Tag Archive: salvation

It’s not who you are; it’s whose you are

I was raised Catholic by two wonderful, loving, devoted Catholic parents. They took all ten of us kids to Mass every Sunday, and every one of us went to Catholic elementary as well… Continue reading

God? Ummm…yeah. What’s for dinner?

“Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.” (Psalm 96:2) So I’ve changed the focus of my blog. Whereas before I was often taking a stand… Continue reading

Prescription for a sick world

I have lately felt more overwhelmed than usual by all the evil in the world. Murders, rapes, terrorist attacks, mass shootings, tortuous persecution. We see it in the news every day…a sad and… Continue reading

Penthouse, please

When I started this here little blog a year and a half ago, I had high expectations of sharing wisdom and insight that would change people’s lives and make the world a better… Continue reading

Why doesn’t God do something? Part 3

Yesterday I continued my reasoning through the reality of suffering and the existence of a good, loving, and all-powerful God. You can read Part 1 here. In Part 2, I argued from the… Continue reading

Life and death…and life

When convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro’s body is cremated or laid to rest, I doubt if anyone will utter those five words heard regularly in every funeral home across the country: “He’s in a… Continue reading

Responding to persecution

My son plays guitar in a Christian rock band. So some comments on Facebook disparaging Christian music got my attention recently. And it got me thinking about persecution. Because I don’t believe the… Continue reading

Jesus really is the answer

 “We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.” And so the three teenage boys did.  A college baseball player shot in the back last week just… Continue reading

Will and grace, and faith

The 20thcentury British philosopher and atheist Bertrand Russell famously blamed the God he didn’t believe in for his lack of faith. When presented with the possibility that he was mistaken about God’s existence… Continue reading

Truth frees; preferences fail

I come from a very large family. I have five brothers and four sisters, and when we all get together with our immediate clans, we currently total 56. That’s a lot of people… Continue reading

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

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 cause of Christ

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