Category: Christianity

Bible Study Nutrition

With all the concern these days about diet, about carbs and protein and what is or is not good for you to eat, there are lessons we can learn from our diet that carry far beyond its effects on our weight and health. Let me give you an example from another daily activity that Christians…

Thank You Lord For What We Have…

Maybe its because I am an optimist, or maybe its because I enjoyed the parade and fireworks yesterday and church today. For whatever reason, I am thankful for what we have in this country. That includes our religious freedom. I could have taken the opportunity to lament the changes that have occured in my lifetime…

Only One Key

Late one night I was going through a collection of stuff that needed to be sorted into discard and keep piles. I came across a box filled with old keys. There was no way to know to what locks they belonged, if indeed the locks still existed. Despite that obvious fact, there was a remarkable…

Fresh Chances and Boomerangs

There is a term for parents whose children (in our case child) have moved out. They are called Empty Nesters. Now as those children face one or more difficulties, some of them are moving back in with their parents. These returnees have been called Boomerangs. My wife and I have been Empty Nesters for several…

Slowly I Turned…

I have been rereading some of my earlier writings and today I came across an article I wrote for a church newsletter last year, entitled “Fast or Slow” and it got me to thinking about how things have changed, even within the last year. The original article’s premise related to whether building a great business…

Faith and Art

I recently stumbled upon an interesting Web site that addresses art, literature, music, and movies from a Christian perspective. Fuse Magazine (no longer active) called itself “the exact point where art and faith intersect. A ‘fusion,’ if you will, of two important concepts that we believe are inextricably linked.” I got there by Googling a book…

Defending The Frontier

If you haven’t read The Evengelical Outpost you should. It is a well written, well thought out site that covers the intersection between evangelical Christianity and our surrounding culture and politics. I would like to specifically direct you to the article on the “state” of Christian entertainment. It is food for thought both for consumers…

Passion

I love passion. It keeps life and work from sinking into numbing boredom. I hate passion. It makes the simple complex and creates division where none should exist. The current state of politics and political discourse in our country seems to have given itself over to an unremitting passion. Whether honest or dishonest, passion seems…

Burden of Proof

I was reading an article on Kuperian (neocavlinist) political principals by Joe Carter and his discussion of ontological personhood struck a chord which I think is significant when you approach areas like capital punishment. Joe stated that “we belong not to others or even to ourselves but to God Himself.” That fundamental principal is the…