Tag Archive: salvation

No guns for slaves

I have a gun control plan. It’s one that I am confident would drastically, and I mean like by 99%, reduce gun violence of all kinds, not just the mass shootings like Las… 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

Let’s all watch these laughing babies

Well, I was planning to write something on the Charlottesville incident and the fallout afterward, but anything I would have said you’ve probably already heard or read said. Plus, I’m reminded of that… 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

I’m comfortable with that

I’ve heard people dismiss a discussion on spiritual things by asserting that they’re “comfortable” with their religious beliefs. Which is fine, unless that is the primary basis for them. In other words…truth is… Continue reading

Faith plus works or faith that works?

Picture this: You’re standing before the throne of God as his mighty right-hand angel retrieves your record of deeds from the database. Between you and God is a holographic screen upon which scenes… Continue reading

God’s love – a case from reason

    “God so loved the world…” Other than perhaps Matthew 7:1, “Do not judge…,” a favorite of non-believers, John 3:16 has to be the best known New Testament verse and it begins… 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

Life and death, and life

We had a death in the family last week. A very untimely, unexpected, nightmarish death that sent those closest to the young man on a trajectory into a new reality they never saw… Continue reading

The solution

  Can truth be known? Can anything even be said to be true? Is what we perceive with our senses reality, or is it all illusion? I’m reading a book that examines the… Continue reading

There’s something wrong with us

For those of no religious persuasion the whole thing about Jesus being a human/divine sacrifice can seem pretty weird. What kind of God would demand such a thing before he’ll “save” anyone? If… Continue reading

Giving up the chase

Imagine reading Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John and coming to a scene like this: Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through… 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

Dude, you’re dirty and drowning

Sometimes, actually quite often, I marvel and wonder why so many people, some of them family and friends, reject the truth of Christianity which has so thoroughly convinced me. Some may claim an… Continue reading

YODO?

My birthday is this month. Not sure what day it is though. I’ll be 30…or maybe I already am 30. Naw…I think it was mid-January or later. I remember the occasion of my… Continue reading