Major World Events and Disasters – A Biblical Perspective

The Bible provides some important safeguards to prevent us from either under-reacting or over-reacting to major tragedies and world events such as the recent massacre in Paris. First consider Matthew 16:3 where Jesus scolded the Pharisees and Sadducees for ignoring important trends: “You know how to read the appearance of the sky, but you can’t read the signs of the … Read More

Confronting the Fear of Failure

People sometimes use the terms “fear of failure” and “fear of success” as a way of trying to explain why some individuals are reluctant to take risks.  We know both from the Bible and personal experience that a certain amount of fear is normal – an emotion that can be triggered by many different things. And while many of us … Read More

Two Lessons from the Crisis in Greece

Greece’s predominantly Socialist policies have brought the country to the brink of disaster. For years there were major warning signs of impending crisis. Those who sounded the alarm were largely ignored. Citizens continued to insist on retiring at age 61 with generous government-funded pensions. The work ethic in Greece is questionable at the least!   There are at least two … Read More