Why Is That Preacher So Skeptical?!

Many of us have read Ecclesiastes and have been blown away at how negative it is. Incredibly negative. Unbelievably negative. Depressingly negative.While the author of Ecclesiastes is skeptical, however, it’s clear from the book itself that “the Preacher” (Eccl. 1:1) is not on par with modern atheistic nihilists. A nihilist argues that nothing has meaning….

Thoughts on Erwin McManus’s Talk at the Global Leadership Summit

I attended Willow Creek’s Global Leadership Summit this year at a satellite location here in Omaha. There was a lot to receive, some things to redeem, and others to reject. Today, Erwin McManus, pastor of Mosaic in Los Angeles, closed out the Summit with his talk about Christians being culture creators and creative story tellers….

Proverbs: The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom

Series Index The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom Christ the Wisdom of God Wisdom in Reproof Wisdom in Stewardship Wisdom in Friendship Wisdom in Speech Wisdom in Righteousness Part 1 in a 7 part series. View series intro and index. Socrates is credited by most to be one of the founders…

The Curse of Time

Before sin, there was no time in the sense that we know it now.  Ecclesiastes says that our hearts were made for eternity.  That is why the issue of time can be frustrating to us: “Why are things taking so long!” “We need more time!” “This day has flown by.” Time is a product of…