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Jesus’ Resurrection – What Changed?

After the greatest act of love ever committed, Jesus lay dead in a donated tomb.  His loyal companions and followers were stunned, sickened by what they had witnessed.  But beyond the gory details of this death, they were hit with the uncomfortable thought that perhaps all they had known the past 3 ½ years was […]

How Were Politics Part of Jesus’ Crucifixion?

Thinking about the death of Jesus always produces a variety of emotions. On one hand, we feel a deep sense of gratitude, hope and praise, for without his willing sacrifice and ignominious death, we would all remain under the sentence of sin with no possible way out. In short, we and the entire human race […]

So, What Are My Choices?

We make choices every day.  Some are easy choices that we don’t even need to think much about and there are others that require some on-the-fly time and attention.  Then there are the choices that can be difficult and even agonizing.  These are the choices that can make or break a life or shape a […]

When is Compassion Wrong?

When you think of compassion, what do you picture?  Perhaps you see Jesus healing the multitudes or volunteers caring for victims of some natural disaster.  Perhaps you see an individual patiently working with a disabled person or a soldier protecting children in a war torn region.  Perhaps compassion makes you think of Doctors Without Borders […]

Is MY Christianity a Waste of Time?

Did you ever notice that there never seems to be enough time?  For some reason or other, we are always rushing around to do the things we need to do and we seem to scarcely be able to even take a breath in between this and that.  Our lives are often harried, and as a […]

Do Children Really Need Discipline?

Raising children is different than it used to be. Somehow or other, the lines between parents and children have become blurred. Somehow or other, the very idea of firm discipline has become associated with beatings and abuse. Somehow or other, our children’s feelings have become the foundation for our parental actions and responses. What happened […]

Is Christianity a Greedy Religion?

Jesus loves you! This is a true, simple and potentially life-changing statement. Once we accept what that three-word sentence actually means, it can become a steering mechanism for everyday of our lives, pointing us to righteousness, godliness and self-sacrifice. Jesus loves you. Pointed and refreshing, but what does it really mean? Does Jesus’ love for […]

Does Fear Torment Your Life?

Fear is a life dominator.  When fear wells up within us we are often physically paralyzed, speechless or at a loss for cogent thought.  When fear strikes we run, we hide or we cower before it as our new and merciless master.  When we see fear in others we can easily be drawn into its […]

Elijah (Part III) The Power of LEGACY!

We are so shortsighted.  Most of us can only see as far as the next phone, tablet or computer screen and we really don’t think much about we are seeing – we just want to see it, to have our minds toyed with and occupied, never giving thought to what is beyond and what is […]

Can Love Last a Lifetime?

“The best things in life are free.” That certainly can be true, but as always there is more to the story. Take love – the love that is between a husband and a wife as a for instance. While this love certainly should be free – freely given and freely received, it does have a […]