Tag Archive: forgiveness

What about the unreached? Part 3

This matter of how one is saved is like a priceless gem that must be handled very carefully, and that has made me a little hesitant to make truth claims about it. My… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – Salvation

We do a “white elephant” gift exchange at our family Christmas party every year. It’s a lot of fun once the stealing starts. No gift you’ve selected is securely yours until everyone has… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – 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

12 Gifts of ChristX – Forgiveness

You’ve heard the stories. A young person is murdered and, incredibly, the parents declare that they forgive their child’s killer. In some cases, like this one here, they even go out of their… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – Peace

If I were to ask you to say the first thing that comes to mind when I say “peace,” it’s unlikely you would respond with “Jerusalem.” Unless it was Opposite Day. The Middle… Continue reading

Don’t add stupid to guilty

How can anyone do such a thing? Have they no common human decency? What is the matter with people? The more I read the news, both current and past, the more attractive living… Continue reading

Questions for non-Christians #12

St. Peter at the pearly gates…checking the books, asking probing questions, welcoming some through and for others…releasing the trap door to that other place. It’s an iconic image which cartoonists have been employing… 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

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