“The Hangover Part II”

I couldn’t help but be shocked and disgusted at the same time when I read an article about a recently released movie, The Hangover Part II.  This weekend it set all sorts of records.  Including “the biggest midnight opening for an R-rated film” and two records for the money grossed on opening day for its…

Would You Pass a Driver’s Test?

Question: The light just turned yellow, what should you do?  According to a recent study done by GMAC Insurance, 85% answered this question incorrectly.  This study also found out that 18% of American drivers would fail a written driving test today.  Now, you may be thinking, “18% isn’t that much.”  Consider this, 18% accounts for…

The 2 Causes of Misery

What causes people to be unhappy in this life?  Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein sought to answer this exact question.  Bernstein is a licensed psychologist and has worked with individuals, couples, and families for over twenty years.  It was from this vast experience that he came up with the two main reasons why people were miserable in…

3 Reasons Why Judgment Day is NOT Tomorrow

I don’t know what your plans were for tomorrow or even next week, but if you are Harold Camping, you are not making any.  See, according to Camping, Jesus is coming back tomorrow at 6:00 PM.  Jesus’ return will spark the ending of the world and people either going to heaven or hell.  His bold…

“Pass It On”

Home improvement is a never-ending battle.  It seems like there is always something to improve and something to fix.  In my latest home improvement project, I had to buy a large piece of wood.  Now, in the past I have had to buy large pieces of wood before and have by some miracle been able…

“Work Will Make You Free”

Inside several of the Nazi concentration camp (Auschwitz 1 for example), posted up for everyone to see were the words, “Arbeit macht frei.” These words translate as, “Work will make you free.” I can’t imagine how shallow and spineless these words must have appeared to the millions that were murdered in these concentration camps. Working…

Shining the Light

For months now our congregation has been emphasizing the “Think Souls” motto.  We have had many classes, sermons, articles, retreats, and lectureships to help us be more evangelistic.  However, sometimes we can get caught up in all of the details of getting Bible studies and inviting friends to church that we forget about one of…