What is it that keeps people from believing all of what the Bible claims that Jesus did and said? Is there historical evidence out there beyond the Bible that points to the biblical account of Jesus’ existence and life? What does the evidence found outside of the Bible mean for the skeptic approaching the accounts … Continue reading Confronted by the Historical Jesus
(Pictured above is an image of the Shroud of Turin, located at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Italy. It is claimed that this cloth (bearing a negative image) covered the bloodied body of Jesus, leaving an imprint of his figure, face, and marks of his sufferings the day of his crucifixion) … Continue reading Confronted by the Historical Jesus
Salvation is not a matter of scales, or looks, or good deeds, as with many other religions, it's a matter of the cross. Whether you are willing to "crucify" your sinful self with Christ as He has effectively died for your sin on the cross.
In the midst of a very busy season of life over these past few weeks, with Christmas approaching, I was sitting at a local coffee shop doing work and I saw a man there who I have talked with from time to time. He is a quiet, soft-spoken, and delightful man. We exchanged a greeting … Continue reading When The Light Fades…
I was on my way home from a meeting this morning and was awestricken by the beauty that is on display in the colors of the fall trees. The diversity, and yet the unity, of the trees was bursting forth with color like a continuously changing canvas for miles. I smiled as Creation pointed, with … Continue reading Beauty on Display
We don’t just need to be treated nicely, but rather we are desperately in need of being loved genuinely. We do NEED love! However, many of us look for love in the wrong places. I’ve been there too. So what I am about to say, I say with sincerity and a loving heart. Unfortunately, many … Continue reading Something Different…
In honor of the one year anniversary of “The Truth of the Matter”, here is the article that started it all!
There is a problem in our Western culture that doesn’t appear to be getting better. The practice of open and honest dialogue is slowly disappearing. Too often we selfishly preserve our beliefs by shutting down the dialogue that we wish to avoid. We react before thinking. We assume first and ask questions later. We assert our view before considering another. We make others hear us before we will listen. I’m sure that at some point we all have been guilty of this. But when we do this, we choose to keep the door to our echo chamber closed.
This conversational deficit not only creates more walls that divide our already divided society, but it also diminishes opportunities for honest dialogue to occur. That would include discussing some of the most important questions to consider in this life: Why am I here? Who am I? What is the meaning…
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The other day, Neil deGrasse Tyson posted this to his Twitter: "In five-billion years, as the Sun begins to die, its outer layers of glowing plasma will expand stupendously, engulfing the orbits of Mercury, then Venus, as the charred ember that was once the oasis of life called Earth vaporizes into the vacuum of space. … Continue reading The “End” of Atheism
In this world, freedom can seem like a man-made illusion, and even when we seek it earnestly, we find that it cannot be obtained in its fullness. In Christ, the soul finds its true freedom. It meets its Creator, the very source of Goodness by which its being is to be oriented. The brokenness of … Continue reading Freedom in the Truth
Deceit. Manipulation. Abuse. Betrayal. Selfishness. Greed. Anger. Theft. Addiction. Gossip. Control. Prejudice. Victimization. Carelessness. Brutality... Odds are that everyone who is reading this has been on the receiving end of one or more of these. The odds are also likely that everyone who is reading this has been on the distributing end of some of … Continue reading Finding Forgiveness