• Two Roads

    How to Know For Sure…

    Does any of this sound familiar to you? The Christian traditions that I was raised in taught that is was presumption to say that I know for sure that I am going to be in heaven after I die…and that makes sense if you base your salvation on your manner...

  • How To Insult a Cat

    “As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone and rock of offense: and whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.” Romans 9:33 (KJV) Cats are odd creatures for a number of reasons. This is especially true of ‘outdoor cats’.  One of the oddities of outdoors...

  • Has the Church Lost Her Way? Part 5b

    Wise Investing A news report in 2013 related the story of a person who bought a unique white bowl at a garage sale for $3 U.S. As it turns out it was a very rare piece of 1000 year old Chinese pottery. So rare in fact that there was only...

  • Has the Church Lost Her Way? part 5a

    “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” Revelation 3:17 KJV At one time in my practice as a physical therapist, we did quite a bit of wound...

  • analysis

    Sitting in Judgment on God

    “…All this most horrible injustice ever, perpetrated by the religious leaders of Israel…judges who themselves were criminals and a seeming criminal who is himself the real judge. His majesty, His innocence, His silence is wondrous. They condemn themselves. They damn themselves. And so will you if you wrongly judge Christ....

  • Has the Church Lost Her Way? part 4

    “Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to...

  • Has the Church Lost Her Way? part 3

    “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge...

  • The Ballad of Rodger Young

    It was an odd request… The company commander was a busy man that morning in June of 1943. He looked up sharply when Sergeant Young, a thin, pale, and bespectacled staff sergeant, walked into his tent, saluted and said: “Sir, I would like to request permission to be reduced to...

  • Has the Church Lost Her Way? part 2

    “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 KJV Why Church? We hear much...