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I love the Bible. I read it every day. I
I love the Bible. I read it every day. I spend 10 hours a week studying it. It has affected my life in profound ways. I am inspired when I read it.
Learning to read the Bible in the light of
Learning to read the Bible in the light of the times in which it was written is critical.
In America our public schools are intended to
In America our public schools are intended to be religiously neutral. Our teachers and schools are neither to endorse nor to inhibit religion. I believe this is a very good thing.
Christians believe that God is everywhere and
Christians believe that God is everywhere and is involved in our lives at every moment, whether we publicly acknowledge God or not.
The Bible calls us to love our neighbors, and
The Bible calls us to love our neighbors, and to do justice and love kindness, not to indiscriminately kill one another.
As a pastor, I have a deep desire to lead
As a pastor, I have a deep desire to lead people to God and encourage people to pray, read the Bible, and carry their faith into every part of their lives.
While some misuse their freedom to perpetrate
While some misuse their freedom to perpetrate evil, millions respond by feeling compelled to use their freedom to do good.
God seeks to influence humanity. This is at
God seeks to influence humanity. This is at the heart of the Christmas story. It is the story of light coming into the darkness, of a Savior to show us the way, of light overcoming the darkness, of God's work to save the world.
I am a pastor, and I teach and preach the
I am a pastor, and I teach and preach the Bible to my congregation every week. But the Bible is not a manufacturer's handbook. Neither is it a science textbook nor a guidebook for public policy.
Jesus' own witness of sacrificial love and
Jesus' own witness of sacrificial love and forgiveness, and his work to heal the sick and care for those in need, represent God's ways and vision for us.
I'm convinced many of America's heroes are
I'm convinced many of America's heroes are public school teachers and administrators. Many of these people do what they do because of their faith.
If 'everything happens for a reason,' then
If 'everything happens for a reason,' then every act of evil is ultimately God's doing.