The biggest roadblock to Jesus is some of the people who say they love him. That’s not a slam or an opinion: just a fact. Investigating the Christian faith is always mysterious (John 3:8,) but it can become unbearably difficult when I encounter church people who seem just as conflicted and unkind as my irreligious … More Why Church People Flounder
The Library of Congress in Washington D.C. celebrates history and literature on a global scale. And the first thing you notice upon entering this architectural showplace is an original copy of the Gutenberg Bible. That’s right, the centerpiece of the elaborate, sprawling exhibition is a copy of the Holy Bible. Read the printed museum card … More History’s Most Dangerous Book
What’s the difference between holiness and relevance? For starters, holiness is what followers of Jesus used to value. Relevance is the priority that replaced it. Striving for holiness means the direction of my life is visibly different from most people because my purpose and objectives are godly and eternal. Reaching for relevance means I value the … More The Hole in our Holiness
“Is there a shark in the water? What’s everyone looking at?” The spectators on Panama City Beach were transfixed by the unfolding horror of an entire family being swept out to sea. Nine members of the Ursrey family had been caught up in a powerful riptide and cast helplessly into fifteen feet of dark, turbulent … More Nobody Dies Here Today!
It could be just another crime scene. There’s a naked man, unconscious and bleeding, lying there alongside a mountain pass. Apparently, he was the victim of a robbery so there is no identification. In Christ’s haunting saga of the Good Samaritan, the mystery is not what happened, but what happens next. The most important clue, … More CSI: Naked and Afraid
One of my favorite “true” stories is certifiably true. I had wondered about it over the years but I never managed to find any evidence for or against. Then recently it was confirmed by Snopes.com. How do you explain this? The choir at West Side Baptist Church met religiously for rehearsal on Wednesday evenings at 7:20. So … More Do You Believe in Miracles?
Should churches be required to have warning labels? Without a doubt, many of the secular elites who dominate the media believe that we should. Warning: use of this product can result in unacceptable attitudes and incorrect behaviors including intolerance, superstition, changes in habits, personality changes, discriminating thinking, unwillingness to compromise, conservative values, strong convictions, ethical … More Is God Safe?