I can't believe it's 2 days before Christmas!! Where did December go? Where did 2021 go?? As a kid growing up on a farm with two older brothers, a dog or two, several cats, milk cows, sheep, a couple of ponies, and a go cart, I didn't know we were dirt poor. I don't think … Continue reading Christmas Thoughts
My brother commented on Freedom Melting, then he read the Worthy Brief devotion below. He said "I read your melting freedom article and then read today's Worthy Brief. I had commented on the article that perhaps God will save our country through the church. Then I read the Worthy Brief. God told Solomon that "If … Continue reading Freedom Melting, Part 2
Have you ever heard someone say about a person “they’re very religious”? Then some people apply the term to some activity or habit, like “I ‘religiously’ follow my diet.” What do you think of when you hear that word? What does “religion” mean, and why does it mean what it does to different people? I … Continue reading Religion or Relationship?
Billy Graham told the story about a man walking who came upon the site of a newly constructed cathedral. The stone mason was busy at a work bench shaping the last piece, the piece that went on the very top of the spire. The man inquired about what the mason was doing. “Well,” he replied, … Continue reading Fitting In
Pastor Marvin R. Knight explains what it means to be a Christian, and how to become a Christian.
In his book "The Insanity of God" Nik Ripken gives the account of a Muslim-background woman who had been working in the refugee camps between two Asian countries as a women's advocate. She represented women who had been raped by members of the Taliban, and was working to hold them accountable in the International Courts … Continue reading It’s a Big Deal
Tony Perkins' The Washington Update has an article that should be very troubling to Christians across America. It talks about "Christian nationalism." Most disturbing is the fact that it comes from a group of left-leaning church leaders! They claim this new type of nationalism is a "persistent threat to both our religious communities and our … Continue reading The New Nationalism?
Douglas Raine posted this article on the Full Gospel Businessmens Training page. It's called "17 Inches-- by John Scolinos". Twenty years ago, in Nashville , Tennessee , during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA's convention. While I waited in line … Continue reading Home Plate
13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will … Continue reading Called to Be Free
In my first round of college at Southwest Baptist University, I took a January-term class called "Pain and Suffering." It was a philosophy class that filled the requirement in that area. The professor, a PhD -- and try as I might, I cannot recall his name -- carefully guided us along the Biblical teachings on … Continue reading Pain and Suffering