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What is Sin? Contrary to popular understanding, sin does not consist of a catalogue of “bad behavior,” rather it is a state of being; it is a condition of alienation from God, the ground of our being. Sin involves alienation from other people as well as the world in which we live. Here’s the story [...]
Or a Democrat? If you think the question is absurd, hard-to-answer, obvious or irrelevant, think again. Read more.
What the New Testament Says About Freedom You might be surprised. Check it out
Questions and answers about the Bible with a humorous twist to test your humor, if not your knowledge. I bet you won’t get them all …
Son of God? Messiah? Prophet? Teacher? What? Calling Jesus the “Son of God” is understood to be the distinguishing affirmation of Christianity. Yet within the wider family of faith there is a range of opinion about what this title actually means. There is sharp disagreement over the indentity of Jesus. In search of the answers, [...]
Birds signify the presence of God, whether in the form of the dove that signaled the presence of the Holy Spirit at the time of Christ’s baptism, the mother eagle that cares for its young, or the sparrow that signifies God’s concern for the most insignificant living things. Read more ….
Some believe that Friday, December 21, 2012 will mark the end of the world. These predictions are based on the fact that the ancient Mayans, whose civilization spanned across southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize from 1000 B.C. to 1519 A.D., carved into their calendar the day the world would end—Dec. 21, 2012. In truth it turns [...]
God and the Hurricanes Does God control the path of hurricanes as they threaten the coast of the US each fall? As one tracks a major storm like Sandy, and sees the davastation on the ground, the question arises with greater intensity. So how about it? Then, having seen the damage, and understood the need, [...]
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Left Behind: Bad Fiction, Bad Faith Given the popularity and persistence of “biblical prophecy” thinking that packages paranoia as faith and sees in first century sacred texts accurate predictions of 21st century catastrophe, let’s take a closer look at the series of best-selling books that has fed the fantasies: the “Left Behind” novels of Tim [...]