Has an area of your life become an idol? Here’s how you can know. We tend to think of the 2nd Commandment, “You shall not make for yourself an idol of any kind,” in terms of something made of gold, metal or wood. Worshiping idols is far from an ancient or far eastern practice. Idol … Continue reading American Idol
Month: August 2020
There’s something about sin even Christians commonly forget about or ignore: consequences. After God miraculously liberated Israel from 400 years of Egyptian slavery they made what would become a costly, even fatal, decision to disobey God’s command to occupy the land he had promised them. The consequence? They spent 40 years on a journey that … Continue reading Consequences
Does God Hear Every Single Word We Say?
Does God hear every single word we say? Yes. And that should serve as a sobering warning. Jesus warned, “By your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned." (Matthew 12:37) Why does God place so much importance on what we say? Because, as Jesus said, “The mouth speaks what … Continue reading Does God Hear Every Single Word We Say?
America & the Supernatural
I sat in a seminar once led by sociologist/author, Tony Campolo. One of the things he said really struck me, making me think deeply about what he said: “America is not necessarily a Christian nation. But - it is a deeply spiritual nation.” - Tony Campolo, Ph.D. One proof of this is the success of … Continue reading America & the Supernatural
STYX – Show Me the Way
What a classic. And what a timeless example of mankind's thirst for meaning in life. Check out the lyrics: [Verse 1] Every night I say a prayer In the hopes that there's a Heaven; And everyday I'm more confused As the saints turn into sinners. [Pre-Chorus] All the heroes and legends I knew as a … Continue reading STYX – Show Me the Way
Bad News Argues for the Good News
Did you know that bad news is a strong argument for the biblical worldview? “We live in a fallen world and we are constantly faced with the evidence of our fallen condition. “Indeed one of the most profound arguments for the truth of the Christian story is that we have an explanation of why the … Continue reading Bad News Argues for the Good News