Part 1 Noah Webster, the Father of Christian Education, defines the word “occupy” as: To take in possession…to keep in possession… to cover or fill… to employ to busy oneself. He refers to the biblical use in Luke 19:13 where a rich landowner leaves his ten servants with ten pounds and commands them to “occupy … Continue reading “O” is for Occupy
The radio reception was fading in and out. I was hearing a discussion that was so passionate and interesting I had to pull over to the shoulder in a clear reception area. One of the guests was sharing about the reasons for a rise in depression, drug abuse and suicide in America. She mentioned that … Continue reading N is for Nation
In this season, awaiting Christmas, there may be a time when you stop and wonder. In that quiet time of reflection when the distraction level allows your heart to communicate with your brain, you may ask “what is this celebration all about?” It seems that the real meaning of Christmas is continuously out of reach. … Continue reading Don’t Be Distracted
The first mention of a king in the bible is in Genesis 14:1 "At the time when Amraphel was king of Shinar..." The king of Shinar also known as Babylon is the first mention of a king and kingdom rule. Scholars regard Amraphel to be Hammurabi of Sumer, whose legal code was a foundation for … Continue reading K is for Kingdom
I must admit that I am struggling to form an understandable and cohesive response to the recent mass shooting. I find myself trying to process arguments from so many places. The many perspectives on the issues of protecting life, liberty and personal responsibility while upholding freedom are all approached by people of differing worldviews. It … Continue reading Time to Choose!
The tumultuous events in the US and worldwide punctuated by the eclipse draw us to reflect on prophecy as reminders of the hope we share as believers.
What is Faith? Faith is the personal and active expression of what we believe is true, it is trust and hope in the physical and/or the invisible based upon reason and knowledge. Our faith experience begins at birth. We bond with our parents, mother first and then our father. Being so dependent and having little … Continue reading F is for Faith
Philosophically speaking one may find volumes on the reality of evil. Evil in the broad sense is considered either natural evil or moral evil. A natural evil would be something outside of our influence, the consequential injuries or death resulting from a natural event or disaster such as an earthquake or erupting volcano, or a … Continue reading E is For Evil
Determinism is the idea that events unfold in a predetermined systematic consequential way that is beyond our control. Some call it fate or destiny, others karma and some God’s will. The CARM ministry web site defines Determinism as "the philosophical view that every event in the universe is caused and controlled by natural laws. This … Continue reading D is For Determinism
The Bible is the most popular and influential book ever written. Guinness World Records estimates there are over 5 billion Bibles in the world today. Billions of individuals have been transformed by its message. Communities and nations have been built upon its foundational precepts. The history of the worlds cultures, social communities, nations and government … Continue reading B is for Bible