In the neat little book, “Children’s Letters to God” compiled by Stuart Hample and Eric Marshall they share the directness, honesty and often humor when kids decide to address their Creator.
“Dear God, I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that okay? Neil.”
“Dear God, I bet it is very hard for you to love all the people in the world. There are only four people in our family and I can never do it. Nan”
“Dear God. Thank you for the baby brother. But what I prayed for was a puppy. Joyce” Continue reading
Robert Ingersoll was a 19th century agnostic and a follower of naturalism; he had no belief in the eternal, but stressed the importance of living only in the here and now.
Ingersoll made light of the Bible, stating that “free thought will give us truth.” He called the Bible “a fable, an obscenity, a sham and a lie.” He claimed that the Christian “creed [was] the ignorant past, bullying the enlightened present.” Continue reading
“Great Bible Themes” is the focus of the 36th annual Southside Lecture. My preaching colleagues and I began with four fundamental lessons that speak to human need and God’s empathy for the human race.
Don Truex addressed “The Disastrous Effects of Sin.” Roger Shouse shared “The Vastness and Beauty of God’s Love.” Kenny Moorer expounded on “The Wideness of God’s Mercy.” And I spoke of “The Joy of Fellowship with God.”
These four great themes deal with the reality of life. The nature of mankind. The need that is common to us. And the nature and personality of our Creator. Continue reading
My friend, Don Truex, shared a great story that came out of Wayne, New Jersey last Fall.
Four young men from the William Paterson University football team entered Buddy’s Small Lots to do a little shopping. Soon they realized no one else was in the store. Not even a sales clerk! Continue reading