“Madora came to believe that God and flowing water were much the same. How Jesus fits into this, she never understood or really cared.” That’s an insight into one her characters in a novel by Drucilla Campbell (Little Girl Gone, Grand Central Publishing, NY, 2012). Madora desperately wanted to believe in something greater than herself, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How Jesus Fits In
Ebola is a deadly disease that has been very much in the news in 2014. Left untreated, Ebola has a 90% mortality rate. Even treated, the mortality rate can be as high as 70%. As deadly as Ebola is, sin is deadlier. Sin infects 100% of the population, including each person reading this post. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Ebola, Christmas and You
I read a devotional recently that spoke of a young boy taken by his mother to church. At the front of the church hung a cross on which was nailed a man. The boy asked his mother who that was. When told it was Jesus, the Son of God, the boy asked his mother […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The “Cause” of the Cross
Earlier this month, student representatives from the universities of Alabama, Indiana and Texas A&M faced off against each other as part of Wheel of Fortune’s College Week. One freshman had dominated the board, amassing money and prizes on the way, including the $1,000,000 prize. The category was “character.” Vanna had turned over every letter […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Greatest Puzzle of All
“Why me, Lord?” tends to be a rhetorical question. Or maybe it’s no real question at all, just a lament, like “how are you” is just a form of greeting. But when “Why me, Lord?” becomes a real question, it often carries an edge to it. It’s spoken with an attitude. It comes with […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on “Why Me, Lord?”
A pastor I knew insisted he had found the only error in the Bible. Of course, my antennae went up because I believe the Bible to be without error. It is the Word of God. What was the mistake he had discovered? He found it buried in Paul’s first letter to Timothy. “Here is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.