God’s Help Is on the Way

               It had been raining lightly for twenty minutes as my wife and I were on our way to church for a mid-week ministry. The traffic light changed to red as we neared an intersection. But when I applied the brakes the car did not stop and we started sliding through the intersection. God’s […]

You Are God’s Beloved!

                Did you know that you are God’s beloved? Many Christians do not. Most Christians will talk about God’s love for them even though they sometimes have a difficult time believing he really loves them. Especially when trials and disappointments come their way. Still, most Christians will freely talk about the love of […]

The Blessings of Trusting God Almighty

The Blessings of Trusting God Almighty   We live in dangerous and uncertain times. I’m not sure when the world was not like that, except in the period Jesus lived. There was relative peace then, known as the Pax Romana, the peace of the Roman empire, even in Israel. But world peace has always been […]

What to Do If You Question Your Faith in Christ

                The headlines unmercifully scream at us, jarring our senses:  “CHRISTIAN MUSICIAN LOSES FAITH.” “CHRISTIAN EVANGELIST CAUGHT IN SEX SCANDAL.”             What a shock!             Another Christian celebrity renounces his faith in Christ and leaves the Church because he no longer believes. Another Christian celebrity—who we all thought was a model of Christianity […]

Having the Faith of Jesus

I believe in the God of miracles. This is the God of heaven and earth who asked Sarah long ago, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Gen 18:14). Sarah had laughed when she heard God tell Abraham that his very old wife would have a baby in the spring.

Saving the Innocents

In my first blog (“Politicians: America’s Fetus Killers,” posted November 2015) I pointed out that the real killers of innocent babies in the womb are our politicians. From the Supreme Court (1973) on down they have sanctioned the killing of fetuses with no consideration for the life of an innocent baby nor caring how God, […]

The Great Pre-Tribulation Rapture Hoax

In February 2015 the radical Islamic group ISIS showed us photos of 21 Christians, all but one Egyptian, whom they had taken prisoner in Libya. They were about to suffer beheading, lined up on a beach somewhere in the Middle East, even though they were innocent pawns. ISIS played a video for the world as […]

The Power of Christ in Your Life

Some people in the Church think Christianity is all about persuasion and the use of one’s intellect. That’s true as far as it goes, but the driving engine of the Christian life is not words, but power. Just ask Paul. When writing about people who opposed him at the church in Corinth he said, “If […]

So You Don’t Read the Bible Because . . .

In 2012 Lifeway Research surveyed evangelicals on their Bible reading habits. To the amazement of many, half of those surveyed said they read the Bible sometimes. One in five said they never read it. Lifeway’s survey does not surprise me. Even evangelicals barely crack open their Bibles on Sunday morning—not unless they are part of […]