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Which god?    God or god?

“Thou shalt have no other god before me.”  (Exodus 20:3 KJV)

Being Involved

There 's a lot in the news lately about the "decline" of Christianity. Take a look at some of the views here and what could be done about it.

Something from the news

Sometimes we read or see things in the news that make us just wonder - "How can this happen?" That's what this area is all about: Things from the news.



Why am I doing this?


My favorite book of the Bible is Revelation, because it’s so intriguing to look at all the things that God will do – and yet so many people will not understand – and will be deceived. And it’s not just at the end – it’s now too. The price to pay for this deception – devotion to Satan, the second death, an eternity in the place where God isn’t: quite literally, Hell.


It’s a scary thought. (Read the whole story)


The Screwtape Letters
by C. S. Lewis

There will be a few questions for thought for each of the Letters in the book. Each question will be accompanied by references, including Bible quotes, quotes from other books, and (since the book was written 60+ years ago in "English" (as opposed to "American") some vocabulary definitions. It's available here.


Date Written

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General Subject / Grouping

Subject

November 13, 2014

What religion was Abraham

(Updated version)

Forgiven

<Forgiven Home>


Here’s an interesting question. What religion was Abraham?

After all – he is claimed as the father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

In February 2011 I wrote an answer to that question. Since then, I’ve been prompted by God to re-examine the answer. It’s maybe not what you’re expecting.  It’s been – and still is – an interesting journey for me. When you really look at the Bible with Muslims in mind – it puts things in a different perspective.

November 13, 2014

LGBT in Heaven?

Forgiven

<Forgiven Home>

Will there be LGBT people in Heaven?  


Will there be people in Heaven who taught that LGBT is an acceptable lifestyle in the eyes of God?


Who told you that your answers are correct?

November 3, 2014

Brittany Maynard and the right-to-die debate

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<Forgiven Home>

“No palliative care, terminal sedation, or promise of effective palliative care can give Maynard the thing she treasures now … the hope of gaining control over her disease before it takes her life.”

from Washington Post article, How Brittany Maynard may change the right-to die-debate.

 It's become a political issue - will become a legal issue -

But how about a more personal take on the issue.  And I don't mean personal for Brittany - I mean personal for you - the person reading this.

October 30, 2014

Who told you … being gay is among the greatest gifts from God?

Forgiven

<Forgiven Home>

Who told you that being gay was even a gift from God, let alone one of His greatest gifts?  Maybe you saw it in the news, from Tim Cook?  If that’s your source – have you considered who told him?  Since he mentions “God” with a capital G – there’s an assumption that the God Mr. Cook is talking about is the God of either the Jews, Christians, or Muslims (in order of the appearance of each religion).  If you’re making the same assumption – that it is the God of one of these three religions – “who told you” is an incredibly important question.  The picture to the left is of a Holy Book.  There’s intentionally no clear indication (hopefully) that it’s either an Old Testament, a New Testament, or a Qur’an.  The point is – whichever of these you get your beliefs about God – the answer to the  “who told you” question should always be supported by that book.

So that’s what we’re going to examine here.

October 27, 2014

How long do I have to call out for help? Why don’t you listen to me? Part 2 - updated from 01.17.2010

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<Forgiven Home>

Hab 1:6 I am raising up the Babylonians,

       that ruthless and impetuous people,

       who sweep across the whole earth

       to seize dwelling places not their own.

Somehow I don’t think this is exactly what Habakkuk had in mind.

October 27, 2014

How long do I have to call out for help? Why don’t you listen to me? Part 1 - updated from 01.15.2010

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<Forgiven Home>

How often go we hear or read that Christianity isn’t relevant any more? The title line sounds like something from today – where people are wondering if God even exists. For instance:

“How long must I keep telling you that things are terrible? Why don’t you save us?

Why do you make me watch while people treat others so unfairly? Why do you put up with the wrong things they are doing? I have to look at death. People are harming others. They are arguing and fighting all the time.

The law can’t do what it’s supposed to do. Fairness never comes out on top.

