Category Archives: Family

When a Christian dies…

After discussing the unfortunate sequence of events that take place after a nonchristian dies, this message explores the great things in store for the Christians after she dies.

Read the following paragraph first. Then watch the video if you’re still interested.

John and Mary had three children. One boy and two girls. Their fifteenth anniversary plane tickets for next month were at home on the counter. Mary had become a Christian a few years earlier through a young Mom’s Bible study. John was not yet a believer, though Mary prayed for him every day. It was her idea to start having a date night every Thursday. That’s where they were that night while the babysitter was at their house with the kids. John and Mary were returning home from their dinner-slash-movie date when a large truck ran a red light and T-boned them at a busy intersection not far from their house. According to the Bible, this is what happened to Mary next, the moment after her heart stopped beating.

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When a Nonchristian dies…

I’ll be posting two videos. These are messages I gave recently at my church as part of a short 2-part series entitled, “Life and Death.”

This first message explores the unpleasant sequence of events that a nonchristian can expect when he dies, according to the Bible.

Read the following paragraph first. Then watch the video if you’re still interested.

John and Mary had three children. One boy and two girls. Their fifteenth anniversary plane tickets for next month were at home on the counter. Mary had become a Christian a few years earlier through a young Mom’s Bible study. John was not yet a believer, though Mary prayed for him every day. It was her idea to start having a date night every Thursday. That’s where they were that night while the babysitter was at their house with the kids. John and Mary were returning home from their dinner-slash-movie date when a large truck ran a red light and T-boned them at a busy intersection not far from their house. According to the Bible, this is what happened to John next, the moment after his heart stopped beating.


Plagiarism and Germs

UntitledI have another confession.

I’ve published more than 50 articles and written or contributed to nearly 10 published books.

I have also plagiarized. Continue reading


A little each day

imagesJQM8IAKTThe accumulation of time is a remarkable thing.

I currently have two kids in braces (cash donations are welcome). Yesterday I examined their teeth and noticed, to my astonishment, that their teeth had not moved AT ALL since the day before.

I’m going to ask for a refund.

Or maybe their teeth are moving incrementally, and the orthodontist is using time to his advantage.

A little each day + several days = large movements.

We all have large goals, and the only way to achieve those goals is by chipping away at them incrementally. Continue reading


Can I talk you out of marriage?

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It was about 20 years ago.

An older friend asked me to breakfast in a small Midwestern town café to discuss a “serious topic.”

A lot was happening in my life. I was graduating from college and about to propose to the girl of my dreams.

That’s why I was so surprised when he opened his mouth and went after me.

For about an hour he voiced concerns about my relationship. Continue reading


Death and Genesis 3 (part two)

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In my previous post we looked at the behavior of Adam and Eve after they sinned in the Garden. They did three specific things to avoid accepting responsibility. We still do them today.

In this post, we’re going to consider the theme of death in Genesis 3. There’s more in the text than immediately meets the eyes.

These three observations have fascinated me for years. Continue reading