Blog

The Triumph of Jordan Lewis

In honor of the 3 year anniversary of the passing of my son Jordan, I have written this blog. This is the third part conclusion I promised to share. Part one was The Tribute to an extraordinary young man, missionary, businessman, brother, husband and son. Jordan was a...

True Freedom

This article resulted from Marc Smirnoff's letter to me summing up his experience from hearing our recent guest speaker. We have worked together to bring you this blog. Sometimes it’s the benefits of a free society that warp our perspective. The more we have, the more...

What Is Christianity?

Despite popular belief it is not a lifestyle. Being moral does not mean that you are a Christian or an have understanding of what Christianity is. It is also not love. People can be loving and do loving things without knowing much at all about Christianity. At its...

Where Faith and Suffering Intersect

"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." - C. S. Lewis This December, Charisma Magazine published an article detailing the journey that my family has walked through over the...

Syrian Refugee Crisis

In light of the Syrian refugee crisis and debate, I thought I'd post my good friend Peter Ahlin's comments. Peter has remained a close friend since I became his pastor while he was a student at Duke University. He graduated from Duke and from the marketplace helped...

On Having a Whole Soul

This past Sunday, I spoke for the Every Nation NYC West side service, but unfortunately never finished my last three points. After a few requests, I've decided to send this out by blog, since it holds important truth for all of us.   I Thessalonians 5:23-24 says, "May...

Does Your Gospel Have Teeth?

The Apostle Paul never felt a twinge of insecurity about the Gospel. He said, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile." Romans 1:16 For Paul, nobody was...

Father’s Day: It’s How You Finish That Counts

Growing up I didn’t have much of a dad.  I remember him as a stern, violent, and detached man who eventually disappeared into the “ecstasy” of the 60’s… literally. He was well-educated and a classically trained musician from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins...