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Steve Jobs’ Final Wish

I don’t know a lot about Steve Jobs. I watched Pirates of Silicon Valley and have bought a few iPods. I had never met the man: so how do I propose to know his last wish?

God’s providence in the life of this sinner.

On March 20, 2011, I began to teach a Sunday school series on the topic of prayer. As the result of the preparation I undertook, I became quite convicted of my own lack of prayer, speaking of both quantity and quality. Since that time, my prayer life has been changed greatly, by the grace of […]

Why Should We Pray?

So how is your prayer life? Think for a moment. Do you pray daily, weekly or multiple times daily? Do you pray as long as you wish you did, that is, if you pray for 10 minutes, is there a part of you that thinks you should do 15 minutes?

How do you pray? Do you kneel? Only sometimes or all the time? Do you always say “In Jesus Name?” What if you fall asleep while praying… do you feel guilty? If Jesus said not to pray publicly but to go into your closet to pray…then is all public prayer wrong?

How to witness to someone who’s recently lost someone

The other day, a facebook friend asked, “How would you share Christ with a cousin who has just experienced the tragedy of his/her mother having committed suicide?”

I wrote her a note and thought it might encourage others.

An open letter to Christian brothers who ‘play Santa’

An open letter to Christian brothers who ‘play the Santa Claus’ game. This is a letter I sent a dear brother in 2010. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife told their young daughters about ‘Santa Claus’ and were quite grateful for my admonishment. I hope you will find it helpful. I don’t understand why a […]

Put the ‘X’ back in Xmas

I’m sure you’re thinking, what a strange name for a post. You probably think I’m the type of guy who always puts the “Christ” in Christmas. In fact, if I was you, I’d guess that Michael Coughlin is the type of guy who spells the late December holiday, “CHRISTmas.” Well, sometimes I do spell it […]

3 John 1:4

3 John 4 – I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. What is truth? (John 18:38) If we are looking for a scriptural basis for the answer to this question (and, by the way, we are), then my mind immediately takes me to John 17:17: ‘Sanctify them in […]