Sinful people surround those who do what is right. So people are never treated fairly.”

That sounds pretty relevant. It’s a comment anyone could make after watching just a few minutes of the evening news.

October 26, 2014

Abraham, Paul & God. A look at faith. A process, not an instant happening.

Forgiven

<Forgiven Home>

All of us do some pretty unbelieving things, both before and after we accept Jesus.

God knows that we are weak and will need His strength.

With the strength of God – we can walk with Him, albeit not right away and not perfectly.

Because Jesus died for our sins, if we accept Him as our savior – God will call us His friend – and will consider us righteous.


Really?  I don’t have to be perfect first?

October 25, 2014

Elections and faith

Forgiven

<Forgiven Home>

As we approach voting time, many people will vote according to their faith.  Who knows – some may even vote according to their resistance to any faith.  There’s a perception (justified or not) that religious people, especially Evangelical Christians  tend to vote for the republican ticket.

Seems like a good time to see what Jesus had to say about the government in His time.

October 24, 2014

The way back home

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<Forgiven Home>

This is an update to the original article from October 25, 2013:

God knows where His children are -

but those lost ones – they don’t know where they are themselves –

and they don’t know where they’re going either.

God’s asking us to be the eyes of those lost children –

He’s asking us to help them find their way back home – to Him.

October 24, 2014

Forgiven

New section - Forgiven

For the grace of God hath appeared bringing salvation to all men.

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

Someone’s at your door.

October 1, 2014

Jonah Abrogated?

Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

Some Muslims say the Jonah verse was abrogated.  Other Muslims say it was not abrogated.  Why? What’s going on here and what is the impact?

September 20, 2014

Return to Jonah - again

Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

See the invisible -
believe the impossible.

A look into Ishmael, Jonah, Joseph, and the amazing ties between the descendants of Ishmael and the Sons of Israel.

July 31
through
September 12, 2014

Abrogation (in the Qur’an) -

What is it -
and why is it important?

Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

Interpretations of Qur’an and the version of Islam that follows are like night and day.  At one end is peace.  At the other is violence. Understanding abrogation within the Qur’an can help to explain why this is so.

September 10, 2014

God hears His people -
but do we say anything for Him to hear?

Why the government can’t save you

God has always heard His people.  And when they truly cry out to Him to rescue them - He does listen.  But are we calling Him now?  I mean truly calling Him?

August 19, 2014

<2> Sura 68 - The Jonah reference

Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

The Jonah reference

July 30, 2014

<2> Sura 68 - What was the Jonah reference about?

Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

What was the Jonah reference about?

July 6, 2014

<2> Sura 68 - The Pen (part 5)

Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

Tells Muhammad not to be like Jonah

July 6, 2014

<2> Sura 68 - The Pen (part 4)

Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

Says that God can take care of Himself

June 30, 2014

<2> Sura 68 - The Pen (part 3)

Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

Compares revelations to the Prophet versus what other people are told by their gods / idols

June 18, 2014

<2> Sura 68 - The Pen (part 2)

Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

God can see what people are doing

June 28, 2014

<2> Sura 68 - The Pen (part 1)

Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

Concerning the first revelation - Sura 96

June 18, 2014

<1> Sura 96 - The Embryo (part 2)

Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

God’s will for what to do about unbelievers who keep others from praying / reaching out to Him.

Compare the Qur’an, Torah (Old Testament) and Injil (Gospel).

June 18, 2014

<1> Sura 96 - The Embryo (part 1)

Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

The creation of man.

Compare the Qur’an and Torah (Old Testament)

June 14, 2014

Introduction - Searching For The One True God

(Islam - Peace, Love and Hope series)


Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

In the first article of this series -
I talked about what I was going to do & said I felt led to write it.
This one goes into what happened to cause that feeling.

June 9, 2014

Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

(Announcement for
Islam - Peace, Love and Hope series)


Islam - Peace, Love and Hope

So - I feel like God’s been pushing me into doing research on Islam.

Not nudging - or guiding - or anything like that.
Because I’ve been ignoring those.

So here’s the new series.

