Viewpoint: Finding a New Perspective

I was born with a special condition shared by many men (like 1 out of 100). It is technically called green-red dichromatic vision, or color blindness. My parents were somewhat familiar with the condition because of my mom’s brothers. However, very early in my preschool days, I would bring home from church my own crayon […]

Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage

As evangelical Christians, we dissent from the court’s ruling that redefines marriage. The state did not create the family, and should not try to recreate the family in its own image. We will not capitulate on marriage because biblical authority requires that we cannot. The outcome of the Supreme Court’s ruling to redefine marriage represents what […]

Viewpoint: The Power of Preaching the Word

The writer of Hebrews said, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (4:12). I hold tenaciously to the power of the living Word. This truth […]

Backyards come alive akin to the church in Acts

I’m proud to say that I grew up in a church that did Vacation Bible School and did it BIG! We started rehearsing for the VBS drama right after Easter and decorating began before school even let out for summer break. Every wing of the church building was transformed in rain forests, mountain peaks, outer […]

Viewpoint: Your Children & Same-Sex Marriage

Some Christian parents wonder how to explain to their small children the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. How does one teach about the law and the controversy without exposing one’s children to more than they can handle? First of all, make no mistake: You should talk to your children about this. No matter how […]

America’s Changing Religious Landscape: Is Christianity Dying?

Christianity is dying. At least that’s what major newspapers are telling us today, culling research from a new Pew Research Center study on what almost all sociologists are observing these days — the number of Americans who identify as Christians has reached an all-time low and is falling. I think this is perhaps bad news […]

Viewpoint: Racial superiority — confronting the truth

Among Christians, the word heresy must be used with care and precision. Not every doctrinal error is a heresy, though all doctrinal error is to be avoided. A heresy is the denial or corruption of a Christian doctrine that is central to the faith and essential to the Gospel. The late theologian Harold O.J. Brown […]

Viewpoint: ‘And To Think That I Saw It’

Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, penned the lines of his first book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” 75 years ago: When I leave home to walk to school,  Dad always says to me, “Marco, Keep your eyelids up And see what you can see.” In 1940, the world, […]

The Neglected Great Commission: Go Revitalize Churches

On a typical day, I receive 50 or more pleas about this issue. The pleas come in the form of emails, Tweets, Facebook posts and blog comments. All of them have a common theme. They are pleading for help and insights in their declining and frustrating churches. I am so grateful for the resurgence of […]