One of our regular readers, Stephen, wrote requesting a post on “how to treat people outside of our Church.”
He further asked, “If we see someone outside the Church being hurt, what does God say that we should do?”
The Bible is a book, not only about sin, salvation, and redemption, it speaks specifically to our relationships. All relationships. Including our relationships with those who are not a part of our church family, who are not Christians. Continue reading
Last Thursday, Bible commentator Warren Wiersbe died at age 89. He left an impressive legacy of resources of over 150 books on how to read, explain and understand the Bible.
While I did not always agree with Wiersbe’s theology, I did appreciate his conservative scholarship on most topics. His writing was simple, straight forward and easy to understand. He wrote for the common man.
Wiersbe described himself as a “bridge builder, spanning the gap from the world of the Bible to the world of today so that we could get to the other side of glory in Jesus.” Continue reading
There’s a story that’s been around for a long time that’s been used by authors, politicians and public speakers about how to boil a frog.
Supposedly a scientific experiment was conducted in the 19th century where a frog was placed in a pan of hot water and it immediately jumped out. But the researcher found that if they placed it in a pan of cool water, it would placidly float along. Then they learned if they gradually increased the temperature the frog would sink into a tranquil stupor and finally allow itself to be boiled to death. Continue reading
Yesterday’s post, An Ironic Absence of the Bible, was about newly elected Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema refusing to take the oath of office by placing her right hand on the Bible. Instead she used a law-book.
One of our readers questioned whether or not it was right to take an oath and cited Jesus’ statement in His famous Mountain Message. Continue reading
As the new year begins we’re reminded of the Latin phrase, “Tempus Fugit.” Time flies.
“The bad news is time flies,” observed entrepreneur Michael Alshuler. ”The good news is you’re the pilot.”
It seems as you grow older you become more aware of the rapid passage of time. Or in the words of the philosopher Dr. Seuss, “How did it get so late so soon?” Continue reading
My childhood growing up in rural, central Indiana in the 1950’s was simple, uncomplicated, and shielded from international tensions, racial injustice, or moral perversity.
There was no ESPN, FOX News, or CNN. And of course, no internet, iPhones, or computers to provide instant access to worldwide information. What I watched on our little back and white TV was limited to three channels. Shows like Father Knows Best, The Donna Reed Show, Leave it to Beaver, The Long Ranger, The Little Rascals, Superman and Mickey Mouse Club were shows that taught fundamental moral lessons. And these standards of right and wrong were basically supported by the News Media, Schools and of course, churches. Continue reading
This story may be apocryphal, but it is said that when Alexander the Great, who created an empire that stretched from his home in Macedonia to India, arrived in Persia in 334BC he ordered his ships burned.
As his few thousand troops were facing a few hundred thousand of the enemy, one of his commanders asked, “How will we get home?” Continue reading