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
What is it about Christmas that eludes me? It is something beyond my grasp, an emotion, a sense of completion or arrival or fulfillment? I know after many years of experience it is not a material thing. Perhaps it’s not an emotional thing either. Emotions can be manipulated. But there are times when the environment … Continue reading Chasing Christmas
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
We all have a gift. This gift is from God. Those who have opened it are called Christians. Perhaps one reason some people are so offended about the greeting “Merry Christmas”, is because it is a reminder of the gift they have left unopened. There it is under the nicely decorated evergreen tree forgotten and … Continue reading We All Have A Gift!
The word "absolute" is used in many areas of life. In a brief Google search you will find “absolute adjectives” and “absolute phrases” in English and grammar. In mathematics you will find “absolute values and equations”. In an Excel worksheet you may find “absolute values” in formatting cells. An absolute in the apologetic or philosophical … Continue reading “A” is for Absolute
Meaning in life is only understandable by knowing God and immortality. Does a painting know it’s painter, a book it’s author? Does a human being know it’s creator? Do we have a way to know the creator? The Bible will tell us the way. It is the word of God, proven in history, fact and experience … Continue reading Life with Meaning
Growing up Catholic, I had studied the Catechism which had answers to the big questions of life; Who is God? Who is man? What is man’s purpose? etc. In High School I began questioning my understanding of these ideas,searching for the truth.