April 19, 2018

God’s Heart for Gang Members

“God’s heart for the gang member is rooted in the fact He created them as image-bearers and sees their sin and suffering and offers them hope in His Son.”

July 31, 2017

The Golden Rule

“The things that promise us pleasure and life are also the things that will cause displeasure and death in us, if God and others are not at center of our love.”

June 12, 2017

Replacing Revenge

“In any situation, the Christian response is love.”

February 27, 2017

Discipleship: Walking in the World

“Being a Christian means walking in the world: enjoying close relationships with Christians, enjoying close relationships with non-Christians, and pursuing your roles and responsibilities in love.”

October 19, 2016

Close to Scripture, Yet Far From God

“In short, it does not matter how much I know the Scriptures, if at the end of the day, I do not let the Scriptures lead me to Him.”

September 20, 2016

Letters to CWLA: Pastor Jim

“You challenge me, delight me, encourage me, trust me with your heartaches and ask me for guidance. You are serious about growing in your faith. I love and cherish being one of your pastors...”

July 6, 2016

Passing By on the Other Side

“So, who is truly my neighbor according to Jesus? My neighbor is not only the one whom I consider unworthy of my love, but also the one whom I consider worthy of my contempt.”

May 21, 2016

People to Be Loved

“Christians who are confused by the homosexuality debate raging in the US are looking for resources that are based solidly on a deep study of what Scripture says about the issue."

April 12, 2016

A True Friend Stabs You In The Front

“Love is the context from which all truth is to be spoken. The metric is not how nice you are being, but how loving. And the truth is spoken not as a bludgeon to force change, but as the only way to push past sentiment in a loving friendship.”

April 6, 2016

God’s Response to The 12-Step Program

“The Gospel not only sets us free from the ultimate consequence of sin - eternal damnation - but also from the power of sin.”