Jeremiah is one of my favorite books of the Bible. If you know the book, that may seem odd. It is a book of doom and gloom. Jeremiah is known as the weeping prophet. The first chapter is a conversation between God and Jeremiah. God tells the prophet that He had a task for him … Continue reading Or Else?
January 22, 1973; the school year of 1973-74; and April 24, 1975 - keep those dates in memory. They are essential to the rest of the column. Abortion is a hot topic on the news, social media, and private conversation since the recent Supreme Court's choice to send the decisions on abortion laws back to … Continue reading It’s Not About Religion
Scattered throughout the Bible are the words of the Prophets. Some are blatant and obvious, like the books of Daniel and Revelation; other prophecies are more obscure such as Psalm 83. Jesus tells us of the future several times during His ministry. His most lengthy and detailed discourse of future events is called the Olivet … Continue reading The Great Ramping Up
It would be impossible to cover every social issue in 700-900 words, so we will start with the hot Supreme Court topic, abortion, and see where that leads us. Abortion. God is the creator of all life (Genesis 1; John 1:3; Acts 14:15, 17:24). So, we must ask, does life begin at birth, conception, or … Continue reading The Bible And Social Issues
In the last couple of weeks, I have seen photos of children in the 1950s taking marksmanship courses in school. Most of these pictures are of high school-age kids; however, one image was of elementary school-age children handling weapons in the classroom during a "gun safety class." Another post was about a local elderly man … Continue reading Why All The Shootings?
America needs healing, and that healing can only come from the Great Physician - Jesus Christ. The channel that Christ uses to heal a nation is His people. 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; … Continue reading America Needs Healing
Mass shootings have been all over the news in recent weeks. The leaked Supreme Court papers are also in the news every day. Mass shootings and abortion are closer than most people think. When you break both down to the core, they are a disregard of human life. I went to the list provided on … Continue reading America, God’s Face Is Against Us
In the early 1990s, a local church with a school suddenly lost its Pastor. The church asked me if I would teach the Pastor's Bible study class for the remainder of the school year. I was happy to oblige. The class contained about twenty-five students from seventh grade through high school seniors. Having no idea … Continue reading You Are Priceless
We have all had those "what...if" conversations. The most common center around money. What would you do if you won the lottery? What would you do if you had a million dollars? The other day, someone brought up, "If you were going to be stranded ono a deserted island and you could only take one … Continue reading One Chapter
I never had a day when I woke up and had these thoughts: "My pajamas are all ripped at the seams. What's wrong with me? I must weigh a hundred pounds more than when I went to bed last night." However, there have been days when attempting to get dressed I said, "What's wrong with … Continue reading By Little And Little