There are two types of people in the world: those who believe everything is coincidental and meaningless and those who don’t. … Six Reasons to Trust the Bible
On November 4, 1956 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a letter that he wrote as if it were from the apostle Paul to the church in America. It is as applicable, if not more, today as it was then. I encourage you, on this Holiday marking the life of a great man, to take the time to read it. … Dr. MLK Jr.’s Letter to America
I know, I know. With a title like that, I’m obviously going to join the ranks of the church and Christian-bashers out there and set out on an explanation of what’s wrong with all the other Christians.
I am extremely saddened by the recent shootings at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College. My heartfelt prayers go out to the families of the deceased – I simply cannot imagine the pain and hurt that would come from losing a loved one, especially a child. And I share this today, honestly, without totally understanding how they feel. How could I? However, I truly believe that God’s grace is big enough to help these families through this. I truly believe that God’s grace is big enough to heal the pain. I truly believe that God’s grace is big enough even to help these people to forgive the person who brought this evil and pain into their lives.
8 Whoever digs a pit may fall into it;
whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.
9 Whoever quarries stones may be injured by them;
whoever splits logs may be endangered by them.
“Open your mouth only if you are going to say something more beautiful than silence.”
My wife and I met a woman and her disabled one-year old son this past weekend. He was born without eyes, his ear canals were incomplete, he had a cleft through his lip and into his palate, and perhaps a variety of other disabilities. At only one year old, he has already had numerous surgeries, and many more perhaps are on the horizon. We obviously felt compassion for this little boy, as well as for his mother, but we started to wonder what might God do with such a boy? … Our Culture’s Unfortunate Perspective on “Disabilities”
Please take the time to read this until the end – some of these details are graphic, but this is not the time to cover our eyes and stick our heads in the sand, but rather this is the time to face the truth, and it is time to take action.
“I think God would want us to go to war over this.”
25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
A good friend of mine – let’s just call him “Buddy” – recently had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.