Many criticize the bible because it is so violent. Indeed, it is. The fact of the matter is, most is directed at the people he set aside to specially bless. I've heard many compare God to that of an abusive husband/father - of the worst kind! Is there any excuse for this God of violence? … Continue reading God of Violence
Louis Armstrong is long gone, but his music still impacts us. His most popular song, "What A Wonderful World," has been played over 315 MILLION times on Spotify. Here's a YouTube video of this song. One viewer commented, "Every time I lose faith in humanity I listen to this and a lil of it comes … Continue reading This World Is Sick.
To the rest of the world, Christians certainly are an odd bunch. I'm not talking about the ones who faithfully go to church yet don't act like it the rest of the week. Yes, those are an odd bunch, too, but all-in Christians are even odder. It's because our whole way of approaching life is … Continue reading Foundation
Promises of blessings. Promises of curses. The bible is full of these. For a reason. God calls us to return to him. Mostly, we ignore him, particularly his rod of correction. You see, nothing happens without God's knowledge. Both good things and bad. Both point you to Him. As for the good things, "...God's kindness … Continue reading The Rod of Correction
Have you seen the video that shows a man getting struck TWICE by lightning? Supposedly, he intended to rob a couple that had just walked by him. Whether or not that is true, people like to believe it. We like the idea of karma when justice is being served. Did you ever wonder who administers … Continue reading Karma
My daughter shared with me the news that a classmate of hers was killed in a car accident. She was naturally upset. I couldn't help but think that this would be the first of several soon to come. Every class loses some right after graduation. Another wave hits in their 30s. And on it goes … Continue reading Today Might Be The Day
Money fascinates me. When I was a freshman in college, I saw a sign that said, "If you love money, you'll love Finance." Yes, I enjoyed accounting and working with numbers, but I also wanted money myself. Money can be either a snare or a blessing. It's very easy to become selfish when asked the … Continue reading Whose Money Is It?
Have you every looked into someone's eyes and known there is something very, very wrong inside of them? You look into their eyes and don't see the person you knew. It's like something else is inside the person. We see a bible story like this in what is commonly referred to as The Demon-Possessed Man. … Continue reading The Demon-Possessed Man
I don't know about you, but it is pretty easy to reject the common portrayal of God. Most churches showcase him as almost one-dimensional, such as, "God is Love." What about the angry God? Or the just God? Oh, and how about the jealous God? Honestly, I don't blame you if you toss out most … Continue reading Angry God?
This weekend the United States will celebrate Independence Day. Was England really the problem for the Colonialists back in the day, or was it something else? How about today, when there seems to be much talk about Blue states and Red states? Do we need another Independence Day? Or perhaps there is something else we … Continue reading Independence Day?