May 5, 2014

High court ruling favors prayer request at council meeting


Something from the news


Yes - the Supreme Court ruled in favor of prayer at council meetings.  But what was the cost of that “victory”?


May 3, 2014

God let me do it


Who gets the credit


Flip Wilson used to say “the devil made me do  it”.  Others will blame things on God.  Maybe the truth is that “God let me do it”.


March 2014

Why Do Bad Things Keep Happening?

Still in progress

Seems like bad things keep happening, especially when I think I’m doing what God wants.  Why is that?

November 16, 2013

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

(Part 1)

Why the government can’t save you

…they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

But - who is that “Creator”?

October 25, 2013

The Way Back Home

Something from my day

The way back home is a song about children taken from their parents and they can’t get back home.  What if we look at this from God’s point of view - with us needing to get back home?

October 16, 2013

Is Being A Good Person = A ticket To Heaven?

Something from my day

Is being a good person really all it takes to get to Heaven?  Maybe that depends on what exactly is a “good person”?

October 15, 2013

Learning About Monsters

PPS to Having peace with monsters under the bed

Something from my day

This is a second follow-up to Having Peace With Monsters Under The Bed.

October 8, 2013

Knee Deep In Monsters

PS to Having peace with monsters under the bed

Something from my day

This is the first follow-up to Having Peace With Monsters Under The Bed - when I realized I needed it myself.

October 6, 2013

Having peace - with monsters under the bed

Something from my day

There are 2 follow-up to this one.  Originally written for someone else - I soon realized I needed it as well.  How about you?

September 28, 2013

They’re Watching You!

Why the government can’t save you

Hopefully, you’ve already asked yourself -

who are they? Why are they watching? Why me?

… and various other questions like that.

August 24, 2013

Adam and Eve Discovered?

Something from science


July 27, 2013

eXtreme Religion - Christianity

Being Involved


July 13, 2013

Remember when abortion was about women’s safety?

Something from the news

Why the government can’t save you

Being involved


July 2, 2013

University Tells Student To Remove Cross Necklace

Being Involved


June 29, 2013

First Public Atheist Monument

Something from the news


June 23, 2013

Abortion - Sacred or Sacrilegious

Being Involved


June 15, 2013

Would God bless Planned Parenthood?

Something from the news

Is God still here and does He still care?


June 8, 2013

Do you believe God?

Is God still here and does He still care?


April 13, 2013

You will not surely die

Something from my day

You will not surely die.  Interestingly enough - it’s not necessary to die - as long as we don’t listen to the one who first said these words.

March 20, 2013

If God is Love then does He hate gay people?

Something from the news


February 23, 2013

Be still, and know that I am God - follow up

Something from my day

Follow-up to Be Still And Know That I Am God.

January 21, 2013

Be still, and know that I am God

Something from my day

Is God still here & does He still care?

This is one I wrote for my mother - after my father / her husband of 62 years passed away.

December 28, 2012

New Years Resolution - 2013

Is God still here and does He care?


December 15, 2012

Finding Faith in Dark Times

Something from the news

Is God still here and does He care?


December 7, 2012

Letter #7 - discussion guide

The Screwtape Letters


November 18, 2012

Letter #7 - questions

The Screwtape Letters


November 10, 2012

Peace beyond understanding

Something from my day

Is God still here & does He still care?

When lots of things are going wrong -
or even 1 really big thing going wrong -
how is it possible to have peace beyond understanding?

October 20, 2012

Be careful what you ask for

Something from the news


October 6, 2012

Is evolution from the pit of Hell?

Who gets the credit?

Something from Science

Something from the news

Why the government can’t save you

That depends on …

September 5, 2012

Democratic Party Platform

Why the government can’t save you


August 19, 2012

Unintended Consequences

Something from the news


July 18, 2012

Chick-fil-A goes public with opposition to gay marriage

Something from the news


July 18, 2012

Chick-fil-A goes public with opposition to gay marriage


Being Involved


July 18, 2012

Is liberal Christianity signing its own death warrant?

Something from the news


July 18, 2012

Is liberal Christianity signing its own death warrant?

