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!
Christmas is a good time to be prepared to answer the skeptics who gladly point out the celebration of the birth of Christ lacks significance if the facts about Him are not true. The faith of many would be futile “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless; you are still in your … Continue reading J is for Jesus
Following my wife’s suggestion, I have been making the deliberate attempt to taste my food before habitually adding salt to it. Salt has always been a valuable part of our diet and necessary for survival. I have always appreciated the value of both physical and spiritual salt. In biblical times salt was a valuable commodity … Continue reading I is for Infiltrate
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.
In 1770 Voltaire, the famed critic of Christianity said ““If God didn’t exist, we would have to invent him.” There are several interpretations of what he meant by this statement. I believe it means that in order to reasonably make sense of this world, to give meaning to life, and to understand who we are … Continue reading G is for God
by Maurice M. Hebert As I stood in the checkout line adjusting the goods I had purchased in my carry box, a young man excused himself passing through to gain access to the measuring scale behind the counter. He carried a modest size box a bit larger than a shoe box. It was bound in … Continue reading Department of Weights and Measures and Truth
by Maurice M Hebert I typically do not write reviews for films. However, I do tend to examine the film and try to sieve out the overall message that it is trying to convey. A good story has a message that is made clear as it unfolds. The message I understood from the movie … Continue reading Review of “La La Land” or The Heartbreak of Fulfilling Your Dreams without Love
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