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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...

The Trial

The Trial is part 2 of a series of 3 blogs on the life and passing of my son Jordan Lewis "In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith-more precious than gold...

Christians Don’t Follow Christianity… They Follow Christ

When I look at Christianity in the headlines, I see all sorts of articles and talk about abortion, homosexuality, or prayer in schools.[1] What I don’t see often is discussion about Jesus Himself, and the implications of His life and Person. On a recent flight, seated...

The Gift of Salvation

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us, made us alive with the Messiah even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace!” – Ephesians 2:4-5 The Bible is replete with illustrations of God’s loving grace. I would like...

How Great A Salvation

I was intrigued by the recent news of the man in Australia who got his leg stuck between a subway car and the track. Things looked ominous as the car doors were closing and the man feared for both his leg and his life. Here's the man:        ...