Being Involved


July 14, 2012

Confidence in organized religion hits all-time low in Gallup Poll

Something from the news


July 14, 2012

Confidence in organized religion hits all-time low in Gallup Poll

Being Involved


June 24, 2012

Peace I Give to You

Something from my day

On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

May 27, 2012

Evolution debate will soon be history

Something from science


May 20, 2012

Life’s not Fair!

Something from my day

Does the Bible ever say life will be fair?
Why should we hope not?

April 14, 2012

FUD (Fear, uncertainty, and doubt)

Something from my day

Even Jesus had His FUD moment.  Why should we expect that we won’t have any?

April 14, 2012

FUD (Fear, uncertainty, and doubt)

Is God still here & does He care?

Even Jesus had His FUD moment.  Why should we expect that we won’t have any?

March 31, 2012

Only the good die young

Something from my day

I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
the sinners are much more fun.
Maybe not.  Don't die for lack of information.

March 30, 2012

How to read the study guide

The Screwtape Letters


March 24, 2012

New site - The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters


March 24, 2012

Introduction to The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters


March 17, 2012

What does God want for us?

Something from my day

Lot’s of people talk about God wants from us.
It’s not a one way street.
What does He want for us?

March 17, 2012

What does God want for us?

(Is God still here & does He care?)


March 10, 2012

(reposted on the 11th due to upload problems)

If God is here, where is He?

Is God still here & does He care?


March 10, 2012

(reposted on the 11th due to upload problems)

If God is here, where is He?


Things from science


March 4, 2012

Distractions

Something from my day

Distractions - things that keep us from being able to answer yes to the question in Ezekiel - “Son of man, have you seen this?”

March 4, 2012

Distractions

(Is God still here & does He care?)


February 18, 2012

Atheist "coming out" party

Who gets the credit


February 12, 2012

Can the government corrupt your faith?

Why the government can’t save you

OK - the government can’t us.
But - can it corrupt us?

February 12, 2012

Can the government corrupt your faith?

Something from the news


January 28, 2012

Demanding The Meaning Of Truth

Who gets the credit


January 16, 2012

how can you do this to me?

Something from my day

We say this to God.
Think He ever says it to us?

January 14, 2012

Can you die in a dream?

Something from my day

I always heard that wasn’t possible.
But I did.

December 28, 2011

When bad things happen...

Something from my day

No matter what happens -
we're not alone -
unless we want to be.

December 21, 2011

What Christmas Is Really About (And why it's so scary!)

Who gets the credit


December 19, 2011

You Dwell In A Tired Sigh

Is God still here & does He care?


December 3, 2011

The "god" of power

Something from my day

Yes - the "god" of power -
not the power of God.
What happens when electricity goes off?

November 19, 2011

Listening for God -Little Replicas of God (Part 2)

Something from my day

(Is God still here & does He care?)

A follow-up to Little Replicas of God

And even after I did it -
I still didn't realize what He'd done for me.
He could have let it go at that -
could have just said that He'd tried - and let me blame myself.

But no -

November 12, 2011

Little Replicas of God

Something from my day

We are meant to be Little Replicas of God.
And a lost dog can help teach us how.

November 11, 2011

Are we approaching the end?

Something from my day

Are we approaching the end - The "end times"?

The simple answer - yes.
Every second we get that much closer.

But --

November 7, 2011

Ours is not to reason why

Something from my day

… but do we have to die -
or can we live?

October 26, 2011

It's Over -- epilogue

Is God still here & does He care?


October 24, 2011

Is God still here & does He care?

It's Over


October 15, 2011

Tears of God

Is God still here & does He care?


October 8, 2011

What if you were God?

Something from my day

We have opportunities to be like God -
what do we do with them?

October 1, 2011

Who cares about religion?

Who gets the credit

Things from Science


September 25, 2011

Things from Science

Neutrinos faster than light?


September 17, 2011

The Secular Holy Trinity

Something from my day

… he always had believed that logic, reason, and science - the secular equivalent of Christianity's Holy Trinity - would one day solve all of mankind's problems and all the mysteries of existence, including the source and meaning of life.

