Christmas Drive Through 2007

Friends, Each year for the past 5 or 6 years my congregation has constructed a Christmas Drive Through, lighted, nativity. We have several different scenes that tell the traditional Christmas story. Some of the picture quality isn’t that great, but you get the idea. I’ll make another show in the next few days from pictures taken in… Continue reading Christmas Drive Through 2007

Grace as Undiscriminating Love, Luke 10:25-37

Friends, here is part three of my short series on Grace. It is taken from Luke 10:25-37 and the parable of the ‘Good Samaritan.’ I hope it blesses you.  Luke’s Gospel Luke 10:25-37 Grace as Undiscriminating Love Introduction On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do… Continue reading Grace as Undiscriminating Love, Luke 10:25-37

Primer on Islam, pts 8 & 9

Friends, In my ongoing public service blog posts, I am continuing to bring you timely updates on the religion of Islam. I fully realize you cannot define an entire religion by a few nut-jobs, but by and large these stories are representative of something much more insidious than appears on the surface of Islam. I… Continue reading Primer on Islam, pts 8 & 9

Creation and Sin and Atheism

Friends, I have posted many thoughts about evolution and its impact on the general population of the world. I’d like to share someone else’s thoughts tonight. These thoughts concern how replacing the Creator with evolution has destroyed our understanding of sin. Consider: The basic reason why our modern Western culture has lost the concept of… Continue reading Creation and Sin and Atheism

Jesus: The Promise Confirmed

Friends, About a month ago I finished FF Bruce’s book The Message of the New Testament. Near the end he has this quote: In Jesus the promise is confirmed, the covenant renewed, the prophecies are fulfilled, the law is vindicated, salvation is brought near, sacred history has reached its climax, the perfect sacrifice has been… Continue reading Jesus: The Promise Confirmed

One Problem With Christianity

Friends, It is now post-Christmas 2007. The mail was back up today and I received my Dec 26-January 26 edition of the Family Christian Stores catalog. I do appreciate the inclusion of generous coupons each month; I detest the selection of ‘Christian’ products they hawk for profit. I love to read. I have written here… Continue reading One Problem With Christianity