Does God control the rise and fall of nations? Did the Book of Daniel really predict over 500 years of accurate history in subsequent years? Yes. ◊ While Chapter 1 of the Book of Daniel is fairly straightforward, Chapter 2… Read More ›
A Test of Obedience in DANIEL 1
Do you go along with the crowd and do what others tell you to do? Do you have set behavioral standards in life? Would you do what Daniel did? ◊ Daniel was only a teenager (most scholars place him between… Read More ›
An Intro to the Book of DANIEL
The Book of DANIEL is a highly popular book due to memorable Sunday School stories and its prophetic intrigue. Most profound is that it’s grounded in measurable history. ◊ Even if one (like me) did not grow up going to… Read More ›
The Repentant Prophet in JONAH 2
Have you ever erred greatly and then came to a full remorse-filled recognition of your mistake and foolishness. Did you respond like Jonah? ◊ As noted at the end of Jonah chapter 1, during the violent storm at sea he offered… Read More ›
Question: What Did Mary Know?
Mary, the mother of Jesus, knew only what she could trust but not fully understand. Imagine her fear, wonder, uncertainty and hopeful expectation. Reconsider her story voiced in a beautiful song. ◊ It’s actually an interesting question. Did Mary, the… Read More ›
Question: Did Isaiah Get it Right?
When you look at it more closely, the Old Testament prophet says something very confusing about the Baby Jesus. It’s enough to rattle one’s faith. It rattled mine until I learned this. ◊ Most of us are familiar hearing the… Read More ›
Question: What was the Christmas Star?
Have you heard of the Great Conjunction – the merging of Saturn and Jupiter? Was the iconic Christmas symbol really a new star, a comet, or merely aligned planets? Have you considered another option? ◊ The topic comes up every… Read More ›
Christmas – 2,000 Years in the Making
Not the 2,000 years from Christ’s birth to AD 2022, but from the 2,000 years prior to Christ’s birth. It’s a story for the ages. ◊ The Christmas Story of the birth of Jesus is familiar to children and adults alike as we’ve… Read More ›
Merry Christmas NYC
Even New York City can reconcile a secularized holiday season with the reality of what we’re celebrating. How do you deal with the Jesus thing? ◊ I celebrated Thanksgiving last week in New York City with part of the family. We… Read More ›
US Elections and End of the World?
This week’s US election results do not mean the end of the world. That’s faulty theology. ◊ I had a friend tell me again this week that we are “in the Last Days” – meaning the soon coming end of the… Read More ›
Don’t Judge or Argue
The Christian community is itself divided in thought, attitude, and even interest level across a wide variety of hot topic arenas. So what matters? ◊ Jim’s company recently was recognized for its high “LGBTQ Inclusivity” rating by a regional newspaper. While… Read More ›
“God Used Evolution!”
While this statement may be a safe and acceptable compromise for many Christians, there are some inherent issues with it. ◊ Carl was proud to be recently asked to speak at the local community college symposium on Climate Change for the… Read More ›