare of a nation and its children.
[H]ow we treat children very closely resembles (or perhaps reveals) our own perceptions of how we are getting along with God.
Are we more willing and able to bring healing when called, or to continue drowning ourselves in entertainment when it’s unnecessary? We may see tonight.
Friends, I have some tough words to speak today. I fought doing it, but I can’t keep them to myself, and I have to trust that being charitable doesn’t mean hiding from concerns. I’ve written about translations before. It’s a complicated topic. No translation is perfect. No translation really ever will be. There will always… Continue reading Revealed: The Need for The Spirit
“Which translation are you using?” Such a question is so common in some Christian circles that we may be getting used to glossing over the controversy behind it. In the question lay a whole host of potential motives, motives none of us can predict flawlessly. One motive might be to more closely follow the example… Continue reading Love-Motivated Translation