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
I don't read Politico. I've always thought it was left-leaning. But here's a report I was directed to from another site, and in that report concerning recent abortion laws passed is this statement: "U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves said the [Mississippi] state’s move “smacks of defiance” against a ruling he issued last year blocking … Continue reading The Beginning of Wisdom
Last October Tony Perkin's warned us about things the Democrats would push if they won big in the 2018 election. As we know the Democrats now control the House. Here is part of what Tony penned October 26, 2018: (Emphasis added) "Anyone who thought the bathroom debate was out of control under Barack Obama hasn't … Continue reading The (In)Equality Act