A Pew Research Center Poll revealed that for the first time a majority of Americans say it is possible to be a good person without religious beliefs.
The poll conducted in June and July surveyed 5,000 American adults and found that 56% said that “God is not a prerequisite for good values and morality,” according to Greg Smith, Pew’s associate director of research. Smith attributed this response to the increased number of Americans who are religious “nones,” that is they have no religious affiliation. Continue reading
George Muller was a 19th century evangelist, missionary and director of orphan homes in Bristol, England. It is estimated that he cared for over 10,000 orphans in his lifetime.
On February 6, 1870, Mueller’s wife, Mary, died of rheumatic fever. Shortly after the funeral, the 64 year old evangelist, preached a “funeral sermon” as he called it.
What text would Muller choose while mourning the death of his beloved wife of 39 years? Continue reading
Our son, Kenny, likes T-shirts. I don’t know how many he has. And he may not even know! But he has lots and lots of T-shirts!
He especially likes T-shirts with a message. And he likes to give them to others. Several years ago, Kenny gave Norma Jean and I matching T-shirts with a two-word message: “Do good!” When ever we wear them, we receive positive comments. And, of course, we are reminded in a pretty overt way to practice the message we are proclaiming! Continue reading