Category Archive: Blog

FORUM on Calvinism and Arminianism with Dr. Roger Olson, Part 2

City On A Hill hosted Dr. Roger Olson, author of many books (including Against Calvinism, and Arminian Theology: Myth and Realities) and professor at Baylor University (George W. Truett Theological Seminary). In this… Continue reading

Hospital Visitation guidelines for pastors and leaders

As a church, we are developing a guideline for our leaders, when they visit a hospital. Many of these suggestions were taken from several publications, and its a working document. Any suggestions, as… Continue reading

Will everyone who doesn’t know Jesus go to hell? What about those who haven’t heard?

Сергей Витюков, “Какая опасность жениться на девушке, которая не сохранила себя. Учитывая тот факт, что она искренне покаялась и Бог восстановил ее?”

Мне часто задают вопросы на совершенно различные темы. На все ответить нет воможности физически. Но есть некоторые вопросы, которые задаются чаще всего. На один из таких вопросов я хотел бы ответить. Вопрос : … Continue reading

John Piper: Is drinking OK?

Old Russian communistic film against Christians, w/ real footage of church services and court

Ted Bundy, a serial rapist and killer, gives his last interview to Dr. James Dobson

Avatar: Advertisement for Paganism by Mark Driscoll

A Call to Anguish, David Wilkerson

Paul Washer: One of the most influential messages of our time.

Is it mandatory that Christian women should wear head coverings or veils?

Pastor Aleksey Kolimiytsev wrote a blog on whether it is necessary for a woman to wear a head covering or a veil, while praying. I definitely think its worth your time, reading it.… Continue reading

Mark Driscoll on “Twilight.” Bold.

A Journal Entry of a Young Minister

Certainly, ministry has it’s ups and downs, times of celebrations and times of challenges. There are those days when people criticize you, and everything you do. But then, there are moments that bring… Continue reading

Why Church Planting?

Why plant a new church? I’m part of a team that is planting a new church in the diverse Northwest culture with a purpose to reach and impact the local community . Many have asked… Continue reading

an Iphone app that has enhanced my life

Every year, I make it a goal to read through the Bible once during the course of the year. And usually, January is a breeze. But, when February came, books such as Leviticus,… Continue reading

Abuse of kids by Russian couple in Salem, Take 2

I have been contacted several times recently to restate my position on the Russian family accused of abusing their kids in Salem, because many disagreed with me. My first blog is now being… Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution Challenge

New Year’s Resolution Challenge I know many don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions, and are skeptical of them. I’m not one of them. Our God is a God of new beginnings. He… Continue reading

10 Most Commonly Referenced Bible Verses

Top Verses Bible ( has done extensive research, to determine which Bible verses are most often used in books, sermons, magazines, etc. Here are the top 10 verses: 1. John 3:16 For God… Continue reading

11 Pastors + other people that I Podcast

I have had numerous people email me, asking me for names of pastors that I like to podcast.  So, I’ve put a list of 11 pastors I like to podcast on a constant basis.… Continue reading

Report from Memorial Service of Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty

On Monday, November 30th, over 12,000 people jam-packed the Mabee Center of Oral Roberts University and thousands more watched online, as the world paid tribute to Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty. He died on… Continue reading

“Over Hillsong-ized”

Recently, while trying to put my son to sleep, I searched for videos on YouTube, Bogtube, as well as other Russian websites to find videos of worship “прославления” in Russian churches.  What I… Continue reading

Youth Ministry is like a McDonalds: criticism of youth ministry

Youth ministry can be compared to a McDonalds. McDonalds and other fast food restaurants fulfill the short term need for food, but long term, McDonalds is not a healthy choice.   Recently, I… Continue reading

free hugs campaign

“FREE HUGS CAMPAIGN” A world in need of love… In a society where technological advances, internet, speed, and progress are dominant, the soul of mankind still hungers to be loved, for friendship and… Continue reading

who’s your friends

Who you surround yourself with has a tremendous affect on your life! The environment you place yourself in will either promote you to growth, or can be a hindrance to your growth and… Continue reading

men and church attendance

Men, step up to the plate. Over the past couple of months, I have encountered a couple of statistics, concerning the attendance of men at church, and how that affects family, and church… Continue reading

boycott starbucks?

As I sit in Starbucks and enjoy a Tall Vanilla Latte as well as the sight of my beautiful wife, something comes to my mind that I need to do that I have… Continue reading

coming revival, or gloom and doom

Coming revival or will things get worse?Recently, I have begun to look into scriptures, to find out what we, the church, will face, in the coming days. Some, especially in the church, proclaim… Continue reading

age of the disciples

Did you know that many scholars believe that the 12 disciples whom Jesus chose were probably under the age of 20 when Jesus selected them, all except Peter? Very different then the common… Continue reading