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June 24, 2018

Words mean things.  Or at least they should.  Especially when we’re talking about biblical issues.

For example, take the word “jealous.”  It can mean the same thing as “envious,” and that’s how I tend to use that word.  When someone posts a photo of themselves havi...

March 16, 2018

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.  Titus 2:1

Let me ask you a serious question: when was the last time you actually learned something in a Sunday School class?  I’m not talking about some little tidbit (like a Greek or Hebrew word).  When was...

March 9, 2018

Rare is the person unfamiliar with the subject of a deathbed or near deathbed experience (NDE). Web sites exist with stories on both subjects. International organizations dedicate resources to the subjects while university and foundation research produces numerous repo...

March 8, 2018

Then he said to them, “Go your way.  Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to the Lord.  And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."  –Nehemiah 8:10

Sadly, some of the most mis...

February 19, 2018

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  Matt 27:46

Most of us are familiar with the scene: Jesus has been beaten and crucified, and is hanging from the cross....

February 13, 2018

For seven years, Esther Black King wrote an article titled Think on These Things for the Leader-News in El Campo, Texas. One of her articles pointed out that she had been taught that everyone is destined to have problems: Everyone worries about something. She began que...

February 12, 2018

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves (James 1:22).       

In my last article, we considered our call to make disciples by spreading the Good News, and what that Good News consists of.  This time, we’ll examine how to live t...

December 7, 2017

Am I really different from anyone else when it comes to worrying? Worrying is part of what makes me human. How I handle that emotion—worrying—determines my personal perception of reasonability. In that sense, I find myself sometimes unreasonable.

Plato and Aristotle sub...

December 6, 2017

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures...  1 Cor 15:3-4

There’s been plenty of press b...

November 29, 2017

The Christian Bible reflects a reliable and remarkable history—truly it does; it is a historian’s gem. The New Testament itself is replicated via thousands upon thousands of lectionaries (early church-service material containing scripture quotations). Both New and Old...

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