The question of whether a human being can make significant changes in behavior is undergoing a drastic re-evaluation. The idea of humans having the capacity to make moral choices which reflect the principles of right and wrong/good and evil are fast giving way to the...

Nothing tears apart the human psyche like a gnawing, deep seated hurt which settles into our souls like a cold winter storm. Depression takes over, tears flow spontaneously, and we wonder if there is hope. And often, we doubt there is a God who cares. Pain has a way...

God Hates Us All

It was a depressing photo. An Army outpost in the middle of a barren middle eastern wasteland. There were sandbags piled up, a barbed wire fence and a small, hand painted sign: “God Hates Us All”. The message was clear, some in that camp had witnessed so much...

Debunking Urban Legends

People say things that catch on, even if what they said isn’t true. These are what are called Urban Legends – untruths which are believed by many simply because they haven’t taken the time to check them out. Christianity has been a frequent target of the Urban Legend...

What Is God Doing?

Reading or watching the news can quickly become a depressing experience. One writer, describing an international conflict which seems permanently unsolvable, wrote of the wisdom of pessimism – to not expect that things will get better between the two hostile factions....

The Last Piece of the Puzzle

Poets have written that the days of our lives are like pieces of a puzzle which all fit together to form the mosaic of human life. For many of us, that emerging mosaic can often seem downright confusing. And we struggle with God over this issue. We say that we believe...

A Changed Eternity Means a Changed Now

The principal truth of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is that in one moment in human history God himself accomplished the reconciliation of the human race with himself. The payment for sin which Jesus made on the cross when he experienced God’s righteous anger over...

Justice: Are You Getting What You Deserve?

So, what do you think? Is life being fair with you or are you being unjustly treated? Those are questions people ask throughout their lives. And for some, those same issues have destroyed their inner lives. When we feel that we’ve not gotten what is coming to us while...

What Will Be on Your Gravestone?

What Will Be on Your Gravestone? “Murdered by a traitor and a coward whose name is not worthy to appear here.”  (Jesse James) “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” (F. Scott Fitzgerald) “…There goes the neighborhood.”...