To know the uncharacteristic we must know the character

As a Cleveland Browns fan, I was so disappointed to see their recent victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers marred by Browns defensive end Myles Garrett’s helmet-to-head infraction. The first time in five years… Continue reading

We owe God this day

A national day set aside for remembering is becoming the almost forgotten holiday. But I guess when you’re over 240 years old dementia is bound to set in. The Christmas season now starts… Continue reading

Rethinking the Rapture, Part 2

I’m continuing today my argument that we should reject as unbiblical a popular doctrine among evangelicals known as the Rapture. Click here if you missed Part 1. I used to ascribe to it… Continue reading

Rethinking the Rapture

When I was a newbie believer back in 1988 and just beginning to read the Bible, a little book called 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988 was making the rounds… Continue reading

No God, no justice

Another evil Muslim terrorist met his Maker last weekend, and I wish I could have been there for the big reveal. I imagine it was glorious, and quite what the ISIS coward was… Continue reading

Now is the day of salvation, but night is coming

The end is near. Jesus is coming back soon…I just know it. If you’ve been putting off faith in God because you figured you had plenty of time to repent, I’d suggest getting… Continue reading

On the fairness and fire-ness of hell

“What are you in for?” The convicted serial burglar crossed his tattooed arms behind his head as he lay back on his bunk and examined his new roommate. He always thought it best… Continue reading

Philo-less Sophia

I think Caroline is a pretty name and I like owning it. My parents named me after my father’s mother who died giving birth to him, so that makes it extra-special to me.… Continue reading

It takes a lot of faith to deny what can’t be seen

I’m watching my phone update 23 of my apps. It’s fascinating. One after another the updates are downloaded and the apps are changed. I stare at it. How does this happen, I ask… Continue reading

The village is coming for your children

I find it ironic that those who are the most passionate about certain “rights” and freedoms…to marry someone of the same-sex, determine your own gender, take the life of your child in the… Continue reading

Irritation, anger, and WJSS*

I’m sitting here in my favorite coffee shop feeling irritated about supposed scones. I used to really enjoy getting my small black coffee with a delicious and dense triangular scone but they’ve ditched… Continue reading

My thoughts are not your thoughts

What does a man do when his newborn is about to undergo delicate heart surgery and he’s helpless to ensure her survival? If he knows God he will likely pray and he may… Continue reading

I’ll give you $5 not to pray for me

CNN reported this week on a recent study intended to determine “The value of thoughts and prayers.” Citing the “heated debate in the US about the value of thoughts and prayers in the… Continue reading

Why should we #neverforget?

Why should we never forget September 11, 2001? As people posted, tweeted, or reported on the anniversary of that awful day, “never forget” was hash- or otherwise tagged to nearly every remembrance. But… Continue reading

If God exists, Dorian doesn’t

If God exists, Dorian doesn’t. Period. It’s that simple to many atheists and others skeptical of the notion that an all-loving, all-powerful God would permit great suffering. With each new natural disaster or… Continue reading