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 ›
Debbie’s Gift – a Thanksgiving Story
Thankfulness comes out of giving, for both sides. We can actually learn how to give from a free and surrendered heart. Here’s a modern family Thanksgiving story of giving and receiving. ◊ A man, at his wife’s urging, agreed to spend… Read More ›
The Thanksgiving Story is a true American story. Actually, beyond a history lesson, it’s a lesson in human nature and basic economics. Students of all ages should take notice. ◊ As we move closer to Thanksgiving, I’m reminded of the true… 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 ›
Proverbs 7 – Beware the Harlot
Is this even relevant today? Yes, it is. What man or woman is not aware of the lures and traps of sexual sin? Are we lost in our own denial? ◊ The Bible has many references to prostitution and sexual sin… 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 ›
How to “Abide”
A nebulous Christian term like “abide” needs to be sorted out. It’s the foundational key to a fruitful life. ◊ The word abide is used in the Bible 118 times. The apostle John uses it 40 times in his New Testament… 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 ›