Brief lessons and comments on Bible related subjects.
Out of Season
Enough cowering! Enough hiding out and social distancing from getting things done because of the virus!
What's in it for God?
Ever wonder why God wants us to obey Him? What exactly does God receive from our faithfulness and obedience?
The ongoing controversy over accommodating Muslim women wearing various head coverings is more a debate over religious statements than demonstrating true spirituality.
Which War Are You Fighting?
There is a lot of talk concerning war these days. The war on America, war on drugs, and the war against youth violence to name a few.
Lessons on Leadership
With some much attention focused on the new administration in Washington, I think it would be a good time to draw a few lessons on leadership from the Word.
In my job as a minister I have watched many people die. As awful as this sounds, there is a sameness to the process that, with time...
It has long been held that preachers can't count. I suppose it's because they usually overestimate the size of attendance or count the unborn babies as present.
Ali's Final Weigh-In
Recently, ex-boxing champ Muhammad Ali died, and the media is filled with praise for both his athletic accomplishments, which are richly deserved, and his "social activism."
Surviving the Opposition's Candidate
According to the pundits, the possible presidency of either candidate would be the final step in the destruction of this nation. This election has so polarized the American people that each side views the other as the agent of the apocalypse should the other's candidate ascend to the top position in the land...
The applied math site DurangoBill.com explains what the recent changes in Powerball lottery rulings meant for the "players" who buy tickets...
7 Lessons from a 7 Day Cold
I have happily recovered from a nasty cold that never seemed to end. The experience led me to think about some very basic things that even the common cold can teach us.
Reward and Punishment
When I was in Junior High my English teacher taught our class how to write a "precis". A precis is a shortened version of an essay or article that maintains the meaning of the original piece of writing.
Christian is a Christian
Four Questions to Ask Before Baptizing a Child
I recently baptized our eldest grandson, Christian. He is nine years old and because of his age I had some hesitation before going ahead with his baptism.
The Celebrity Pope
Pope Francis has good teeth. I noticed this about him in a picture connected with his recent visit to the U.S. This is as it should be for one who strives to be the new face of the Catholic church witnessed by the carefully choreographed Papal appearances in New York and other cities recently.
Top Ten Things that Kill Church Growth
In this lesson we examine 10 things that hinder church growth.
How Important is 1 Vote?
Sometimes when we listen to the news and they talk about the number of people there are in the world and the magnitude of the problems, we feel rather insignificant.
Why Wait For Eternal Life
Jesus said, "And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou has sent," (John 17:3).
Where Does Sunday School Come From?
From 1702-1801 the population of England doubled. As more people moved to the cities to find work, the traditional ties to church and community were severed.
What's in a Name?
The first step in sanitizing immoral behavior usually begins by giving it a new name. This allows its proponents an opportunity to redefine the activity without constant reference to the image created by the previous term.
In our fast paced society it is often difficult to determine the difference between busy and too busy. The following 7 statements should help busy people (especially Christians).
Psalm of Suffering
In Psalm 6, David the king of Israel, goes through a range of emotions as he suffers from an undisclosed illness.
Promised / Not Promised
I remember Christmas disappointments; left-winger equipment instead of goalie equipment; toboggan instead of pool table... Anybody remember theirs? The problem many times as children is that we are not clear on what was promised.
The Good Idea of America
In July of 1776 the American Congress approved the Declaration of the Independence of the 13 United States of America. One of the key figures behind the Declaration was Thomas Jefferson, whose writing in "Defense of Liberty and Rights of Man" was the intellectual force behind the Revolution.