Anyone who has followed my blog or FaceBook posts for any period of time know of my great interest in Biblical prophesy. To understand any ancient literary work, it takes a lot of hard work, time and research. For each author wrote of peoples they lived among or learned about from others more-traveled than themselves.… Continue reading Rise of the Ezekiel 38 alliance of nations
In one of my favorite parables, Jesus contrasts the humility of a corrupt tax collector who pleaded for mercy before God, with that of a self-righteousness religious leader who was so obsessed with his own virtue that he failed to recognize his own need for repentance. (Luke 18:9-14) I have never had trouble seeing the… Continue reading Another’s Shoes
This past Saturday I attended a luncheon where a young friend spoke. His message began with a reference to a Jack Nicholson line from the 1992 movie A Few Good Men. In response to the defense lawyer’s demand “I want the truth!” USMC Colonel Jessup shouts. “You can’t handle the truth!” Nearly twenty-nine centuries have… Continue reading You can’t handle the Truth
Our society seems obsessed with hate and tries to legislate it away, with laws against hate speech, hate crimes, you name it. This tactic only fills up prisons and cemeteries, because it fails to address the root of the problem. Hate is a heart thing and the only One who can heal a hate-filled heart… Continue reading Hate is a Heart Thing
Everyone wants to “make a difference” in their brief time on this earth. This is true of the intensely spiritual person – but it’s also true of the one who doesn’t acknowledge any form of supernatural realm. Every person who has ever come to me for counsel has exposed that, at the root of their… Continue reading Your Life Matters
I have a FaceBook friend who has a large diverse following which he constantly challenges with political, social and religious issues. The other day he shared a “testimony” in which someone claimed their child was healed from autism. He simply added “I think that was nice of God.” The faith crowd of course replied… Continue reading Are we to understand the mind of God?
In this so-called “age of tolerance” it’s amazing that “holy” and “pure” are two of the most vilified words in the English language. It doesn’t seem to matter whether it’s a well-intentioned teenager or an all-pro quarterback and his celebrity fiancé who make a commitment to a lifetime of purity including sexual abstinence until they… Continue reading It’s never too late to be Holy
Almost from the date of their authoring over 2 Millennia ago, most of the Old and New Testament books of the Bible have been under attack. Governments have feared their power and influence and individuals have been offended by their intrusion into behavioral choices. Yet in spite of the vicious attacks and wholesale attempts to… Continue reading Abrasive or Persuasive – do you want your words and actions to be effective or not?
Mom was born Wilma Bell McCune on November 11, 1920 in Missouri. Her grandfather was a traveling preacher. Her parents were Jewell and Cray (a disabled 1st World War veteran). They gave mom her Cherokee and Irish heritage and temperament. She had a younger sister Lita who predeceased her. Just before the 2nd World… Continue reading Mother
This past July 4th weekend, I and a dozen other men stood helplessly outside our local church, unable to get in for our weekly Saturday morning prayer meeting. Each of us had ten or so keys on our respective key rings, but not one available key did us any good. For only a specific key… Continue reading Unlocking Biblical Treasures