This is the first of two guest blogs by Tyler Bream. You can learn more about Tyler Here. Every pastor says the same thing, “You need to read your Bible.” Yet, despite hearing this all the time, most Christians don’t consistently read their Bible. Why? I have a hunch that it comes down to two… Read more »

We are finishing out March…but March Madness doesn’t really end until the first Monday of April. That is when the NCAA National Championship game is played. There are four teams with a chance right now. We call them the Final Four. Maybe your favorite team made it this far. Maybe they didn’t. Monday night will… Read more »

We often use terminology that is not clearly defined either by ourselves or our culture. “Christian marriage” is one of these phrases. If we are going to identify our marriage as a “Christian marriage” how should we define this? What should a Christian marriage look like? Are there common themes that help both those inside… Read more »

There are several things that are driving this conversation in my head right now. First, being a pastor requires me to deal with the end of people’s earthly life and often try to summarize their entire life in moments at their funeral. Second, I hit the big 5-0 this year and that brings certain realizations… Read more »

When I was younger, “drama” referred to television or movies. They would often contain real life situations that viewers could relate to even if the content was slightly exaggerated. Over the last two decades, the meaning of drama has evolved.   Drama now refers to exaggerated situations in people’s lives. Some avoid drama while others… Read more »

On Tuesday I talked about  why we struggle with other views in “Justifying My Opinion.” Today I want to share with you a few benefits of entertaining opposing viewpoints and allowing others into your life that may not see things exactly as you do.   Though allowing other points of view to enter the conversation can… Read more »

If you know me well, you know that I tend to challenge many of the things I hear. Some people call it “playing the devil’s advocate”. I prefer not to be associated with that so I consider it “clarifying the idea”. One of the reasons I do this is because this is how I approach… Read more »

Usually we think of a marriage retreat as an event where couples are taught principles for a successful marriage and do things that will improve it.  There is another type of retreat that may offer even more benefit to your home. This type of retreat only includes you and your spouse. This marriage retreat allows… Read more »

I am not sure when it began, but it appears that American politics has evolved into a “gotcha” environment. I began to recognize it during the administration of Bill Clinton when the Republicans were investigating one matter but eventually found themselves pursuing something completely different. A massive amount of money, energy and effort were spent… Read more »