5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SPIRITUAL HEARING…Pt. 1

There has probably never been a time in history where technology and sociology have created so many different opinions, perspectives and “voices” that tug at our hearts and minds. Social media has created a kind of “every voice is authoritative” with equally valid convictions. Much news media has has moved away from being voices of […]

“Why Are You Cast Down,…

O my soul and why are you in turmoil within me?” These words are repeated, presumably as an expression of David, in Psalm 42 more than once. Simply put they were words of despair, depression and discouragement. David, the man after God’s own heart confesses his battle with soul despair. Even Jesus, the perfectly divine […]

Last Installment…Tips To Becoming a Better Reader Pt. 4

I hope you have found these tips to be helpful, but most of all I hope you weave these tips into your life. Here are tips 5 and 6. TIP# 5: Take advantage of reading Tools… Your ready proficiency might improve by using any number of reading tools that enhance and assist your reading experience. […]

“For to me to live is Christ…”

In a small, dark, cramped Roman prison cell the apostle Paul wrote, “Yes, and I will rejoice.” It really is hard to grasp the spirit of rejoicing under those circumstances isn’t it? But if you read further, you see why Paul could genuinely say that. For it is just a couple of statements latter that […]

The Death of Christianity?

That is what some major newspapers like the New York Times are suggesting based on a recent survey by the Pew Research Center which reported that 71% of American adults identified as Christians in 2014 compared to 79% in 2007 in a similar Pew survey. But what is really going on? First, if anyone really […]

Tick-tock, Tick-tock, Tick…

An excerpt from John Ortberg’s forthcoming book, All the Places You’ll Go … Except When You Don’t refers to an online magazine that asked the question, “if you had to summarize your life in six words, what would they be?” It was inspired by a possibly legendary challenge posed to Ernest Hemingway to write a […]

A Message From 1984…

In 1984 I read a book in which the author stated the following… “Pursuing freedom in an absolute sense disrupts the balance between freedom and form. A free culture relies on the form given it by its laws and morality to maintain order. Societies that lose this delicate balance may for a time become chaotic, […]

Church and State Myths…

We are often told today that The Church and State are to operate in separate realms under what is referred to as the “doctrine of separation.” This concept has so proliferated modern society that most Americans have come to believe a couple of misrepresented ideas that are worth correcting. Since every week we are hearing […]

UPDATE… A REVERSAL COMING

The outcry from the evangelical community has been so great that World Vision is now planning to reverse their decision back to their original position on employment. See http://www.worldmag.com/2014/03/world_vision_reportedly_reverses_decision My only question now is, are they reversing because they recognize the inconsistency of their rationale and their theology or because it wasn’t as popular or acceptable […]

A Policy Change…

That is what World Vision, a long time evangelical relief ministry founded by Bob Pierce, endorsed for many years by Billy Graham and other leading evangelical leaders, is calling their recent change in regard to employee hirings. In an exclusive interview with Christianity Today this  week, Richard Stearns the current president of World Vision announced […]