Lillian Quigley, in her children’s book, The Blind Men and the Elephant, recounts the famous fable of six blind men who encounter an elephant for the first time. In the story each man touches a part of the elephant and draws his own conclusion of what an elephant is like. Continue reading
Yesterday my phone kept dinging because everyone was warning me about accepting a facebook friend request from Jayden K. Smith, an alleged hacker who’s going to corrupt my computer, hack my friend’s accounts, and probably drain my bank account.
You got a few dings too, eh?
Well, by now, you probably know this was a hoax.
It reminded me of this true story that occurred in the late 1990’s. Continue reading
The Church of England, according to a report by The Telegraph, appears ready to condemn so-called “controversial cures” and therapy for homosexuals. This follows a recent statement by Prime Minister, Theresa May, saying they could be banned.
“The General Synod will vote on a motion to endorse a statement by psychology experts that conversion therapy, which uses methods including prayer and aversion therapy in an attempt to stop people being homosexual, is ‘unethical, harmful and not supported by evidence’”. Continue reading
This week we’re having Vacation Bible School at the West Main Church where I preach. The theme is: “Soldiers of Christ Arise.” Our Text is Ephesians 6:10-18. We’re specifically studying about the Christian armor we’re to put on. This morning I’m teaching the teenage class about “the belt of Truth.” Here’s what I’m going to share with these young people. Continue reading
“Some say it’s generational, the tolerance of young people for same-sex marriage and so many other social issues,” wrote Cal Thomas in today’s transcript. However, Thomas thinks it’s something else.
The conservative Columnist opines “it is a falling away from the notion of objective Truth.” I believe Thomas is right. And it’s something gospel preachers have been saying for years.
Last year I heard 3 High School Students participate in a speech contest for our local Rotary Club. Each year the theme for the students is based on the Rotary 4 way test. Continue reading
“Killing Jews is Worship that Draws us Close to Allah.”
These signs were ruled legal and free speech” by U.S. District Judge John Koeltl on Tuesday and will continue to be posted on NYC subways and buses. They have already been appearing on mini buses in San Francisco for quite a while.
While the substance of these signs may sound extreme and hateful, the motive behind the message is not what it first appears. Continue reading
Sunday I heard New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, warn the residents of the impending storm. “This could be the biggest snowstorm in the history of this city. My message for New Yorkers is prepare for something worse than we have ever seen before.”
By last night meteorologists were scaling back their predictions. And this morning I awoke to learn that while the snow was significant, it wasn’t anywhere close to the dire predictions. At least in NYC. (Boston? Well, they’re getting hammered!) Anyway, it reminded me of this old story.
Have you ever woke up one morning and didn’t know what day it was?
That happened to me. Yesterday.
A little background is in order. Or as my wife, Norma Jean, would say I’m getting ready to make excuses! Continue reading
One of our regular readers, Stephen, recently responded to my post last week, “What is Truth?”
“But how you (and other socially conservative Christians) commonly define “Truth” in rigid absolute right/wrong terms sometimes pushes me away,” Stephen wrote. “In saying that God’s “Truth” is absolutely clear-cut creates the Todd Aikens of this world.” Continue reading