An Open Letter to Pastors in Europe and America

From A Burdened Pastor in the Middle East. Greetings in Christ, We are in a very critical period of time concerning the refugees flooding into your countries. You have a golden opportunity. You either choose it or lose it and lose Europe and America forever. Families...

What is Real Success?

Google the phrase “What is success” and you will get 1.13 billion results. I’d like to examine each of those with you today (not really). Much has been said about success. Everybody seems to want it, but it is surprising how few actually can define it. One dictionary...

The VERITAS Formula for Organizational Leadership

The VERITAS formula for organizational leadership is really about leading people and helping them to become who they are designed to be. The formula is rooted in the principle that from God’s mouth comes knowledge and understanding (Prov 2:6). God’s word is true, and...

A Worker’s Manifesto: Why Do Excellent Work?

I once heard a story – I don’t recall where – of a builder who was commissioned by his employer to build a house. The builder’s employer gave specific instructions regarding the quality of the house. He wanted it to be excellent, but the builder tried to save money...

How Can I Know God’s Will For My Life?

In a study addressing why millennials stay in church, the Barna group discovered that 65% of active church goers or those who believed their faith is very important to their life believed that the Bible contains everything a person needs to live a meaningful life,...

2016 SCS Commencement Address by Dr. Christopher Cone

GO FROM THIS MOMENT AND DO SMALL THINGS Commencement Address, Southern California Seminary, May 14, 2016 Christopher Cone, Th.D, Ph.D, Ph.D   It is one of the great honors of my life to have been invited to share these precious moments with you today. I express my...

Why Go to Church?

A recent survey showed that the percentage of those in the U.S. who identify as Christians declined sharply by 8% from 2007 to 2014, with millennials leading the exodus. Roughly 36% of millennials now consider themselves to have no religious affiliation (“nones”)....