Tag Archive: Bible

It’s (past) time to have a national conversation about faith, truth, and eternity

I want to talk about Islam. I acknowledge but don’t want to discuss the presence in this country and others of peaceful, law-abiding Muslims. They do exist, I know. But the more important… Continue reading

Do we have a better word?

I was 31 years old before I ever cracked open a Bible, even though I was raised in a Christian denomination that professed it to be the inspired Word of God. But until… Continue reading

Don’t believe everything you see

If there is a God who created us, how would you expect him to reveal himself? Since sight is one of, if not the primary way we humans take in information, we naturally… Continue reading

Revelation in text

Walking alone through a cemetery at 2 a.m. was not in her plans for the evening. How she found herself there is a story in itself, but suffice it to say that she… Continue reading

The man who would be toast

What do you suppose is the most important question you will ever have to answer: Will you marry me? Do you know why I pulled you over? Do I feel lucky? Certainly the… Continue reading

Oh, those crazy Christians

A year or so ago I was interacting with an atheist blogger, and after reading his list of objections to faith in God I boldly asserted my intention to answer each of them.… Continue reading

The scandalous cross

It’s like wearing a tiny electric chair on a chain. That’s how a pastor at our church once described the offense of the cross of Jesus Christ. He was talking about how something… Continue reading

Is there such a thing as original sin?

I can think of little else more horrifyingly unjust than to send an innocent child, a newborn even, to an everlasting, godless existence in hell. A babe just out of the womb, or… Continue reading

Dyn-o-mite!

As a catch phrase for a 70s sitcom character, “Dyn-o-mite!” meant something akin to “Cool,” but with a little more oomph. Those of you who are old enough to remember (unlike me, who… Continue reading

Would Jesus have changed water to wine for a same-sex wedding?

Some will be surprised to know that as I begin this blog post, I cannot definitively say ‘No’ to my title question. But neither can I say ‘Yes.’ Perhaps by the time I’m… Continue reading

The love we need

Another parable. Same ‘he’…different ‘she.’ Sort of. She was poor and downtrodden. With little to call her own and even less hope for a better future, she felt virtually enslaved by her helplessness.… Continue reading

We’re just not that into him

It was a quickie wedding. The groom had been waiting a long time to make her his bride, but when she finally said ‘Yes’ she insisted on a short, civil ceremony and wanted… Continue reading

Faith, facts, and Katy Perry

I like Katy Perry. Though my first impression was negative when I first heard of her through her hit song “I Kissed a Girl,” I have since come to see her as a… Continue reading

Proper posture at Christmas

I’ve been busy lately, as probably most of you have, with preparations for Christmas – the decorating, the baking, the madness that is shopping in December. And, as happens every year, largely neglecting… Continue reading

Who needs him?

Every morning I wake before the crack of dawn, make my husband’s lunch, pour a cup of coffee, and sit in front of my laptop to find out what’s new in the world… Continue reading