David Achata I work as an executive coach. Working in this field has taught me the easiest way to help people grow is to ask questions and listen. Though I make my living in the business world, I give much of my time to the work of the church here at Soma in Tacoma, Washington.
3:30PM EDT 5/17/2013 Larry Tomczak Departing a restaurant where we celebrated my wife’s birthday recently, I got a 10 p.m. call on my cellphone. The lady in Kentucky needed help because her bank teller friend, who identifies as a Christian, was confused about homosexuality.
Joshua 2:7-15 (NKJV) So the people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the Lord which He had done for Israel… 10 When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them… Read More »
by Timothy Jerry According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), 3.5 of every five Americans are now infected by a STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease). If this is true then the future consequences of this trend is staggering. Considering the ongoing sensationalism of sexuality in the media it would seem that this will only get… Read More »
by Timothy Jerry Over the past year, I have become familiar with a number of ministries on the web that have made it their aim to “expose the false teachings of the Word of Faith movement.” While I have absolutely no problem with people disagreeing about biblical interpretation I do have a problem with a… Read More »
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Judges 21:25 As I ponder this passage of Scripture it becomes exceedingly clear that this same mentality is prevalent in today’s postmodern culture.
by Timothy Jerry The Boy Scouts leadership is considering bowing before the mounting financial pressure to change their stance concerning allowing opening gay leadership in their organization. The Scouts won a Supreme Court decision a few years back when they stood firm against this very thing. Now it seems they are having a change of… Read More »
by Timothy Jerry Proverbs 14:34 (NLT) Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people. The demise of nearly every nation throughout history has come about due to moral rot of one sort or another. Whenever immorality is allowed to prevail in any society it will mark the eventual collapse of… Read More »
Following Christ exacts a price that for the most part the church in the United States has refused to fully embrace. Throughout the ministry of Jesus, He clearly declared that those who would be His disciples must be willing to surrender all. With Jesus it is all or nothing at all. We have created a… Read More »
by Timothy Jerry Gaining a kingdom perspective of leadership: Leadership in the kingdom of God’s is not the pursuit of fame, power, glory or the praise of man. This may be the concept of leadership from a secular view point, but it is far from what we are to seek after as people of God.