Blaise Pascal, the 17th-century French philosopher, is credited with saying, “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each man which cannot be satisfied by any created thing but only by God the Creator, made known through Jesus Christ.”
So, is there such a hole in the heart of an atheist? Can an atheist come to Christ? Continue reading
Jeff Strite says this actually happened in a southern church years ago.
The local preacher had been preaching on the importance of evangelism. In the congregation was a young man who was mentally challenged who took these lessons to heart. Consequently, he began telling everyone who would listen about Jesus and asking if they wanted to become a Christian.
One Sunday a man visited who really didn’t want to be there. He was invited by a family who was members. He was a skeptic. But attended just to be polite.
At one point, the young man approached the visitor and asked, “Do you want to be a Christian?” Continue reading
Jerrie Barber tells the story of an unusual parking ticket that was given in south-central Los Angeles several years ago. At 9:46 a.m. an officer wrote up the ticket for an illegally parked Cadillac. There was no question that the car was in violation. The driver did not object to the ticket. In fact, the driver didn’t say a word. He couldn’t. He was dead!
Paramedics said the man had been dead ten to twelve hours when the ticket was given. Continue reading
Last Saturday an explosive device was detonated at a suburban Minneapolis mosque as people were preparing for morning prayers. Although the windows of the imam’s office where shattered, fortunately, no one was killed or injured.
Various news outlets that reported this attack also cited an increasing number of such incidents targeting Muslims. Continue reading
Tuesday we posted some thoughts about sharing. Sharing should be a part of the Christian experience. It’s fundamental to our way of life. It’s necessary for our spiritual growth. One area of sharing ought to involve our faith. But there is a right way and a wrong way.
I’m reminded of a “Peanuts” comic strip where Lucy tells her brother, Linus, that she has “converted” a school classmate to her way of thinking religiously. Linus is surprised, especially knowing how Lucy operates!
“How did you do it?” Linus asked. Continue reading
Several years ago a movie was released, The Guardian, that spoke to the masculine heart in a unique way. It’s the story of Jake Fischer, staring Ashton Kutcher, a high-school swim champ who enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard’s “A” School. His instructor is legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall (Kevin Costner) who teaches him some hard lessons about self-sacrifice.
There’s a scene at the beginning in which Ben is briefing the new recruits and proudly reminds them of their high and noble calling. Continue reading
My son, Kenny, recently sent me this unbelievable news article from the Tampa Bay Times:
A Boise woman is facing charges after police say she attacked a Jewish acquaintance and beat her as part of a bizarre bid to convert her to Christianity.
Marguerite Haragan, 59, showed up at the victim’s home on Feb 5. Haragan “was banging on the front window yelling at her that she better believe in Jesus and she was not going to leave until she did believe in Jesus,” Ada County Prosecutor Dave Roscheck said. Continue reading
In the comic strip “Peanuts”, Lucy tells her brother, Linus that she has “converted” a school classmate to her way of thinking religiously. Linus is surprised, especially knowing how Lucy operates!
“How did you do it?” Linus asked.