Whom Do We Choose To Worship?

It seems to be a part of the human psyche to need to worship and for many, to follow something or someone to the point of placing them on a high pedestal.  Quite probably this is part of what God placed in us upon creation to be directed toward worshipping Him as our Creator. But […]

In God We Are Not Trusting

It’s printed on the money in the United States of America.  It’s a given in just about any church or group of believers that claims to be Christian: “In God We Trust.”  A bold statement of belief and faith in a God Who is full of purpose and plans.  The God Who heals, the God […]

If I Have Not Love, But Know Everything Else

I Cor 13:1: “Though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and have all knowledge, but have not love, it profits me nothing…” Charity, Love.  Love your neighbor. We know about all that of course.  We’ve heard it so many times.  At least we should understand it. We should be practicing it.  […]

The Quality of Mercy: Abraham, Jonah and the End Time

The quality of mercy is not strained. Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.” – William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice. In other words, mercy blesses those who extend it and those to whom it is extended even when – most especially when – it […]

A Love Of Truth Will Set Us Free

You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).  In Christianity we often lean toward applying this verse only in terms of scripture and religion – ie. referencing a true knowledge of the Bible, a true version of Christianity or true religion. We tend not to consider that it applies […]

Blindly Obeying the Priesthood of Experts

It’s a game that Christians have joined. Playing social media poker with a deck full of experts.  I’ll raise you an immunologist, three double PhD’s and two epidemiologists to your single MD and five public health officials.  Three climatologists to your ecologist. But it’s worse than that. Christians are practically shouting along side science groupies […]

When We Can’t Recognize Evil

It’s becoming obvious in the sermons and watered-down rhetoric of many Christian church leaders and professing ministry in Christ.  It’s transparent in the carefully constructed conversations of after church fellowship where churches may still meet, and within church fellowship groups over zoom.  It’s glaringly evident in social media groups. We’re missing something vital. Something we’ve […]

Don’t Be Naive: Evil Does Exist in Our Current World

You’d think it wouldn’t be something anyone would need to write about or remind us about in the Christian world. But it is. Evil does exist and not just evil somewhere out there in general or evil in action, but evil intent by human individuals and even governments who have taken on evil as a […]

Nations of Cowards, Fearful Churches

There’s a reason why the cowardly will not be in the Kingdom of God (Rev 21:8).  When I was young, it always struck me as somewhat harsh, nor did it fully make sense that cowards should be lumped in with murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and liars simply for being afraid.  It just didn’t seem […]

Are We Followers of Christ First?

A few months ago, before the current double crises, I had the opportunity to watch the 2019 Christian movie, “Overcomer.”  You may have seen it.  It’s certainly worth watching if you haven’t as its premise is especially pertinent at the moment.  Truthfully, it’s always a pertinent premise. We live in an age of Identity – […]