Love and Knowledge

Are there people you love as soon as you meet them?  I know a few people who have seemed, right from the start, like good folk.  They are easy to love. There are other people, however, who seem to be the opposite.  They are hard work and loving them requires a special kind of commitment. ... Continue Reading →


Oceans of Faith

There is a big difference between evidence and proof.  This is why when we look to convict someone of a crime we talk about reasonable doubt. Faith is not the opposite of knowledge.  Faith is not a refuge built to hide from knowledge that might threaten it.  Some people think this way.  They do not want... Continue Reading →

Faith and Knowledge

What is faith?  You would think I could answer this very easily since I happen to be "in the faith business."  However, it is not as simple as it seems.  Thankfully, the Bible gives me (and you) a great definition: Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.... Continue Reading →

I Like To Hide

I don't find it easy to admit my shortcomings.  I hide them.  I cover them up.  I am far better than I used to be.  Still, if I have done something wrong, then I do not want you to know.  Let me give you some examples. I am willing to work quite hard at the... Continue Reading →

The Movement of History

2015 is almost finished and 2016 will soon begin.  As many of us are all too aware, the calendar only works in one direction!  We do not get younger as the days fade into history.  We cannot go back and redo some moment from our past as if the original never existed.  History is only moving... Continue Reading →

Whom Should We Sacrifice For Peace?

The world is at war.  Nations are viciously fighting other nations.  People are repeatedly victimizing other groups of people.  Families suddenly turn against their own members in the name of religion or morals.  Chaotic riots break out when citizens feel agitated. Peace is really possible.  Someone will just have to be sacrificed. Think about such... Continue Reading →

Preaching at Christmas

What do you expect the person doing the inspiring preaching to say this week?  In the midst of a hectic, busy, frantic and often chaotic season, what should the preacher preach about?  Church Leaders often feel tremendous pressure in this time of the year.  The thinking goes something like this: Visitors are more likely to visit... Continue Reading →

The Truth Will Set You Free

"...and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."  (John 8:32) Have you ever heard someone quote this verse?  It is often taken away from what Jesus was saying.  People imagine that exposure to more facts or more knowledge will lead to an accumulation of more truth.  That is not at... Continue Reading →

How To Judge People

"Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father with Me." -John 8:16 One of the most frequently heard misrepresentations of Christian belief and practice is that Christians should not judge other people. Some people even go on to claim that... Continue Reading →

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