September 3, 2011

Can Steve Jobs be remembered forever?

Who gets the credit


August 20, 2011

Can we be remembered - forever?

Who gets the credit


August 13, 2011

Quantum Machines - Can they tell us anything about God?

Who gets the credit


August 6, 2011

So In Love With Two

Is God still here & does He care?


July 23, 2011

I'm gonna be like you dad

Is God still here & does He care?


July 16, 2011

What Else Does God Want (from us)?

Something from my day

He wants something that we only have so much of -
we don’t know how much -
but He wants it.

July 11, 2011

Are there dragons in Heaven?

Something from my day

Everything we know about you guys is wrong.

Will our dragons be in Heaven?

June 25, 2011

"You can't do this!" "You keep saying that. And yet..."

Something from my day

"I've never heard anything so absurd in my life. You can't do this!"

What if we try saying that to God?

June 18, 2011

We go where he takes us - but who is "he"?

Who gets the credit


June 18, 2011


We go where he takes us - but who is "he"?


Is God still here & does He care?



June 10, 2011

What Does God Want (from us)?

Something from my day

Would you go to a concert with Jesus?

June 1, 2011

(updated June 6)

Aussie student finds universe's 'missing mass'

Things from Science


May 30, 2011

Keeping up to date

Something from my day

You may think you’re up to date -
but if you haven’t checked -
you don’t know.

May 21, 2011

Thy Will - or my will - be done?

Things from Science


May 21, 2011

Quantum Computers - Quantum God?

Things from Science


May 14, 2011

I know my rights!

Something from my day

Do you know the word “rights” never appears in the Gospels?
We do have a right though.
Do you know what it is?

March 26 - April 30, 2011

Who's in Hell?

Is God still here & does He care?


April 16, 2011

Answering Prayers (or not)

Who Gets The Credit


March 26, 2011

(April 16 - still researching)

Who's in Hell? (put back on site April 30)

Is God still here & does He care?

(Removed and re-posted April 30, 2011)


March 12, 2011

Life and Death

Is God still here & does He care?


February 25, 2011

What religion was Abraham

Updated 11/13/14

Forgiven

<Forgiven Home>


February 19, 2011

The Main Thing

Is God still here & does He care?


February 12, 2011

Is God loving – or angry?

Who Gets The Credit


February 9, 2011

I Never Knew You

Is God still here & does He care?


February 5, 2011

When God Will Wait

Something from my day

God wants to be number one in our lives.
But sometimes - He will wait for us.

January 29, 2011

Quantum Immortality

Things from science


January 28, 2011

Is Someone Afraid of Science?

Things from science


January 19, 2011

Human Rights

Who Gets The Credit


January 19, 2011

Human Rights

Things From The News

Why the government can't save you


January 15, 2011

Time Machines and Ancient DNA

Who Gets The Credit


January 15, 2011

Time Machines and Ancient DNA

Things From The News



January 8, 2011

Bringing People to God

Who gets the credit?


December 31, 2010

Anyone searching for a good new years resolution?

Something from my day

It's not an easy topic.
It can be scary at times.
But it's certainly important enough that it should matter.

December 22, 2010

Can we know if God still cares?

Is God still here & does He care?


December 17, 2010

Beam Me Up

Things from the news


December 13, 2010

Count The Cost

Something from my day

That is why he warned people to count the cost…

For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die...

December 6, 2010

Time Travel

Who Gets The Credit


December 3, 2010

Couple Asks For Internet Voting On Abortion Of their Baby

Things from the news


November 19, 2010

Truth and Planks

Who Gets The Credit


November 13, 2010

Healing (or not)

Who Gets The Credit


November 11, 2010

Juice

Who Gets The Credit


October 30, 2010

U.S. Needs a Planetary Defense Office, Report Says

Things from the news


October 23, 2010

Physicists Eye Parallel Universe, Extra Dimensions Breakthrough

Things from the news

Things from science


October 22, 2010

Vets stand guard over Christian flag in N.C. town

Things from the news

<Why the government
can't save you>


October 16, 2010

What does religion have to do with Wall Street pay?

