Nike in the News
Jesus had fasted for forty days and nights.  Can you even attempt to imagine how hungry he must have been?  Satan tempted him to command stones to become bread so that he could satisfy his hunger (Matthew 4:1-11).  Jesus could have easily done so.  I also believe it is perfectly reasonable to assume that Jesus wanted to turn the... read all »
Social Justice
The definition of social justice offered by Wikipedia is as follows: “Social justice is a concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society. This is measured by the explicit and tacit terms for the distribution of wealth, opportunities for personal activity, and social privileges.” Sounds good, right?  Sounds Christian, right? ... read all »
Danger!
You remember the horrible story from just over two years ago.  A little boy was killed by an alligator at Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. I suppose the last thing on anyone’s mind, as this family was enjoying themselves in the water, was that a fearsome predator, lurking unseen, would rise up in a violent attack from the depths and forever ch... read all »
Why Am I A Christian?
First, I believe the creation itself and our ability to make sense of it makes it abundantly clear that a mindful creator is the cause of our existence. Second, I believe that the internal evidence for the Bible testifies to its authenticity as the word of our creator given to mankind. About 40 writers working in perfect harmony over 1500 yearsAbundant accurately fu... read all »
It's School and Study Time Again
It is sincerely hoped that no one will read the Title and assume it relates to school houses and school teachers. God’s people are students “til death do us part!”  Our culture may segment a year to a “in school” or “out of school” concept, but when Christ gives His precious and exceeding great promises for us to take on the Divine Nature, He enroll... read all »
I Am Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
On a cool, morning recently, I awoke to the sound of my own breathing.  Not snoring (although that has also happened before), this was the normal rhythmic sound of air entering and exiting my lungs.  As I lay there wrapped cozily in my blanket and with my eyes closed, I couldn’t help but think of David’s words in Ps 139:14… I will praise You,... read all »
Invitation
"Someone defiantly will pay for your sins. Will it be you or will it be Jesus." This was the sign I happened on while surfing the internet.  I thought to myself how powerful the message conveyed in such a short sentence.  For those of us who have believe in Christ as our Lord and Savior and have responded, the words are not anything we didn't already know.&... read all »
Why is it so hard to do right?
You are a being of both flesh (your body) and spirit and one is constantly at odds with the other.  Each of us is a walking, talking dichotomy. Your spirit aspires to do what is right, but your flesh demands that its appetites be satisfied.  Your soul?  Your soul is the part of you that wills which one wins. Your body is made of the... read all »
Parenting 101
Be a parent rather than a friend to your children.  They will have many friends, but you are the only mom/dad they will have to lead them to the Lord. Don’t endanger your impact in fulfilling this huge responsibility by trying to be their friend.  If it turns out that you become friends, great!  But let it happen as a matter of cou... read all »
State Constitutions
Our nation’s Declaration of Independence has no fewer than four references to the God of the Bible.  But what of individual state documents, especially their constitutions? Each of the fifty states has a constitution.  Only three states (New Hampshire, Vermont and Virginia) have no preamble to their constitutions.  Forty-five of the st... read all »