Daniel: Hope in Uncertain Times

April 10 we at New Hope Church will be stepping into a new sermon series entitled, “Daniel: Hope in Uncertain Times.” There will be much emphasis, particularly in the later chapters, regarding God’s unfolding plan for the ages—prophetic passages that will help us to more fully appreciate God’s sovereign control of time and space and the way His redemptive plan […]

Ariel Castro and Pornography

This is a post I wish I had written yet I have simply not had the time. I knew, however, that at some point, some valuable voice would make its way to print. I am thankful. Ariel Castro and his house of horrors redefines for us the concept of the nightmare, but long before three innocent women were enslaved to […]

Trinity Western University

Here is a copy of a brief statement I presented today at the Evangelical Free Church of America’s ONE Conference in New Orleans regarding Trinity Western University. I am not smart enough to actually write anything down ahead of time, so I think this is the reconstruction of it, essentially word-for-word. I share it here because I believe in this […]

The Entrance

Jesus’ movement from the synogogue to Peter’s home is far more significant than might seem on the surface. Consider the text, according to the English Standard Version, from Mark 1:29-34: And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told […]

Selected Books on Leadership (May 2012)

A good friend of mine reached out to me earlier this week asking what resources I have been reading lately on leadership. I get questions like this a lot, and not just about leadership, but issues relating to culture, the spiritual life, theology and so forth. I also get lots of questions about news sources I read every day, as […]

For Want of a Man

William Bennet reminds us that years ago in the Kruger National Park in South Africa there were so many African elephants that researchers had to thin them out. They did this by killing some of them, but they also took a number of the younger males and transfered them to another game range, the Pilanesberg National Park. Years went by, […]