Hope Beyond the Grave (Psalm 30, Weekly Word)

Christians sometimes speak of the various prophecies fulfilled by Jesus as the long-awaited Jewish messiah.  Whatever truth there is in that, there is one thing Jesus did that was not prophesied: the resurrection.  There is no hint in the Old Testament that the coming Messiah would die and rise again.  The very thought of theContinue reading “Hope Beyond the Grave (Psalm 30, Weekly Word)”

Maps of Meaning by Jordan Peterson (Review)

A few weeks ago my three year old daughter and I went to the library to check out some books.  Usually she heads right to the section with Curious George while I peruse the kids books, looking for new and fun stories.  Lately she’s been randomly grabbing books off the shelf and declaring she wantsContinue reading “Maps of Meaning by Jordan Peterson (Review)”

God or Godless: Review

There is a memorable scene early in the classic book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, during which Arthur Dent is told that his house is to be demolished to make way for a freeway.  Arthur is upset, though he is told the plans have been on file for quite a while had he wantedContinue reading “God or Godless: Review”

Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 17)

I forgot to post yesterday (the text we read was John 3:1-21).  It was a busy day, I never got on the computer.  Today’s verse comes from the Psalms and it was one I needed to hear. Day 17 – God has done Great Things for us – Psalm 118:19-29 19 Open for me the gatesContinue reading “Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 17)”

The Moral Landscape

I recently picked up “New Atheist” Sam Harris’ latest book, The Moral Landscape.  As I read itI wondered if Sam Harris would be good to have as a neighbor. He is a strong believer in objective morality. Many Christians believe that atheists are all terrible people with no morals. Sam Harris shows that this stereotypeContinue reading “The Moral Landscape”