The simple answer is that Jesus never said life on planet earth was going to get "easier" after professing our faith in Him. However..... When we profess faith in Christ, "God moves in" and unleashes metaphysical power within us. Read on.... "When we come to faith in Christ, we become liberated prisoners of war. However, … Continue reading Why Doesn’t Life Get Easier When We Become Christians? (Great question….)
“The Shield of Faith” – Part 4 of a 7 part series on the “Armor of God” (Ephesians 6:10-18) In the 1989 movie, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” Indiana (Harrison Ford) is being forced to endure successive “tests” of skill (and luck) to accomplish his goal: discover and acquire the “holy grail.” To make … Continue reading Shields Up!
"All atheistic blogs & social networks are intelligent while all sites representing religion are dimwitted." Ever get that vibe from reading opinion after opinion on the internet? I do. And so does Tom Gilson, who, a little over a year ago, wrote a wonderful blog on the topic. (link is provided at the bottom.) Have … Continue reading Internet Atheism
Our son, Jordan, was born with the "golden retriever" personality. He was loyal to a fault. He absorbed the emotion of those who surrounded him. When he loved - he loved deeply. Whatever he felt - he felt deeply. This was both a blessing and a curse. The loss of my job in the summer … Continue reading “When We Hurt, God Hurts”
There are simply too many wonderfully exciting statements in this article (written in 2012) to try and single one out to quote. Lee Strobel, author of "The Case for Christ", reminds us of the power behind "knowing why we believe what we believe." So dive in, and enjoy! nw Lee Strobel - We're on Cusp … Continue reading “The Golden Era of Apologetics” – Lee Strobel
“The Gospel of Peace Footwear” – Part 3 of a 7 part series on the “Armor of God” (Ephesians 6:10-18) "...to stand against;....to withstand;....to stand firm;....Stand, therefore...." Four times Paul reiterates the overriding purpose for our "armor" as he introduces the believer's supernatural panoply: to stand i.e. not give ground to the enemy (Ephesians 6:10-14). … Continue reading Nike, Adidas & “εὐαγγέλιον”
“The Breastplate of Righteousness” – Part 2 of a 7 part series on the “Armor of God” (Ephesians 6:10-18) When I was young i was always conflicted when I read James 5:16 - "....The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." I found myself being glad that prayer contained such power, but at … Continue reading “Me? Righteous??” (God: “Yes, you.”)
"The Belt of Truth" - Part 1 of a 7 part series on the "Armor of God" (Ephesians 6:10-18) Pilate's question to Jesus (cited above) is proof that, although technology & culture changes, people never do. Mankind has the same needs/questions we had in Pilate's day, one question being, "What is truth?" Describing the "armor … Continue reading “What is truth?” (Pontius Pilate)