Tag Archive: salvation

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

Bread or body, wine or blood?

Why should Joe Biden’s and Nancy Pelosi’s support for abortion rights disqualify them from receiving communion in the Roman Catholic Church? The U.S. bishop’s conference is working on a document to ostensibly answer… Continue reading

O death, you really should just surrender

I am closer to death today than I was yesterday. So are you. How close, neither of us knows, but there is a day coming when death and I will meet on the… Continue reading

No news is good news

Remember when we had three TV networks and only print newspapers? A mere handful of sources from which to get our news fix…our daily diet of data on the goings-on in our community,… 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

My favorite gift

That’s me in the brown hair, seemingly stunned by the incredibleness of the gift I just opened. I’m gazing in delighted wonder at what, if I had been honest with myself, was a… Continue reading

Like the rest of mankind

Us versus them. We’re right; you’re wrong. They’re bad; we’re good. We’re all about reason; you’re mentally insane. There are a lot of lines being drawn these days, lines meant to distinguish the… Continue reading

A Christmas story

-with apologies to everyone expecting poignant family moments, angelic birth announcements, or Red Ryder rifles and leg lamps The back side Those hateful games, which made the spectacle of human suffering and death… Continue reading

The end is coming. IT IS CERTAIN.

Last New Year’s Eve I looked ahead to 2020. I thought it might be interesting today to look back at my prognostications. Will I get that promotion this year? (turns ball over) WITHOUT… Continue reading

All truth matters

Black lives matter. Of course. You know what else matters? TRUTH. I question whether those loudly and proudly condemning the police, certain politicians, and virtually all whites as racists believe that truth matters.… Continue reading

Want to join the circus?

“The idea of a loving God is incompatible with the idea of a god that’s going to send [people] to hell if they fail to jump through just the right hoops in just… Continue reading

Hold on….heaven awaits

The more the world goes to hell the more I long for heaven. Peace…goodness…love…joy. Everlasting perfect bliss without the slightest hint or danger of violence, deception, immorality, hatred, sadness, suffering or pain. This… Continue reading

There’s woke, and then there’s awake

  Wake up, people! This is what I imagine God shouting from heaven at various multitudes of lost and errant souls. Or maybe it’s what I frequently hear myself shouting from my chair.… Continue reading

We are his cause

A lot of us humans have a pet cause, which is one of the things that sets us apart from the animal kingdom…our pets don’t have a human cause. But, of course, I’m… Continue reading

Death is all about perspective

We need to be thinking about heaven. People are dying and families are grieving and government leaders are making life and death decisions. Do they know that this life is not all there… Continue reading