The Pastor’s Pen
The Official Blog of Ted Haggard
On Being Stable
Do you want to strengthen your family? Do you want to be a pillar in your community? Do you want to be at peace? Do this . . . . .read more
Stability, Strength, and Insight
We may want the eternal security offered by our most popular speakers and authors, but if we are not reading and applying the Scriptures themselves we might not be prepared for the future.read more
In Order to Understand the News, We Have to Understand the Bible
It’s impossible to understand our modern world without some understanding of the Bible. Every culture has theological influences that have informed its laws, traditions, perceptions of justice, cultural norms, and educational systems.read more
The Thirteen Folds
If you’ve attended a funeral honoring a veteran who served our country, perhaps you witnessed the folding of the flag that once covered the casket of a loved one. Each of the 13 folds of the flag holds great significance.read more
Is It Blasphemous to Predict the Date of Jesus’ Return?
Why did God not reveal to Jesus when he is coming for the second time? Why does only God know? If Jesus didn’t know, why do so many Christian leaders today say they know more than Jesus did?read more
The Importance of Having Fun
The reason you get yourself into trouble might not be self-medication or your response to trauma, but you might be lacking fun and adventure! Go for it, and get healthy!read more
On this Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to remind you that there are natural benefits available to everyone who is thankful.read more
Change Is Inevitable; Improvement Optional
Change might improve our lives, or make them worse. For us to think change is always good is a major misunderstanding. So if we vote for change, we might not get the results we envision.read more
Elections and Wisdom in Our Great Country
Though some elections go my way and others don’t, I have learned that as long as they are free and fair, the right person ends up in the right place most of the time. And when we elect the wrong person, our constitutional system of checks and balances works just fine.read more
How Much Are You Worth?
The development of self-driving vehicles has required that we write algorithms to determine who will be protected in an accident: Humans over animals? Young people over the elderly? Females over males? Pedestrians over passengers?
It makes us question: what are we worth?read more
Is Water Baptism Relevant to Your Eternal Life?
John the Baptist was saying that we all need to turn from the evil that is within us and seek God’s goodness in order for our own hearts to be transformed. Our human goodness is insufficient, even if we express our goodness by trying to please God. As every student of history knows, human attempts at goodness in the name of God often result in horrific tragedy.read more
Will Only Those “In Christ” Be Resurrected?
We human beings never cease to exist. Instead, we all will continue exist past our initial death, so we should understand that the quality of our everlasting life will be decided according to our actions that reflect our relationship with Christ or our actions that reflect no relationship with him.read more