Maybe this was just me, but growing up, I don’t recall hearing much encouragement to donate blood from the community I was a part of, including the Christian community I grew up in. As a teenager, I don’t remember any sermons in which blood donations was promoted & fostered. Somehow it was important, especially when someone needed some blood, but, it was a “task” for … Continue reading Why I donate blood
Recently, Tanya Feygin’s article, “Russian Culture and The Christian Church” went viral in the Slavic Christian community, with close to 4,000 Facebook shares, thousands of views, and a lot of chatter & comments. After reading the article, I countered with a response, posted HERE. Since my first post, Ive had the opportunity to privately connect with Tanya Feygin, and have spent some time reading other … Continue reading An Apology from a Pastor
Recently, Tim Challies posted a great blog on “18 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids.” It got me thinking a lot, especially when I come home, and am tempted to finish a couple more emails and send a couple more text messages that are work related, while the kids are right beside me. My kids are still young (Matthew is 4, Honor is … Continue reading 20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids
A short video done by my friend Dennis Mulyar, it is a scene of interrogation of a Christian young woman by a communist leader, in 1958. This film is based on a true event. Continue reading 5 Words
Having been born in the Soviet Union, a nation deeply atheistic and anti-Christian in its very core, all believers were the laughing stock of society. I was blessed with a grandpa who was a pastor and served years in Soviet camps for his faith in Jesus. Christians were not allowed to get an education, hold high-positions in community, gather, nor teach their Children about faith. … Continue reading Can a Christian be a police officer?
As a Christian, can I file for a bankruptcy? If I borrow money from friends and family, since I file for bankruptcy, does that mean I don’t have to return the money? During the last several years, the economy in the United States has gone through a valley, and left many people unable to pay their bills and forced them to file for bankruptcy. Is … Continue reading Bankruptcies and Christians. Can I file for a bankruptcy as a Christian? Do I still owe someone money, even though I’ve declared a bankruptcy?
Are you saved? If you are saved, will you always be saved? Can you loose your salvation? Ill attempt to answer these questions. In theology, there are several different views of salvation. Let me explain 3 popular views of salvation: Universalism: Everyone who has ever lived and is alive today will be saved. In this view, a loving God would not create an eternal hell. … Continue reading Can you lose your salvation?
The issue of homosexuality has been front cover news for several years now. Many liberals have equaled the rights of homosexuals to get married w/ the great civil rights movement. On the other hand, many Christians are ready to take arms and literally fight so that the government does not give homosexuals the right to get married legally, as if a prohibition against homosexual’s right … Continue reading The Christian’s approach to homosexual marriage
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 been putting off. I have received a couple of emails from people asking me my opinions of Starbucks, and this “movement” amongst some groups to boycott Starbucks. The people who wrote me, … Continue reading boycott starbucks?
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 that we are living in the worst of times, and it’s only going to get worse. Others believe the whole world is going to be saved. So whats really going to happen?Let … Continue reading coming revival, or gloom and doom