Why God Loves You

If you were to ask a group of Christians if they believe God loves them, most would have no trouble responding with a resounding “yes!” If you were to ask the same people how God loves them, I believe most would be able to come up with several good examples. However, if you were to ask why God loves them, I believe many would find it …

Are We Alone In the Universe?

Scientists today often assume that in a universe filled with countless stars and galaxies, conditions capable of supporting intelligent life surely must exist elsewhere in the universe. To think otherwise, they say, is egotistical!   But I believe it’s also reasonable—and humbling—to conclude that intelligent life does not exist anywhere else. A major reason is that the probability of the …

The Power of Bondage

In John 5:6 Jesus asked a man who had been an invalid for 38 years if he wanted to be healed. Some people might find His question difficult to understand. It seems logical that the invalid would want to be healed. However, in asking the question, Jesus demonstrated His understanding of human nature. He understood that some people actually find …

Understanding What is Important

In his best-selling book, The Things That Matter, conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer discusses the difference between how much information people have and what kind of information they have. His main point is that what we know is more important than how much.   Though Krauthammer would seriously disagree with my biblical presuppositions, his comment is important. Today, many people’s lives are …

Everything Changes Except…

Truly, we live in a world of constant and rapid change.  Every 24-hour cycle we hear “breaking news” stories designed to help us stay informed. And the advent of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) is speeding up the process.   I don’t know about you, but I tend to have a positive view of changes that conform to my interests …

God’s Invisible Hand

In spite of God’s “omnipresence” and “omnipotence” we sometimes overlook His desire and ability to intervene in our lives. Sometimes His intervention is individual and personal. Sometimes it occurs on such a grand scale that both believers and unbelievers are affected. History provides numerous descriptions of major events involving God’s intervention. Events such as the Exodus and Joshua’s conquest of …

God's Invisible Hand

In spite of God’s “omnipresence” and “omnipotence” we sometimes overlook His desire and ability to intervene in our lives. Sometimes His intervention is individual and personal. Sometimes it occurs on such a grand scale that both believers and unbelievers are affected. History provides numerous descriptions of major events involving God’s intervention. Events such as the Exodus and Joshua’s conquest of …

This year, I Resolve to…

  Did you know that the practice of New Year’s resolutions had its origin in religion?  Ancient Babylonians and Romans made promises to their gods. This was also part of Judaism’s autumn festivals and the Christian observance of Lent.   Many of us are determined to take action to improve our physical condition. In my own case, I stayed fit …