The Source Of All Authority

Secular humanism screams against authority.  The culture in which we live rejects the existence of any authority at all.  Everything coming from nothing, with no source or purpose for anything, leaves the entire system without direction, without foundation, without right or wrong, without justice, without authority. Authority, like life itself,…

Who’s In Charge Here?

You and I live in a culture that is in complete confusion about roles.  Who is responsible for what?  Who has authority and from where does the authority come?  How far does that authority reach?  How are authority and responsibility related?  And what about accountability, that must come into play…

Surrogate Parents

Pastor John Gordon lay restlessly starring at a dark ceiling.  The clock reads 2:43am.  An encounter with Brent, a seventeen year old member of his youth group, was playing over and over in his mind.  Brent has been struggling with his unbelieving parents and in a matter-of-fact comment declared that…

Releasing Crooked Arrows

As you are parenting, are you raising children or raising adults?  It is important to know what you are aiming for.  Ultimately, if you desire to end up with healthy, productive, contributing Kingdom citizens, it is important to raise your offspring to be adults.  In the analogy of my title,…

My Father’s Business

Tim sat with joyful tension on the edge of the seat behind that giant wheel.  His position on the seat was fashioned not for comfort, but rather by his outstretched leg straining for the pedal.  His hands were sweaty with excitement.  This was a day he had been looking forward…

Iced Youths

On March 22, 1992, 44-year old pilot, Captain Wallace J. Majure II, climbed into his pilot seat to make a routine flight from LaGuardia Airport in New York to Cleveland, Ohio. The flight had become routine for him, having flown the USAir Fokker F28 for seven years. After completing his…