Born to Win
A Christian Pentecost05/22/15
This weekend marks one of the most important occasions in the history of the Christian Church. It is the day of Pentecost, and you may not know that it is actually a lot older than the church. Considering what happened on that day, I am surprised that...
The Ten Commandments #3
The story of the Exodus is a tremendous story: a wonderful story of liberty, freedom, and an end to slavery for an entire people. It is a story of triumphand it is also a story of great tragedy. Yes, it involves the birth of a great nation, but it...
The Ten Commandments #2
Nearly everyone knows the story of the Exodus. Between Charlton Heston playing Moses in the movie The Ten Commandments and the animated Prince of Egypt the story has been thoroughly told to the masses. But there is an aspect of it that continues to...
The Ten Commandments #1
The world can be a very confusing place, can't it? It isn't always easy to know the right thing to do, the right road to take, or the right decision to make. And most of us, most of the time, want to do the right thing. At least we want to think we...
The Law of Liberty
When Israel settled into the promised land, they enjoyed a time of freedom like few people have ever enjoyed in the history of the world. But I don't think very many people understand or appreciate the foundation of that freedom and what it took to...
To Kill a Newborn
What do you think? Should a mother be allowed to kill her newborn infant if raising it will be too much of a burden? After all, a baby is an 18-year sentence. It is going to interfere with your freedom for a long time to come. It will interfere with...
The Enemy of Children
I sat there watching television in state of total unbelief. I simply could not believe that a mother would systematically, one by one, drown her five children in the bathtub and then lay their little wet bodies out on the bed. This can't be real life,...
Children of Violence
Save Your Children
In the old days, when coal miners went down a shaft into a dangerous area, they took with them a little birdcage with a canary in it. Their problem was gas. Gas in a coal mine was invisible, it was odorless. They had absolutely no way of knowing it...
A Mother to Remember
What would happen to you if you were down and out and there was no one to help? Where would you be if you were sick and broke in a strange city with no place to sleep and nothing to eat; no money, no credit cards, no checks; no one to accept a collect...
What Teens Believe
One Nation Under God
Years ago, in watching the three memorial services for Ronald Reagan, and all the formality that went with them, I found myself strangely touched. There were several moments when I had a lump in my throat. I thought it was altogether fitting and right...
Heart of a Child
In all my years in education, from the first grade until I graduated from high school, I don't remember hearing of a single school shootinganywhere. I went off to the Navy for four years and then college for six, and I still don't remember hearing of...
Imagine, for a moment, that you have a job working at a county health clinic. One day, a 13-year old girl shows up at the window and says she wants birth control. So you have her fill out the forms and sit in the waiting room until the nurse calls...
I really hate to tell you this, but I think we did a better job of sex education back in the 1940s than you folks are doing today. Now, in case you are scratching your head and saying, "But they didn't have sex education in the schools back then," let...
Prayer & Fellowship
What did the first Christians believe about prayer? Did they believe that it really mattered; that it changed outcomes? Or did they believe that God carried out his will regardless of how they prayed? Sometimes I sense a conflict in Christian folk...
The Gospel of John #12
I can understand why Jewish leaders were concerned about Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion of the Christ. If I were Jewish, I would probably feel the same way. I know I am profoundly disturbed by some of the things my countrymen have doneand not donein...
The Gospel of John #11
It's fascinating that the longest discourse of Jesus in the entire New Testament is also the most private, the most intimate, the most personal. It is the night of the Last Supper and he's going to spend this time with his disciplesknowing full well...
The Gospel of John #10
Have you ever wondered why it is that Christian people feel they are never alone? It's true, you knowwe are never completely alone. In the night of the last supper, Jesus told his disciples: If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the...
The Gospel of John #9
One of the saddest things about the ministry of Jesus is the number of people who believed him, believed his message, believed what he said about who he was, believed on him, but could not openly confess any such thing. John told us about them in...
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