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  • How much is Trump worth?

    Posted on May 18th, 2009 admin 2 comments

    A recent article by Alex Frangos in the Wall Street Journal begins, “It’s one of the great mysteries of the business world: How much is Donald Trump really worth?” That is a good question, but I’m not going to lose any sleep thinking about it. Chances are I’ll never meet Trump, and if I do I doubt his net worth will mean a Trump Tower full of beans to me. Regardless, people talk about such things. I guess Trump’s worth is worth pondering.

    As discussed in Frangos’ article, a 2005 book by Timothy O’Brien suggested Trump’s net worth was between $150 million and $250 million. The Deutsche Bank said it was $788 million. Trump throws around different figures ranging from $3.6 billion to $6 billion. That’s quite a range, but who’s counting? Trump’s lowest projection, $3.6 billion, is a far cry from O’Brien’s highest estimate, $250 million. Now someone is flat-out wrong, but again, who’s counting? Read the rest of this entry »

  • “Midnight Kiss” Chapter 1 – Home Alone

    Posted on May 13th, 2009 admin 1 comment

    Chapter 1 – Home Alone: The complexity of relationships

    Imagine a world where two single people casually meet by the grace of God. As they stand, waiting for the crosswalk light on the corner of Fourteenth Street, they greet each other. The light signals “Walk” and they proceed westbound shoulder-to-shoulder. The man initiates conversation. The woman responds with kind words. They soon discover they are both new to town and currently looking for a church. They want to continue the conversation, so they exchange email addresses. A few days later they meet for worship at Downtown Christian Church. After the service they join a few members for lunch. A new relationship has begun.

    Most Christian singles think relationships begin by completing a five hundred-page questionnaire. After that comes the resume exchange. If everything looks Read the rest of this entry »

  • Free Chicken

    Posted on May 8th, 2009 admin 1 comment

    Free food draws crowds. The recent partnership between Oprah Winfrey and KFC is no exception. Download & print a coupon, drive to a KFC restaurant and redeem the coupon for two free pieces of grilled chicken, two free sides and a free biscuit.

    Now that is a deal!

    Americans know it too. Millions of coupons have been downloaded. Patrons have flocked to KFC restaurants. Free chicken has been flying out of deep fryers like white pigeons released on wedding days. Free fried chicken Read the rest of this entry »

  • Heckler at The Gospel Coalition

    Posted on April 23rd, 2009 admin No comments

    Yesterday as Tim Savage, Senior Pastor of Camelback Bible Church, delivered a talk on “Power in Weakness: The Heart of Gospel Ministry” a young man from the back of the room yelled, “Preach Christ!” Savage kept advancing his argument with grave confidence. I thought to myself, “That was an interesting creative element.” It certainly caught my attention and helped me focus. A few ticks of the second hand later, the man again yelled, “Preach Christ!” He said it again, and again. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Rick Warren on Easter

    Posted on April 11th, 2009 admin 2 comments

    Saw Rick Warren on Fox News tonight. He was asked, ”What is the meaning of Easter?”

    Let me tell you: Christ died and rose again.

    Believe it!

  • Truth on the Via Delorosa

    Posted on April 11th, 2009 admin No comments

    The Via Delorosa is a narrow street in the Old City of Jerusalem. This street follows what is traditionally thought to be the route Jesus followed on the way to his death. The “way of suffering” begins inside the Lions’ Gate in what is now the Muslim quarter of the Old City. The route ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is thought to mark Golgotha, the Hill of Calvary, the place where Jesus was crucified.

    The Via Delorosa has become a major tourist attraction. Today thousands of Christians walk the route, stopping at 14 stations along the way. The first station marks the place where Read the rest of this entry »

  • “Midnight Kiss” Book Summary

    Posted on April 11th, 2009 admin No comments

    Here is a summary of Casey’s first book, Midnight Kiss: Simplifying Christian Dating. This book has not been published yet, so it is too early to get a paper copy into your hands. However, let us know if you’d like to be contacted when the book is available.

    Christian dating has become extremely complicated, but Casey W. Moore’s work on the subject offers a simplified approach. Midnight Kiss inspires Christian singles with the truth that dating can become a natural extension of their spiritual lives. The identity of Christian singles as valuable members of the body of Christ forms the basis of this fresh look at Christian dating. By understanding biblical truth, singles can approach dating as a process designed by God rather than Read the rest of this entry »

  • Uncertainty

    Posted on January 4th, 2009 admin No comments

    Last Sunday I was sporting what I thought were very nice gray woolen pants recently purchased in Kansas City. I walk past another pastor in the hall and he says, “You look churchy.” He said it twice: churchy. He was blasting my fashion. Later in the morning I added a nice quality red tie. I met friends in the hall who were visiting from out-of-town. A few minutes of chit-chat and the lady politely asks, “Can I be honest?” I was like, “O’ boy, here we go.” She said, “It’s the tie. It’s not working. You need to ditch the tie.” I was like, “This is a nice quality red tie. The gray stripe matches my gray woolen pants.” I started thinking about it and remembered buying that tie in 1996. OK, maybe it is time to ditch the tie, but its still nice quality. Besides, there is no way of being certain that its replacement will be any better. Read the rest of this entry »

  • If You Love Jesus

    Posted on May 25th, 2008 admin No comments

    Belle Weaver knew exactly what to do in a time of crisis. She was there to intercede on Kevin Weaver’s behalf. Kevin was desperate for a miracle. Kevin needed Belle’s help.

    Kevin was a diabetic. One morning Belle sensed that Kevin was in trouble. Belle licked Kevin’s nostrils to smell his breath. Belle used her sharp sense of smell to recognize that Kevin’s ketone levels were out-of-whack. She started scratching Kevin’s leg to tell him he needed to adjust his sugar levels, else he could experience a seizure. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Wild Dog or Child of God?

    Posted on April 6th, 2008 admin No comments

    One of my good friends as a child had a major wild streak. When he was good, he was good. But when he was bad, he was bad.

    Yogi and I would play for hours. The sticks, worn baseballs, torn tennis balls and the meandering creek held our friendship together. Yogi was a good friend, but there were times when his wild streak would surface. He would snap, turning from the loyal Chesapeake Bay Retriever I loved into a wild, ravenous wolf. Without any notice, the curly brown hair on Yogi’s back would stand up, his head would tilt, his ears would cock back like a wild stallion, and he’d bolt toward his prey like a hawk toward an innocent field mouse. In a matter of seconds Read the rest of this entry »