Giving Thanks

Solders in chow line for Thanksgiving

No, for most of my Christian life the best that conspicuous consumption could stir up against Thanksgiving was a turkey and pumpkin pie. Read more

The monotheistic “We”

Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”  2 Corinthians 13:14 (ESV)  A while back, I watched a documentary produced by Jews about Jewishness. The show was fascinating but sad. Oh, how we “goy” (i.e., Gentiles) have persecuted the Jews since their dispersion. If you know someone that is Jewish, consider apologizing to them, for surely somewhere in your ancestry “you” (and I) have badly mistreated Jews. Anyway, in this documentary a Jewish leader affirmed that Islam is monotheistic but implied that Christians are not monotheistic because we believe in a … Read more

Brave New World

a man holding an open Bible in a crowd

Perhaps we will now flood mass transit systems – and the world will take notice. Perhaps, in the new world, the Church will unwaveringly speak what we know as true even if our testimony costs us our homes, our liberty, or even our lives Read more

1 + 1 ≠ 2

childrens wooden blocks

It’s easy to look at something and see what we expect while missing what can be discovered. Those of us who regularly post blogs know the value of “fresh eyes.” Read more

Do you need a heart check-up?

If we dive into the original Greek, we learn the inference from an “evil person produces evil things.” The wording indicates a spontaneity of what comes from the heart. Read more

Is It Dusty In Here?

a car kicking up dust

Our story in human history will close. Nevertheless, we are much loved by God. We are offered eternal life in God’s kingdom through Jesus. And out of His love, we are given and provisioned with a role designed just for each of us. Read more

My Beloved Son

elderly hands folded in prayer

When bringing the name of Jesu before our Father, I think it’s good to acknowledge that our petitions are in the name of God’s beloved Son. Read more

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