Things I Like, Part 4 (Preaching God’s Word)

Earlier, I mentioned that I love preaching. I would even have to say that I am something of a “preaching junkie!” Probably a poor choice of words, I know. What I am trying to say is I love to hear the Word of God preached. Personally, I really like to listen to Chuck Swindoll’s program, Insight for Living, every day on my iPod nano, among others. In some churches, preaching is seen as something that is outdated, from another time. . . . read more ›

Things I Like, Part 3

Preaching I love preaching. Yes, I know that I am a preacher, so you would expect that. But not all preachers necessarily love to preach. In fact, for some, it is something they dread (and it’s probably the same for those who have to listen to them). But I love to preach, or tell others what the Bible says. To those of us called to this, He says: “Preach the word of God. Be persistent, whether the time is favorable . . . read more ›

Things I Like, Part 2

A few posts ago, I wrote about a few things that I don’t like, including cellphones and bad drivers. In another post, I talked about things I do like: good design, lattes, iPhones, etc. Now, allow me to get a little bit more serious. Here is something I really like. In fact, it’s something I LOVE. The Church. Oh, I know, it’s considered quite cool today to knock the church. Some don’t even want to go anymore, deciding instead to . . . read more ›

Why the Church Matters

Hey everyone! You guys have been posting some great stuff on this blog and I want to thank you. I read all of them, and I love it when you are ministering to each other. That’s what it’s all about. This Sunday at Harvest, I will continue my series on the book of Acts, and I will be speaking on “Secrets of the Early Church.” It will be webcast live at 7:45, 9:45, and 11:45 A.M, Pacific Time. It will . . . read more ›

Back home again

Hey everyone, I’m back in California. I had a great time at the Billy Graham board meeting. Billy spoke to all of us at dinner, and it was very touching. I had some time to talk with him and I showed him a photo of my granddaughter Stella! What can I do, I am a hopeless grandfather! I told Billy that Stella was named after my grandmother, who I lived with for many years. We called her “Mama Stella!” She . . . read more ›