Tag Archive: forgiveness

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

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… Continue reading

We must believe the bad to experience the good

  “I’ve got good news and bad news.” Oh, the fearful, suspended anticipation such an announcement tends to create in us. Will the good outweigh the bad, or will the bad totally ruin… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 13

Click here for Chapter 1 When Ruth’s father opened his eyes the prison guard was at his elbow, the hand and ankle cuffs clipped to his belt. “Let’s go sit in the waiting… Continue reading

Naughty is standard

Just got my Toys ‘R’ Us Christmas catalogue in the mail. Whoo hoo. I mean…whoo hoo! The “whoo hoos” were certainly more exuberant when I had little children in the house. I miss… Continue reading

The love we need

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. But worse than this, she was disagreeable,… Continue reading

I wanna’ be like you hoo hoo

  Every once in a great while…well, perhaps a little more often than that. Like, oh, I don’t know, about every day…I seize an opportunity to lift myself to a higher place of… 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

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

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 solution

  Can truth be known? Can anything even be said to be true? Is what we perceive with our senses reality, or is it all illusion? I’m reading a book that examines the… Continue reading

There’s something wrong with us

For those of no religious persuasion the whole thing about Jesus being a human/divine sacrifice can seem pretty weird. What kind of God would demand such a thing before he’ll “save” anyone? If… Continue reading

Rancor, righteousness, and redemption

This is good, all this divisiveness, public shaming, and indignant moralizing. You know why? Because when someone implies that I’m a cruel and heartless hypocrite, I actually examine myself to see if the… Continue reading

Dude, you’re dirty and drowning

Sometimes, actually quite often, I marvel and wonder why so many people, some of them family and friends, reject the truth of Christianity which has so thoroughly convinced me. Some may claim an… Continue reading