Why the government can't save you

If you're like a lot of people - myself included - this topic will likely get you at least a little upset.

But - that's not the point.

October 2, 2010

Should religion be part of the government?

Why the government can't save you

Repentance

And

Penitentiaries

October 1, 2010

What's the government for anyway?

Why the government can't save you

For major crimes - things that are inherently evil, like murder, rape & theft - they are actually lower in totalitarian countries than they are in democracies. Ouch! How can that be?

September 5, 2010

Part 6 - Revivalists

Inside the Revolution


August 21, 2010

Part 5 - Jeffersonian Reformers

Inside the Revolution


August 13, 2010

Part 4 - Jefferson Versus Jihad - Round 3

Inside the Revolution


August 4, 2010

Federal Judge Overturns CA Prop 8

Things from the news


July 31, 2010

Spiritual Warfare?

Something from my day

Spiritual warfare -
is it really our choice whether we choose to participate or not?

July 29, 2010

Part 3 - Jefferson Versus Jihad - Round 2

Inside the Revolution


July 24, 2010

Truth - Half Truth / Half Lie - Lie

Something from my day

"And then she understood the devilish cunning of the enemies' plan.By mixing a little truth with it they had made their lie far stronger."

What does this have to do with Genesis & science?

July 17, 2010

Part 2 - Jefferson Versus Jihad - Round 1

Inside the Revolution


July 16, 2010

Which came first - the chicken or the egg?

Things from the news


July 10, 2010

Part 1 - What Revolution & Why Should I Care?

Inside the Revolution


July 4, 2010

Lucy's 'great-grandfather' found

Things from the news


June 25, 2010

Part 13 - Does God Care & Hype Cycles

Revelation & Hype Cycles


June 12, 2010

Part 12 - The Church in Laodicea & Hype Cycles

Revelation & Hype Cycles


June 5, 2010

Part 11 - The Church in Philadelphia & Hype Cycles

Revelation & Hype Cycles


May 29, 2010

Post Script to All Dogs Go To Heaven

Something from my day

Follow-up to All Dogs Go To Heaven - don’t they?

May 28, 2010

All Dogs Go To Heaven - don't they?

Something from my day

Only God could write a script like that. Two brothers - coming into the world at the same time - together from the moment they were born - bringing such joy to us for nearly 17 years - and returning home at the same time.

May 22, 2010

Part 10 - the Church in Sardis & Hype Cycles

Revelation & Hype Cycles


May 15, 2010

Part 9 - The Church in Thyatira & Hype Cycles

Revelation & Hype Cycles


Apr 30, 2010

Hype Cycle Plateau Question - What happens to the plateaued?

Revelation & Hype Cycle


Apr 17 & 30, 2010

Part 8 - The Church in Pergamum & Hype Cycles

Revelation & Hype Cycles


Apr 27, 2010

Noah's Ark found? Not so fast

Things from the news


Apr 16, 2010

Part 7 - The Church in Smyrna & Hype Cycles

Revelation & Hype Cycles


Apr 10, 2010

Part 6 - The Church in Ephesus & Hype Cycles

Revelation & Hype Cycles


Apr 10, 2010

Part 5 - The Seven Churches & Hype Cycles

Revelation & Hype Cycles


Apr 2, 2010

Part 4 - Parables & Hype Cycles

Revelation & Hype Cycles


Mar 31, 2010

Who Is Lisa Miller & Why Should We Care?

Things from the news


Mar 27, 2010

Things that go bump in the day

Something from my day

What do we do when things go “bump”?

Mar 20, 2010

Part 3 - Jesus & The Hype Cycle

Revelation & Hype Cycles


Mar 20, 2010

Part 2 - People & Hype Cycles

Revelation & Hype Cycles


Mar 19, 2010

Part 1 - Gartner Group & Hype Cycles

Revelation & Hype Cycles


Mar 17, 2010

US wants Israel to cancel Jerusalem building plan

Things from the news


Mar 12, 2010

Christians Urged to Boycott Glenn Beck

Things from the news


Feb 21, 2010

An Unhurried day with Jesus

Something from my day

Three hours with Jesus -
and music.

