Move it, Train it, Change it

by Leo Barnes

As followers of Christ, we have the greatest privilege in the world: introducing others to the good news that their sins can be forgiven and that they can be brought into an eternal relationship with the God who made them.  But we seldom tell others about that news or we do and it never seems […]

Resolve to be Josiah in 2018

by Leo Barnes

Thousands of years ago, an eight year old boy became the King of Judah.  His father, King Amon, was an evil man who turned God’s people away from Him.  His grandfather, King Manasseh, was even worse, “provoking the Lord to anger” over his 55 year reign.  What hope was there for an eight year old […]

What Will You Give This Christmas Season?

by Leo Barnes

Parenting a toddler can be tough.  Parents give their time, their energy, their affection, their finances, even their sanity, day in and day out.  Yet when they go to the store, they are often assaulted by demands for more stuff. “Mommy, I want, I want.” “Daddy, give me, give me.”  Every once in a while, […]

The Gospel in Death

by Leo Barnes

I am a sinner. Jesus died for me and rose again.  He paid the penalty for my sin.  By acknowledging my sin and trusting in Him, in His death and resurrection, I am forgiven and my debt is canceled.  This is the gospel, the good news on which we seek to build our lives. But […]

The Fire in our Mouths

by CCC

As we enter the fall season in the western hemisphere, numerous resources are being poured into Texas, Puerto Rico, and other areas effected by three major hurricanes.  The devastation is overwhelming.  The economic, environmental and personal impact of these disasters is ongoing. But another kind of disaster spent the summer raging across the western United […]

Thoughts on Immigration

by CCC

Writing about any theme that has political implications is difficult. However, our understanding of life should not be based primarily on political, economic, or cultural values. Even though it is unavoidable to be free from them, our understanding of life and the world should be primarily based on the Word of God. Then our answers […]

ONE MORE TIME ON ‘GAME OF THRONES’

by CCC

My guest blogger today is Pastor Kevin DeYoung, who  says so well what I have thought about Christians watching “Game of Thrones.”  Worth a read…   I don’t understand Christians watching Game of Thrones. That’s what I said two weeks ago. And a bazillion blog and Facebook comments later, I still don’t understand. This seems like an […]

Serving Others – A Vital Piece of the Youth Ministry Puzzle

by CCC

If you have ever put a jigsaw puzzle together, you know what happens when a piece is missing.  Hours of labor have gone into assembling the picture only to discover that it is incomplete. Youth ministry is very similar.  Imagine a group of teens who grow into adulthood knowing the gospel, understanding theology, sharing their […]

Convinced Atheist Says, “There is a God”

by CCC

CCC member Mike Grigas wanted to share the fruit of some of his reading and encourage others to check out There is a God, by Anthony Flew.  I, too, thought this a worthwhile read, and so devote this blog entry to Mike’s review.  -Pastor Ken Langley     December 9, 2004, the Associated Press reported, […]

Seriously, CNN? The existence of Jesus is an open question?

by CCC

You label people “fringe” and “climate deniers” if they question the prevailing narrative that human energy creation is destroying the planet, but you take seriously people who thinks Jesus never existed?  John Stonestreet of Breakpoint responds.  Here’s an excerpt from his blog: Ah, springtime. Flowers blooming, birds singing, and articles questioning the historicity of Jesus […]