From Eden forward, Satan has been telling two vicious lies about God.View More A Healthier Image of God
When these terrible things happen, it is not unusual to hear a government official, news reporter, or spokesman for some group say, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones.”View More Terrorism: Does Prayer Help?
Gene Autry is a name hardly known to anyone under 30. People from the next couple of decades might recognize him as the owner of the Anaheim Angels of Major League Baseball. But it takes people from two or three additional decades to recall him as the “Singing Cowboy” of radio, movies, and television.View More Celebrities Then and Now
Sometimes we pray like pagans and barter with God. “God, if you will do this or that,” we beg, “then I will stop what I’ve been doing and start doing something else!” Pagan prayer – and much that passes for Christian, I fear – is like a giant roulette wheel at a gambling casino.View More Do You Pray Like A Pagan?
Where does faith fit in with the ordinary lives of ordinary people?View More Faith and ‘Ordinary Life’
Maybe some don’t want to tell a painful truth for the sake of genuine compassion that recoils from causing upset and anguish of heart. That is fully understandable. But what happens when the truth does come? From a stranger? That they will discover you knew all along? Then the pain is even greater.View More Truth Telling Vs. Truth Dump
Have you noticed how candid the Bible is about its heroes? It doesn’t whitewash the flaws and foibles of its characters.View More How To Know If You Are A Hopeless Case
From reading the headlines, you’d think church people occasionally get together, ask what they’d have to do to make Christianity look foolish, and then set about to implement their strategy! So clergy have affairs. Leaders of Christian ministries steal or squander money – or say incredibly silly things in God’s name.View More How to Discredit Christianity
We live in a time of such moral confusion that nobody can sin. Each person simply makes up his or her own rules. And nobody can call anything “wrong” or “sinful” without being a bigot.View More The Reality of Sin and Grace
Lots of words have been so devalued of late that they tend to confuse rather than enlighten. Take the word “love” as a classic example. I can “love” everything from blueberry pancakes to comfortable shoes to my child to Jesus Christ. Surely there is a need for some type of clarification along this gamut of usage.View More Discovering “My Truth”
One of the great strengths of the Christian faith has been its ability to endure, accommodate, and use the cultural shifts across the centuries without losing its essence. Even in its most misguided forms, the Christian religion has continued to pass along its central message about Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection.View More Can Jesus Survive Religion’s Failures?
Of all places, there is an insightful line about the necessity of passing personal judgment that comes from a new one-act play. As reported in a review carried in the New York Times, here is the way a debate goes between the play’s two central characters:View More ‘I Don’t Judge People’
Why did people fall all over themselves to get a glimpse of Jesus? Climb trees to see him? Hang on his every word? It was the beauty of the kingdom of God that Jesus exhibited in his personality and actions.View More Beauty as Divine Strategy
It is only fair that you should be warned: The Bible you have on your desk or shelf is unsafe. It could do strange, unsettling things to you.View More Your Bible Is Not Safe!
No, there is no “Breaking News” here. Wolf Blitzer hasn’t reported a new archaeological find just outside Jerusalem. No brain scan was just discovered. And there is no long-hidden-in-the-Vatican-archives suicide note from Judas Iscariot. It’s just that the events of last week got me to thinking about some of the most notorious villains of history. What psychological anomaly made them do it?View More Judas’ Psychological Profile