Words of Healing “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” – Jesus (Matt 24:35).

1Mar/154

Is God Narcissistic?

I like my pastor, not only because he has a good sense of humor, but because he teaches what I would call an authentic Christianity. An authentic Christianity, I would say, is one that is marked by submission to God’s authority–being a follower of Jesus–rather than merely giving lip service to the Bible. However, on […]

26Jun/130

Life’s Little Lessons: God’s Jealousy is a Good Thing.

Oprah Winfrey in one snippet on YouTube that I saw was saying that she gave up on Christianity when she heard that God was jealous “of her.”  Now clearly, either the pastor preaching misspoke or she misunderstood, because God is not jealous “of her” but “for her.”  However, she’s not alone in this misunderstanding.  In […]

21Sep/1110

Why is Abraham Called the Friend of God?

In the Bible, Abraham is the only person in the Old Testament who is called the friend of God (2 Chron 20:7, Isa 41:8).  Even Moses to whom God spoke face to face was still called “my servant Moses” (Num 12:7-8).  So, I can’t help but wonder what it is that makes Abraham more than […]

1Jan/020

Legacy of a Quiet Man

As it is with everyone, I cannot even begin to express the impact that my parents have had on my life, especially since I would not even exist except for their love for one another.  That alone would be enough for my eternal gratitude, for I have been given the opportunity to live, to experience […]