Tag Archive: Bible

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

God or no God? – a cumulative case

A man is on trial for the brutal murder of his wife. You sit on the jury and attentively consider the various pieces of evidence as they are presented by the prosecutor: The… Continue reading

Do you believe in man?

So it’s rerun season, yes? If your favorite TV program isn’t on hiatus and temporarily replaced with a mindless and exploitive reality show, it’s rerunning previous episodes. Well, summertime is rerun season for me… 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

The hope of happiness

In the debate over same-sex marriage and homosexuality, just as in other issues about which people disagree, the answer to one question will mostly determine which side one will support: Or perhaps more… Continue reading

The scandalous cross

This was originally posted last April. 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.… Continue reading

Damn those disappointments

So, God must be a Patriots fan, I guess. There were so many ways he could have assured the Seattle Seahawks of a second Super Bowl win last night. But he didn’t. Maybe… Continue reading

What the world needs now

This post originally ran on December 31, 2012. Another year in the books and, boy, things just keeps getting better and better, huh? Folks are learning how to get along with each other… Continue reading

God and gratitude

Fellow parents…imagine with me for a minute. You come home from work or shopping with armloads of wonderful and much-desired gifts for your children, anticipating and envisioning squeals of delight and copious displays… Continue reading

Throwing a fleece

Hey…know what? I used to be famous. Well…sort of…locally, anyway…within a narrow population….of mostly prison inmates….and preadolescent night owls. Maybe famous isn’t quite the right word. I was a late-night disc jockey. It… Continue reading

My testimony

  I love hearing or reading people’s testimonies about how they came to faith in Christ. Especially when it involves kicking and screaming, like C.S. Lewis’s. Or a skeptical but determined investigation, like… Continue reading

The most momentous junction

New Year’s resolution…blah, blah, blah,…lose weight, quit smoking, get healthy, …blah, blah, blah…off the diet, still lighting up, quit the gym…blah, blah, blah. Wait eleven and a half months. Repeat. It’s that time… Continue reading

Post-Christmas letdown

This is a re-post from 2012. The Christmas season is a time of anticipation. For weeks we are planning and preparing, dreaming and decorating, buying and baking.  We can’t wait for the big… Continue reading

Joy

We Christians have a joy problem…a disconnect between what we profess and believe to be ours in Christ and what is exhibited in our attitude and countenance. The sullen, angry, joyless Christian seems… Continue reading

Comfort

  If we had a Christmas wish list of the gifts we would like to receive in Christ, it would definitely include freedom from suffering and pain. Wouldn’t that be a knock-down argument… Continue reading