We are human first

The United States House of Representatives is expected to vote today on a bill that would outlaw sex-selective abortions. Reportedly, none of them have come out in favor of aborting a child for… Continue reading

Heroes among us

On Memorial Day we rightly honor the men and women who have bravely sacrificed to secure and protect our freedom. They are true heroes. There are others in our culture considered heroes who… Continue reading

Big Daddy is watching

If God promises us that if we believe we will have whatever we ask, why do so many of us believers come away empty-handed? We pray fervently for healing or a job or… Continue reading

Of pride and prejudice

Confession time. There’s something I continue to repeatedly do even though I know it is clearly wrong. I prejudge people. Like the other morning. I’m at a stoplight and waiting to cross the… Continue reading

The best family reunion ever

It’s Mother’s Day in America….one day a year when we give special honor to that one woman within whose very body we began life. A woman who, in most cases, loved us deeply… Continue reading

A homosexual ‘war conference’

With homosexuality front and center in the news these last few days, in particular President Obama now saying he supports same-sex marriages, I prepared to post about it today by reviewing past commentaries… Continue reading

Jesus is the Man

Not a macho man or even a manly man; not a girly-man nor a mousy, milquetoast of a man. Not a man’s man, a ladies’ man, a self-made man, or a Renaissance man.… Continue reading

Savage hate

A virulent gay activist, who interestingly works with Bill Maher (see earlier post), in a recent speech to high school journalism students confirmed the fundamentalist doctrine of human depravity. And I’m not referring… Continue reading

Cover up, please

It’s prom season and teenage girls in practically every county in the country are shopping for the perfect dress. But this year some will be turned away from their prom before ever setting… Continue reading

Every voice has value

So now I’m a blogger with a forum of seemingly limitless potential to enlighten, encourage, and exegete, and all I can think about right now is how little I know. Sure, I have… Continue reading

Would Jesus call Bill Maher an ass?

Only if donkeys were taxis, I suppose. I don’t have to wonder if I would. I already have, numerous times. Now, notice I didn’t ask if Jesus would identify Bill Maher as an… Continue reading

Ask the Giver of life for this?

A California Planned Parenthood affiliate recently launched a “40 Days of Prayer” campaign which has raised some eyebrows among those who identify as pro-life, including mine. My brows went up and then they… Continue reading

A theory off-limits

In Tennessee today, folks are recalling the 1925 Scopes “monkey trial” that put their little town of Dayton on the map. But whereas then Mr. Scopes was accused of teaching evolution in his… Continue reading

Love, but punish justly

Does capital punishment fit within a Christian moral ethic? Is death a penalty a Christ follower can sanction? Or, as someone once put it, would Jesus throw the switch? Many Christians wrestle with… Continue reading

What is truth?

As a famous Roman governor once asked the unjustly accused miracle-worker, “What is truth?”  Jesus might have chosen not to answer if Pilate had given him a chance to, but I suspect that… Continue reading