Emeritus professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, Richard Swinburne, brings to us the following thought, arguing for the fact that human consciousness is separate from mere brain activity: When scientific advances enable neuroscientists to transplant a part of a brain into a new body (think: Frankenstein), does the person's personality/self from whom the … Continue reading Are we Bodies or Souls?
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” C.S. Lewis; from an essay written for the Oxford Socratic Club I hold to a biblical worldview because of faith - but it's not blind faith. My faith … Continue reading Why Atheism Failed Me – Pt 2 of 3
All I am doing is to ask people to face the facts—to understand the questions which Christianity claims to answer. And they are very terrifying facts. I wish it was possible to say something more agreeable. But I must say what I think true. C. S. Lewis; Mere Christianity For some, atheism works. For … Continue reading Why Atheism Failed Me – Pt 1 of 3
I've been a huge fan of Charlie Daniels fan since he first recorded 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' back in 1979, and 'The Legend of Wooley Swamp' in 1980. But, many don't know that Daniels loved and followed Jesus Christ. On his album, 'The Door,' he sings a host of powerful songs about his … Continue reading The Gospel According to Charlie Daniels
Foolishness comes in all shapes and sizes. Let's look at one such shape and size. Ever met someone who just loves to argue and hear themselves talk? We all have. When do we respond? And when do we ignore it and/or shut it down? Permit me to direct you to what the ancient king, Solomon, … Continue reading Fool Proof: How to know when, and when not, to respond to a fool.
***My #1 love in ministry is teaching and helping people learn (which, at its root, is 'making disciples'). Recently, I led our teaching faculty in a workshop where we looked at The Art of Welcoming and The 7 Laws of the Learner (Law No. 1.) This content comes from almost 40 years of ministry. But … Continue reading The Art of Welcoming & The 7 Laws of the Learner, Law No. 1
500 years ago, a man stood ready to die for biblical truth. On April 17, 1521, Martin Luther went before the Diet of Worms (pronounced 'waurms'), located in modern southwest Germany. ('Diet' meant 'meeting'.) In June 1520, Pope Leo X condemned 41 of Luther’s Ninety-five Theses (challenges to the church, nailed to the door of … Continue reading 500 Years Ago, a Man Stood Bravely Against the ‘Cancel Culture’
Remember back in the day buying those ‘45’s’ - those smaller records? I bought my first one in 1975. Many others followed. The hit song was on Side A, while some other song far less familiar was on Side B. Psalm 119 has always been known for its grand and glorious focus on the Word … Continue reading Psalm 119 – Side B
Pic: Rapper, Lil Nas X, posing with his new 'Satan Sneaker.' I posted this a few days ago on my FB page and it exploded - in a good way. But I still couldn't' tell you why. It's a curious thing. The only reason I'm transferring it to my blog site is because I've never … Continue reading I Prayed for Lil Nas X Today
Marriage takes work - a lot of it. In almost every wedding I officiate I remind the couple that marriage takes work. Hard work. But it’s worth it for you and, if applicable, for your children. I once read, “Marriage is work. Anyone who says it isn't has never been married.” And, this gem: “Love … Continue reading Marriage is Hard (but worth the work)