Is there an Achilles heel for Christian theology? What is the crux of Christianity upon which its adherents must stand? How do Jehovah’s Witnesses view Christ’s resurrection and how does it compare with what the Bible teaches? These questions and more are addressed in this post on Easter and the most important elements of the Christian faith.
There can be a lot of confusion, political bias, and anger that sets in once we begin discussing sensitive issues like this. So before getting into the issues, I want to clarify a few things. 1. I believe this issue far transcends politics, and my goal in this is not to convert you to a … Continue reading My Thoughts on Abortion
Salvation is not a matter of scales, or looks, or good deeds, as with many other religions, it's a matter of the cross. Whether you are willing to "crucify" your sinful self with Christ as He has effectively died for your sin on the cross.
There is a problem in our Western culture that doesn't appear to be getting better. The practice of open and honest dialogue is slowly disappearing. Too often we selfishly preserve our beliefs by shutting down the dialogue that we wish to avoid. We react before thinking. We assume first and ask questions later. We assert … Continue reading Bridging the Gap
What is at the heart of the issue of abortion? What is at stake if we are wrong about it? How important are the reasons behind our beliefs on something so divisive in our society? Being an issue that I have cared and thought deeply about for several years, I have finally typed out the reasons … Continue reading My Thoughts on Abortion
How are we supposed to cope with the loss of our loved ones while on this side of the veil? Is there reason for hope of life beyond the grave for them; for us? Or is it all vain and meaningless? What if I don’t think the person lived a “good enough” life, is there still hope for them that I can cling to if there is a Heaven & Hell? These matters of grief and hope are covered in this article, sparked by the song “The Place Where Lost Things Go” in the movie “Mary Poppins Returns”.
I wanted to have this article published nearly two months ago, but with the difficulty of the subject and the busyness of life, I had to delay it. My wife and I (somewhat) recently went to see the movie Mary Poppins Returns in theaters and I was captivated by how well done the movie was, but I was particularly drawn in by a song in the movie called “The Place Where Lost Things Go”. (Some spoilers ahead!) This song is about Mary Poppins finding a way to comfort the three children in the film (Anabel, John, & Georgie) who had recently lost their mother. To add to their confusion about losing their mother, their father (Michael Banks) is caught up in financial struggles while trying to keep up with the craziness of life without his wife, whom it seems he has had little time to properly grieve. This is where…
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What is it that keeps people from believing all of what the Bible claims that Jesus did and said? Is there historical evidence out there beyond the Bible that points to the biblical account of Jesus’ existence and life? What does the evidence found outside of the Bible mean for the skeptic approaching the accounts … Continue reading Confronted by the Historical Jesus
(Pictured above is an image of the Shroud of Turin, located at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Italy. It is claimed that this cloth (bearing a negative image) covered the bloodied body of Jesus, leaving an imprint of his figure, face, and marks of his sufferings the day of his crucifixion) … Continue reading Confronted by the Historical Jesus
In the midst of a very busy season of life over these past few weeks, with Christmas approaching, I was sitting at a local coffee shop doing work and I saw a man there who I have talked with from time to time. He is a quiet, soft-spoken, and delightful man. We exchanged a greeting … Continue reading When The Light Fades…
I was on my way home from a meeting this morning and was awestricken by the beauty that is on display in the colors of the fall trees. The diversity, and yet the unity, of the trees was bursting forth with color like a continuously changing canvas for miles. I smiled as Creation pointed, with … Continue reading Beauty on Display
We don’t just need to be treated nicely, but rather we are desperately in need of being loved genuinely. We do NEED love! However, many of us look for love in the wrong places. I’ve been there too. So what I am about to say, I say with sincerity and a loving heart. Unfortunately, many … Continue reading Something Different…