A Different Lens – The “Other”

Let us begin with a question: Who is the person, or type of person, that is easiest for you to write off as unimportant...or perhaps dispensable? I cannot remember a cultural climate like the present where people and their perspectives are dismissed so easily. We apply a single label to describe someone which then grants us permission … Continue reading A Different Lens – The “Other”

The Historical Jesus, Part 2 – Dangerous Claims

The Historical Jesus - Part 2 of 3 Who did Jesus claim to be? All of us are guilty of fashioning our own Jesus to a certain degree. I am convinced this is completely unavoidable. At the same time, one of our goals as we mature in Christ ought to be that we know Him truly, … Continue reading The Historical Jesus, Part 2 – Dangerous Claims

The Historical Jesus, Part 1 – The Fake Jesus

The Historical Jesus - Part 1 of 3 What do we really know about Jesus? Well, for those of us who live according to the "for the Bible tells me so" mentality, there is quite a lot. But not everyone gives the Bible the credibility it deserves. Those who consider the Bible to be pseudo-history, or partial … Continue reading The Historical Jesus, Part 1 – The Fake Jesus

Our Homes — A Training Ground for Righteousness

The church is not the best place for learning to follow Jesus. Not to threaten my own job security, but it is true. According to Scripture, the place that best suits having the Word of God impressed on our hearts is the home. Have you ever considered looking at your home as a training ground … Continue reading Our Homes — A Training Ground for Righteousness

A Landmark Year of Mission and Service in Tulsa

I am so proud of what we do in Community Ministries and through our Caring Center ministries at FBC in downtown Tulsa -- and truly all around our city. This was the latest article that ran on Sunday. Between our two Caring Centers we saw nearly 50,000 client visits. Our other events and school partnerships … Continue reading A Landmark Year of Mission and Service in Tulsa

The Living Water Project – A ministry FROM the homeless

It all began during one of the hottest days in July of last year here in Tulsa. As I sat with several of my homeless and formerly homeless friends in our men's Bible study downtown, our conversations were intensifying regarding those who were suffering and feeling the dangerous effects of the hottest summer days in … Continue reading The Living Water Project – A ministry FROM the homeless

Do you believe God is good? A Response to Chuck Lorre’s Vanity Card #416

American TV executive Chuck Lorre is well known for writing, directing, and producing such shows as Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, Dharma and Greg, Two and a Half Men, and one of my favorites, The Big Bang Theory. Lorre also, in his own enigmatic way, has become popular for his somewhat random comments on different facets … Continue reading Do you believe God is good? A Response to Chuck Lorre’s Vanity Card #416