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Why Do Some Christians Think They Can Love Better Than Jesus?

Why Do Some Christians Think They Can Love Better Than Jesus?

or Why Sometimes Just War is Necessary It seems like of all people, Jesus’ love would be the most effective to compassionately defeat hate, yet even his love wasn’t enough to overcome hate and violence, thus his death on the cross. So why do some Christians think that our imperfect love has any chance to […]

Message of Hope for Christmas

Every Christmas season, we are reminded of that famous newspaper article of years past assuring little Virginia that there is a Santa Claus.  That was long ago, when Christmas brought with it many long-held traditions and getting through the season was simpler and not so hectic. Now, every year, it seems that the Christmas decorations […]

From Blindness to Sight

From Blindness to Sight

Depending on your faith tradition, you may be in the midst of what the Christian Church calls “Lent.” Generally lasting forty days as a reminder of Jesus’ time of temptation in the wilderness, Lent is a period when Christians engage in self-denial to be more focused on prayer and recognition of one’s own need of […]

Helping the Gospel Appeal to Everyone:  Reflections on True Story by James Choung

Helping the Gospel Appeal to Everyone: Reflections on True Story by James Choung

  Some of the primary concerns of young people today are care for the environment, relief for oppressed peoples, and the healing of other “systems” in their world that have been “damaged by evil” and are in need of restoration.  Being concerned, they often jump into the task of attempting to heal those systems without […]

Message of Hope for Christmas

Message of Hope for Christmas

Every Christmas season, we are reminded of that famous newspaper article of years past assuring little Virginia that there is a Santa Claus.  That was long ago, when Christmas brought with it many long-held traditions and getting through the season was simpler and not so hectic. Now, every year, it seems that the Christmas decorations […]

She may be in Hell because of me . . .

She may be in Hell because of me . . .

Whenever I think of her, I nearly always see her looking at me through the blazing flames of Hell.  She isn’t saying anything but in her eyes I see her question, “Why didn’t you tell me?” While I was attending Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs Colorado, I had the opportunity to work as a […]

The Parable of the Persistent Widow for Today

The Parable of the Persistent Widow for Today

As the future grows bleak and some wonder what it might hold or how bad it may get, it is important to remember that Jesus taught that just prior to His coming, things would get really bad, nothing like what we may experience in the next few years.  I’m not one who carries a sign […]

What Does Easter Mean to You?

What Does Easter Mean to You?

What do I think about when you mention Easter?  Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter!  Ask my youngest daughter and she’ll talk about the Easter egg hunt at church with those plastic eggs full of melted chocolate.  My next youngest daughter is likely to say Spring Break is one […]

Dying for freedom

I have been working this week on a burial service for a soldier whose remains have just been identified from the Korean Conflict.  This process and the ultimate burial service has been a humbling experience for me.  As I have explored the service record and history of this soldier I have learned that he went […]

Message of Hope for Christmas

Every Christmas season, we are reminded of that famous newspaper article of years past assuring little Virginia that there is a Santa Claus.  That was long ago, when Christmas brought with it many long-held traditions and getting through the season was simpler and not so hectic. Now, every year, it seems that the Christmas decorations […]