Spoiled, misbehaving, demanding children

Most of us know that if you don’t discipline a child, if you allow her to do and get whatever she wants, you’ll have a selfish, misbehaving, spoiled brat on your hands. Think… Continue reading

For the love of bugs

I have an objection to Christianity that I’ve never heard any atheist voice. And I think I know why. Here it is: If the Christian God is so great…knows everything about everything and… Continue reading

I’m comfortable with that

I’ve heard people dismiss a discussion on spiritual things by asserting that they’re “comfortable” with their religious beliefs. Which is fine, unless that is the primary basis for them. In other words…truth is… Continue reading

No more excursions for this concern

As the saying goes, you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. For better or worse, you’re stuck with them that are stuck with you…that blood that’s thicker than water… Continue reading

Faith plus works or faith that works?

Picture this: You’re standing before the throne of God as his mighty right-hand angel retrieves your record of deeds from the database. Between you and God is a holographic screen upon which scenes… Continue reading

Of geese and men

Anyone who knows me well can attest to my hatred of lack of fondness for geese. Actually, for domestic birds in general. They are rude, constantly defecating squatters…on our lawn, in the outer… Continue reading

The scandalous mercy of God

Raising ten children meant my parents had to be intentional about seeking a balance between meeting the individual needs of each of us kids without appearing to favor any. I’m sure the scales… Continue reading

God’s love – a case from reason

    “God so loved the world…” Other than perhaps Matthew 7:1, “Do not judge…,” a favorite of non-believers, John 3:16 has to be the best known New Testament verse and it begins… Continue reading

The spirituality of love

  Love. We all need it, want it, search for it. We feel it and think about it, dramatize and sing about it. It makes us happy, and it makes us sad. But… Continue reading

Feel the burn

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has been feeling his own “Bern” lately…taking some well-deserved heat for his religious litmus test of Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee to be Deputy Director of the White House… Continue reading

Atheism’s best argument

How dare you create a world in which there is such misery that is not our fault? It’s not right…It’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who… Continue reading

Accessory God

If the Bible is true, then we live in a world created by and for God. Everything, including us, belongs to him. No exceptions. He is the reason everything exists, the One that… Continue reading

God and reality

Origin, meaning, morality, and destiny. How did we get here? Why are we here? What are we to do? Where do we go when we die? These are the questions every worldview must… Continue reading

No news is good news

Remember when we had three TV networks and only print newspapers? A mere handful of sources from which to get our news fix…our daily diet of data on the goings-on in our community,… Continue reading

Love hurts

I found myself angrily shaking my fists in prayer yesterday. Not at God, but at men…evil men. Men in countries like Egypt, Syria, India, and Iran who persecute and kill Christians, just for… Continue reading