A Great Journal Introduction by Jim Elliot

I have been writing in some form of journal for the better part of 20-25 years now off and on, sometimes with purpose, sometimes with without any at all. Some things inspire more than others. Lately, thanks to the people over at Bloom with the Day One App, they have inspired my digital journal into…

10 Reasons To Learn Social Media if You Are a Christian

I decided to start a series of sorts on social media and how we the people of the church body use, don't use, or outright diss the majority of the world at this point. I'm hereafter coining this series of sorts as the SMFT (Social Media, Facebook, and Twitter) discussion. Part of the necessity of…

Reasons Why Google+ is Already Better than Facebook

So I almost felt obligated at this point to do a post about Google+ just because it really wasn't what I was expecting from Google. What I was expecting from Google was another failed attempt at doing something social (they do have a good long history of trying social networking and missing big time), but…

5 Reasons Why You Can’t Ignore Facebook Anymore

I have always loved this clip from Friends where Chandler goes in and tries to "quit the gym" Everyone who has ever joined a gym like Gold's Gym or President's knows... it's impossible to quit the gym, but today, it's even harder to ignore Facebook than it is to quit the gym. This week I…

5 Reasons Why You Can't Ignore Facebook Anymore

I have always loved this clip from Friends where Chandler goes in and tries to "quit the gym" Everyone who has ever joined a gym like Gold's Gym or President's knows... it's impossible to quit the gym, but today, it's even harder to ignore Facebook than it is to quit the gym. This week I…

Top 10 Best Apps for the iPhone or iPad iOS 4.3

Since the new iPad2 and the Apple iOS 4.3 was released last week I have had several people at church ask what "Christian" apps I would recommend for their iPad or iPhone, and I finally just decided to do a blog post about it. Since there really was only one app I would call a…

5 Reasons Why I Love My Job at Cornerstone Church

I haven't posted consistently here since November because every time I went to write something, words didn't suffice. This week, and the past several weeks, have been so unbelievable that I really can't describe my feelings into coherent words yet (see Deb's blog post in brief). The ups and downs of life that have occurred…

Three Solutions to the Problem of Evil

In one of my discussions this week we took a brief look at some of the reasons and solutions to evil.  Using Erickson's Christian Theology as a base, he identifies three solutions to the problem of evil and how God’s greatness, goodness, and the presence of evil can all be active forces at work in…

Reasons Why Apologetics is Important in Ministry Today

In this particular article I was asked to choose the three most important reasons for including apologetics in my own personal ministry.  The answer is the following post.  Originally published on May 13, 2009 and republished for this blog on June 4, 2010. Although it is very important to understand the differences between religions like…

We are No Longer Selling Books as Amazon Marketplace Sellers

It's official, we are no longer selling books on Amazon.  For those of you who didn't know, we have been selling books on Amazon in the Amazon Marketplace (those are the used and new books you see when Amazon is sold out or when you just want to buy the same book Amazon sells for…