Tag Archive: Jesus

Feel the heat

We’re in a dog days of summer heat wave here in the Midwest. Some people like the hot days. Not me. I’m partial to the cool, cloudy days of autumn. But I find… Continue reading

Balancing truth and love

“Lord, what should my attitude be?” That was my prayer just now as I pondered the Supreme Court’s latest decisions regarding same-sex marriage, and the celebrations on various fronts because of them. How… Continue reading

Refusing heroes

Awhile back I wrote about heroes among us – ordinary men and women who stay true to their marriage vows despite trials and disappointment. I counted them among other traditional heroes such as… Continue reading

Sin, suffering, and salvation

In struggling to comprehend the reasons why we suffer, why God allows or brings pain into our lives, my thoughts lately have been captured by a new awareness of an age-old reality: we… Continue reading

The evil and the good

In the wake of the Boston bombings, many are making the distinction between the perpetrators of the murderous mayhem and those who rushed in to help the victims, with the intent to demonstrate… Continue reading

“I just adore this man.”

My darling daughter found herself under attack for her belief in God and not knowing how to answer the objections raised by a very good but angry friend. The above quote was the… Continue reading

The blind and the seeing

Atheists have a lot of objections to what is claimed about God in the Bible. But as I dialogue with them, it’s often unclear to me whether they believe their objections amount to… Continue reading

Of mercy, and justice

Picture this: Two men are on death row for murder. Both acknowledge their guilt and have resigned themselves to their fate. But when Murderer A unexpectedly receives a pardon, Murderer B is outraged… Continue reading

Judging our Judge, Part 2

In my slightly silly, futuristic fantasy Do you believe in man? I tried to depict the incongruences of Darwinism by putting the theory in the “minds” of man-made computers. Though it fails as… Continue reading

Judging our Judge

Is God a moral monster because he commanded the slaughter of whole groups of people, including children? Are the records in the Old Testament of God ordering the nation of Israel to mercilessly… Continue reading

Sayonara, or Welcome home?

If you’re a believer like me, you probably know there are folks out there who think you’re nuts. They can’t understand how any reasonably intelligent human being can look at all the pain… Continue reading

The perfect gift

It’s Christmas Eve and what consumes the thoughts of many today will be beautifully wrapped or bagged by tomorrow, if they aren’t already. The Christmas season for most of us is largely about… Continue reading

Reaping what we sow

Of all the emotions rising up in me since the Connecticut shootings, the most persistent one is anger. I feel great sadness for the families, gratitude that my children are safe, and also… Continue reading

God control

Where is God?! Where was he when innocent children were being ruthlessly slaughtered in Connecticut? Surely if God is yet alive, or even ever existed, he would have prevented a deeply troubled young… Continue reading

The Big Guy

With the Christmas season officially upon us, and chubby-cheeked or just plain chubby Santas everywhere you turn, my passion for truth is stirred once again by the ubiquitous Santa myth (or the Smyth,… Continue reading