Tag Archive: Jesus

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 – The Holy Spirit

I am still in awe of the fact that by simply tapping a small, wireless, handheld device we can talk to someone hundreds, or even thousands of miles away, reaching them in seconds.… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – Freedom

Many who have not experienced it will balk at the idea that in Christ we have freedom. Like the Jews challenged by Jesus they would say, “We…have never been enslaved to anyone. How… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – Belonging

Curse you, Madison Avenue. Your perfect little family Christmas…you know, with all the smiles and hugs, the busy kitchen and cozy fireplace, the beautiful and bountiful presents under the tree and sons and… 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

12 Gifts of ChristX

  On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, A partridge in a pear tree. On the second day of Christmas…blah, blah, blah A partridge in a pear tree?… Continue reading

Say No to Santa

Thanksgiving Day 2019 is history. I am now okay with Christmas carols, Christmas commercials, and Christmas specials. But I will never be okay with the jolly secular symbol of Christmas himself, Kris Kringle.… Continue reading

To know the uncharacteristic we must know the character

As a Cleveland Browns fan, I was so disappointed to see their recent victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers marred by Browns defensive end Myles Garrett’s helmet-to-head infraction. The first time in five years… Continue reading

Rethinking the Rapture, Part 2

I’m continuing today my argument that we should reject as unbiblical a popular doctrine among evangelicals known as the Rapture. Click here if you missed Part 1. I used to ascribe to it… Continue reading

Now is the day of salvation, but night is coming

The end is near. Jesus is coming back soon…I just know it. If you’ve been putting off faith in God because you figured you had plenty of time to repent, I’d suggest getting… Continue reading

Irritation, anger, and WJSS*

I’m sitting here in my favorite coffee shop feeling irritated about supposed scones. I used to really enjoy getting my small black coffee with a delicious and dense triangular scone but they’ve ditched… Continue reading

Why hell will be hellish

Will there be love in hell? I tend to think not. If hell is eternal separation from God, and God is love, then it seems to follow that hell is a place without… Continue reading

Superhumans and the real endgame

I’ve never seen Game of Thrones nor any superhero movie except Ironman years ago. Judging by the Twitter traffic this past weekend, that might seem to disqualify me from having anything meaningful to… Continue reading

Questions for non-Christians #13

Easter fell on a Sunday again this year. Funny how that always happens. But it’s a good thing that it does because otherwise Christians would want this most sacred day on our calendar… 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