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The Great Orchestrator (Part One — Politics)

Whenever I see many highly unusual and unlikely events occurring, my radar goes up — is this divine intervention?  My radar went wild with the last election cycle.   Let’s look back:  with the eighth year of the Obama presidency closing, we hit some...

Teleportation: Is It Really You?

Science Fiction popularized the notion that we could be transformed into an energy beam, sent at light speed somewhere, and then transformed back into ourselves.  The word “transformed” really means destroyed in one form before being reconstructed.  It...

Rush Limbaugh’s Dad’s Reason For Faith

Here is a surprising story from an unexpected source:  Rush Limbaugh tells the story of his Dad trying to explain why he believed in Christianity to his young son.  He had to put it in very simple terms, so rather than giving a bunch of complex reasons, he just noted...

Rules on Comments

I appreciate the complimentary comments I’ve been receiving, but they are not usually advancing the discussion.  If you have a question, or want to talk further about the points of an article, I will accept your comment.  But general, cookie-cutter comments will...

The Danger in Assumptions

Evolutionists continually point to “transitional forms”.  There are presumed transitional fish/mammals, land/birds, and even predecessors of humans.  The transitional forms pointed to in the fossil record have aspects of both species that they bridge in...

Napoleon’s Novel Reason For Faith

History enthusiasts may know of Napoleon’s decision, but how many know his reasoning?  Napoleon was amazed at how one man, Jesus, had “conquered” more people after dying than any military commander had ever conquered, and not through force.  Napoleon...

Is Asking Jesus In Enough?

In Scripture, James appears to turn the idea of coming to God just by asking upside down, because he says that faith without works is dead.  Without doing some good works as a result of coming to Christ, he questions whether we are even Christians.  But Paul so...

Secular Excellence

Recently, the church I attend (Willow Creek Community Church) held a “Global Leadership Summit”.  This was televised at a huge number of locations all over the world and included many famous people, including the co-founder of PIXAR.  Many non-Christians...

Cecil and God’s Creation

The news of Cecil the lion being hunted and killed illegally rocked the social media world.  Responses were mostly angry at the hunting process, and the sadness at killing such a magnificent creature.  But the lion’s life was limited as is the span of any life...

What Happens Without God?

I was recently reminded of how we are moral people, and we either choose our morality to be based on God, or based on our own or popular thinking.  Someone who I know has been saturated with Christianity her whole life is now rejecting it.  She can’t argue that...

Moral Necessity

When we hear of atrocities, such as ISIS beheading people or Planned Parenthood admitting to harvesting aborted baby body parts for cash, part of us screams out for justice in the world.  We hear Darwinism yelling that we are all a fortuitous accident, and that the...

Separation of Church and State

We know from both history and modern times of countries where the religious leaders control government, and where government squelches religion.  Here we’ve attempted to keep the two respectfully separated.  Unfortunately, those who find it in their best...

Biblical Inerrancy — Why Does it Matter?

You may have wondered, “Is everything I read in the Bible literally true?  Is it totally accurate?”  Those are actually two different questions, but they sound alike.  But here is the core problem:  if the Bible is only partially true, how do we know which...

Religion Before Christ

I had an interesting question in email:  “what religion did people practice before Christ?”  The short answer is the Jewish faith.  Of course there were other religions, as there are now, but the forerunner of Christianity was Judaism.   Jesus (the...

Reasons to Believe Meeting

Hugh Ross has an organization called “Reasons to Believe (RTB)”.  This is a worldwide organization, but they have a local Chicago chapter that meets in “Ginger Creek” church in Aurora.  Here are the details:  Note:  this meeting is past, but on...

I’ll Always Have Doubts, So How Do I Really Know What Is True?

Have you ever played “devil’s advocate”? You take the other side of the argument to the max and see what happens. Try that with the doubts that are plaguing you. I think you will find that, while doubts are good at causing trouble, they are lousy at...