A Cause of Much Sorrow

This week in the news  President Obama has been participating in the “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism,” and the threat of terrorists extremist fighting in the name of Islam. He made a point that “if we are going to effectively isolate terrorists, if we’re going to address the challenge of their efforts to recruit our … Read more

Why is Jesus Christ Important to Me and You?

A few weeks ago, I learned about a “differential” as I was reading a newspaper insert about automobiles. The writer to the advice column said that their mechanic had told them that their differential was off, and this was causing them problems with tire tread and brake pads. The writer wanted to know if he … Read more

Outrage!

Imagine that you are a school lunch cafeteria manager. Imagine that it is the first day of a new school year. There is confusion among everyone, as each person – student, staff, and manager – are trying to learn their roles. The bell rings, indicating that the last lunch service of the day is nearly … Read more

What Is Behind Curtain Number 1?

I could be a game-show junkie. Fortunately, I don’t very often take time to watch game shows. I fear though that if I ever receive the “Game Show Network” on my TV, I’d become hooked. One recent morning, I had some extra time and so I picked up the remote control and a copy of The Book … Read more

From God’s Perspective

First of all, let me state clearly: I do not speak or think for God. I do not represent Him in any official capacity or calling. I’ve taken upon myself the covenant to remember Him, and to do my best to follow His commandments; but the evidence that I fail at this clearly shows that … Read more

Give Happily

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver (New Testament | 2 Corinthians 9:7). It was early on a Saturday morning, and only my one-year-old and I were up  (the rest of the family was sleeping in). I gave him … Read more

Redemption

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we ought to do all we can to redeem others from suffering and burdens. Even so, our greatest redemptive service will be to lead them to Christ. Without His Redemption from death and from sin, we have only a gospel of social justice. That may provide some help and reconciliation … Read more