Tag Archive: Bible

What the world needs now

Dear Reader…thank you for every time, if even just once, that you have invested precious minutes and mental faculties in consuming what I have prepared in this blog. I am truly grateful and pray… Continue reading

We’re just not that into him

Churches are pretty packed at Christmas. Extra services are planned and extra chairs set up to accommodate those who normally sleep in. Pastors welcome the twice a year opportunity – Christmas and Easter… Continue reading

Proper posture at Christmas

We don’t have cable TV and I’m really, really good with that. But I know there are plenty of compelling, entertaining, and inspiring programs we are missing. One thing I’d be interested to… Continue reading

Gun control, authority, and Tradition

With each new mass shooting the calls for stricter gun control grow louder and more passionate. Though keeping guns out of the hands of those who have evil intents is certainly a desire… Continue reading

The afterlife as seen from the beforedeath

I have such mixed feelings about the current refugee issue, as I’m sure many do. Even before this latest crisis, as we in the U.S. have struggled with and debated the competing values… Continue reading

My apologist crush

When I set out almost four years ago to pursue an amateur vocation in apologetics by way of the blogosphere, arguing for the reasonableness of theism and Christianity in particular, I knew the… 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

Holy Father

Pope Francis’ tour of the Americas continues and wherever he goes Catholics flock to get a glimpse of him or perchance a selfie. And for many of them, getting within a few hundred… Continue reading

If I met the pope

Pope Francis is coming to America next week. It’s a big deal. And it’s got me wondering…what if someone tells him about my blog, and all the critical things I’ve had to say… 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

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 with a… Continue reading

Understand is a verb

In the parable of the sower in Matthew 13, Jesus tells of four categories of people who “hear the word” of the kingdom and how they are distinguished by their responses to it.… Continue reading

Pope sets time frame for forgiveness

“A priest, a minister, and a rabbi walk into a bar…” And you know the rest. You don’t? Neither do I. But there’s got to be a good joke out there that starts… Continue reading

The grapes of truth

When I first decided to move beyond letters to the editor in laying down my two cents, I created my own website and called it Expression is Wine. I took the title from… Continue reading

Like it or not, we are all worshippers

Question: When was the last time you used the word ‘noble’? Ummm…having a hard time remembering? Me too. “No bull” doesn’t count, by the way. ‘Noble’ is not a word we throw around… Continue reading