Feel the heat

We’re in a dog days of summer heat wave here in the Midwest. Some people like the hot days. Not me. I’m partial to the cool, cloudy days of autumn. But I find… Continue reading

A beautiful heart

You know that young woman who has a gorgeous face, a great smile, and a sparkling, winsome personality? Her complexion is flawless, her teeth are bright white, her figure is svelte. Heads turn… Continue reading

Balancing truth and love

“Lord, what should my attitude be?” That was my prayer just now as I pondered the Supreme Court’s latest decisions regarding same-sex marriage, and the celebrations on various fronts because of them. How… Continue reading

Selective hearing on abortion

To speak for those who cannot speak for themselves is a noble deed. To intentionally ignore the most innocent and helpless among them is a selfish one. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, with… Continue reading

Refusing heroes

Awhile back I wrote about heroes among us – ordinary men and women who stay true to their marriage vows despite trials and disappointment. I counted them among other traditional heroes such as… Continue reading

Artificial immortality

“The initiative’s goal is to create a network with the world’s leading scientists who are focused on the development of cybernetic technology with the ultimate goal of transferring human’s individual consciousness to an… Continue reading

Oh…that’s right. I have a blog.

So, I just woke up from a month-and-a-half-long sleep. Don’t ask me how a person can sleep for 45 days straight, but if I’d been awake, I would have been blogging. Because I… Continue reading

Sin, suffering, and salvation

In struggling to comprehend the reasons why we suffer, why God allows or brings pain into our lives, my thoughts lately have been captured by a new awareness of an age-old reality: we… Continue reading

The evil and the good

In the wake of the Boston bombings, many are making the distinction between the perpetrators of the murderous mayhem and those who rushed in to help the victims, with the intent to demonstrate… Continue reading

“I just adore this man.”

My darling daughter found herself under attack for her belief in God and not knowing how to answer the objections raised by a very good but angry friend. The above quote was the… Continue reading

The fundamental question about marriage – What is it?

Little gets us riled up more than the feeling that our rights are being denied. From way back when we were little tykes and our brother got a bigger scoop of ice cream… Continue reading

Equal rights for adulterers

Equal does not equal equal. Let me break that down. Equality in worth does not translate to equality in opportunity, nor in rights. For example: non-citizens can’t vote; my 30-year old son can’t… Continue reading

Dispel the fog on abortion

Sometimes I feel like we’re all in a stupefying fog, though the denseness varies depending on where you stand. Horrible, evil things are happening every day, near and far, and we don’t see… Continue reading

The blind and the seeing

Atheists have a lot of objections to what is claimed about God in the Bible. But as I dialogue with them, it’s often unclear to me whether they believe their objections amount to… Continue reading

The persistent problem of pain

Have you ever wondered if God is an egomaniac? When you hear or read a passage in the Bible about God doing things for his glory and praise, do you think, Really? Is… Continue reading