Author: Evan Lenow

Protecting the Church’s Money

“If you are at a church that collects money, someone is stealing.” That is how a guest speaker in my Family and Church Financial Stewardship class opened his lecture on protecting the church’s money. My students were dumbfounded as he recounted a few sto... Read More »

Leadership Lessons from Bush 41

The 1988 presidential election cycle is the first one I truly remember. Yes, I was alive during President Reagan’s successful bids for the White House in 1980 and 1984, but I was only 2 and 6 years old, respectively. I have memories of President Bush’s vow... Read More »

Post-Election Perspective from Proverbs

There is no doubt that our elections have become more contentious in recent years. We have seen and heard extreme reactions to both victories and losses. I just finished listening to Hillary Clinton’s recent book, What Happened, which gives her perspective o... Read More »

Dr. J. Daryl Charles to Lecture at Land Center Luncheon on October 10

Dr. J. Daryl Charles will be our guest lecturer during the fall Land Center Luncheon at 11:30 am-12:45 pm on Wednesday, October 10 in the Seelig Banquet Room of the Naylor Student Center. Dr. Charles will lecture on “The Church’s Calling to Public ... Read More »

Preaching and Ethics

Originally appeared at http://preachingsource.com/blog/preaching-and-ethics/ Almost every invitation to preach that I receive comes with a stipulation—“Please preach on [insert current ethical hot topic].” Such requests have become so common that I have ... Read More »

Preaching and Social Ministry

Originally appeared at http://preachingsource.com/blog/preaching-and-social-ministry/ Social ministry is often forgotten in evangelical preaching circles. In our desire to clearly communicate the life changing truth of the gospel leading to salvation, we somet... Read More »

A First Step for the First Freedom: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

The Supreme Court of the United States released its decision on the highly anticipated Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case on June 4. In a 7-2 decision, the high court sided with Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, notin... Read More »

A Prayer for Our Nation

May 3 is the National Day of Prayer. This is a moment for us to stop and ask for God’s guidance for those who lead our nation. This is not a time to hash out political disagreements; rather, it is an opportunity to unite around the biblical admonition to pra... Read More »

Challenging the Culture of Death: Gerber’s 2018 Spokesbaby

For nearly a decade Gerber has conducted an annual search for their Gerber baby. This fresh face every year complements the iconic Gerber baby logo that adorns their product lines. This past Wednesday on the “Today Show” Gerber announced that Lucas Warren,... Read More »

Cakes and Conscience

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on December 5 in the highest profile case of this term. Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is an important First Amendment case with significant implications for both freedom of speech and freed... Read More »