Feb 19, 2010

“LORD, how long do I have to call out for help? Why don’t you listen to me?” (part 5)

Is God still here & does He care?


Jan 23, 2010

“LORD, how long do I have to call out for help? Why don’t you listen to me?” (part 4)

Is God still here & does He care?


Jan 18, 2010

“LORD, how long do I have to call out for help? Why don’t you listen to me?” (part 3)

Is God still here & does He care?


Jan 17, 2010

“LORD, how long do I have to call out for help? Why don’t you listen to me?” (part 2)

Is God still here & does He care?


Jan 15, 2010

“LORD, how long do I have to call out for help? Why don’t you listen to me?”

Is God still here & does He care?


Dec 18, 2009

Drunken driver challenges IRS, wins write-off in Tax Court

Things from the news


Nov 21, 2009

Spirits In The Night

Something from my day

Amid disquieting dreams in the night, when deep sleep falls on men, fear and trembling seized me and made all my bones shake. A spirit glided past my face, and the hair on my body stood on end.

Oct 18, 2009

Abraham, Paul, & God

Is God still here & does He care?


Oct 17, 2009

Rifqa Bary

Things from the news


Is life really sacred?  Does it depend on who’s life we’re talking about?

Oct 11, 2009

Who knows the Creator?

Something from my day

… and does He know you?

Oct 2, 2009

World's oldest human skeleton found?

Things from the news


In search of the origin of “us”

Oct 2, 2009

World's oldest human skeleton found?

Things from science


Why the government can’t save you

Sometimes we want the government to legislate morality.  Or maybe they government wants to - but we don’t want them to.  These articles look at that topic.



Islam Section Changed

Sometimes I just feel like God’s after me to do something - and changing this section is one of those things.


Islam. Peace, Love and Hope for Muslims.  This is the part I feel led to write about.  Honestly, it surprises me to be doing this.  After research that included reading a number of books, it seemed like something was missing.  The title page for this section tells more about what I found - and why I’m adding this section - Islam - Peace, Love and Hope



Something from my day

This section is about things that happen to me, or that I notice that remind me of God’s work or maybe our desire for Him in normal everyday life.



Something from science

It’s often thought that science and Christianity are at odd with each other.  In so many ways - they say exactly the same thing - at least about what happened.  Surprising - but true.

Where they really differ the most - is where it comes time to give credit for what happened.

That’s what this section is all about - giving credit where it’s due.

Who gets the credit?

It’s amazing how often people seem to disagree about things - but in the end the only real difference is in who gets the credit - God? Man? Science” Random chance?  These articles examine cases where giving God the credit seems to be an issue.




Is God still here &
does He still care?

Some will say God doesn’t exist.
Others will say He doesn’t any more.

Others will say that even if He still exists - He doesn’t care about us.

This section is for those who question if God is still with us or whether he cares about us any more.



How to use the table below:

The “Date Written” column is the date the article was written, not necessarily the date it appeared on the site.

The “Article Name” column is exactly that - the name of the article.

In order to read any article, click the link in the last column - “Available Under…”.  The reason for multiple entries in that last column is to allow you to not only read the article, but to easily find other articles in that same category.  

For example - “Finding Faith in Dark Times” is included under both “Something from the news” and “Is God still here and does He care”.  That article appears in both categories, but selecting it from “Something from the news” will show links to other articles based on news events - whereas selecting it from “Is God still here and does He care” will show articles related to that topic instead.


Check out the new section:

Forgiven

This will be the new format for the site.  For various reasons, I’m moving to the new format.  This got a whole lot bigger than I ever expected and the change is necessary to make it easier to deal with.  There will be improved search and comment capability.  There will also be multiple categories assigned to a single copy of an article - making it easier for me to publish and for you to find / read the things you’re looking for.  Hope you like it.  Looking forward to your comments.

I will keep up this table for a while, until more has been moved over.