Removing the Plank
June 7th, 2018
The President is Missing is a novel written by best-selling author James Patterson and former President Bill Clinton. Now, I'm not a fan of novels, so I probably won't read it! However, USA Today quot...  Read More
No Apologies
May 26th, 2018
My oldest son, James, graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1999. He is still serving today as an active duty Naval officer and I am so proud of him, as I should be. So it is probably no surprise tha...  Read More
The Praise of Men vs. The Praise of God
May 8th, 2018
I love horses. There is something so majestic and regal about them. All of which brings me to the 2018 Kentucky Derby this past weekend. I'm not a gambling man, but I still love to watch the Derby. Th...  Read More
Pushing God too Far
April 25th, 2018
I just returned from leading our Footsteps of St. Paul tour through Greece, Turkey, and Rome as we followed Paul's 2nd through 4th missionary journeys as recorded in the Book of Acts. As part of our t...  Read More
Living on Fresh Manna
April 25th, 2018
"God wouldn’t allow the Israelite's in the wilderness to store up manna.  It had to be gathered fresh every day. We as Christians need a fresh touch by Jesus Himself every day.  A fresh filling by the...  Read More
What would you die for?
April 9th, 2018
As we paused last week to reflect on the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I was reminded of this powerful statement of his and it begs the question: What would we di...  Read More
Back to Normal
April 2nd, 2018
Many of us attended a church service this past weekend--sang hymns and worship songs--heard a sermon about the power of our Resurrected Lord--saw people respond to an invitation and come to faith in C...  Read More
Can we embrace the truth about ourselves?
March 21st, 2018
"If you knew the full condition of my heart, my fantasies and grievances, my anxieties and my darkest solitary thoughts, you would declare me a danger to myself and others. I cannot be entrusted with ...  Read More
Reflections of a Former Senior Pastor
March 18th, 2018
From 1980-2017, I had the honor of serving as the Senior Pastor of McLean Bible Church (MBC) in McLean, VA., in the suburbs of Washington, DC. When I first came to faith in Christ in 1971, as a Jewish...  Read More
My Reflections on Billy Graham
March 5th, 2018
 Brenda and I had the wonderful privilege to attend the Rev. Billy Graham's memorial service. We were honored to be asked to fly down with Vice President and Mrs. Pence. The service was both Christ-ho...  Read More
Lest We Forget
March 2nd, 2018
This past week, the Tribeca Film Festival celebrated the 25th anniversary of the iconic film Schindler's List, directed by Steven Spielberg. Spielberg said, "I have never felt since Schindler's List t...  Read More