Challenging the Rainbow

It’s hard to keep my emotions in check as I type this blog.  Generally speaking, I’m a laid-back kind of guy.  I don’t easily give in to emotional outbursts.  As a matter of fact, I pride myself on being extremely pragmatic, allowing my reasoning functions to reign over my emotions. This time it’s not so easy. […]

How Will I Fare in the Coming Persecution?

With reports of violent persecution against Christians in the Middle East flooding the airwaves each day and of increased intolerance to those of us who follow Jesus here in the West, it is easy to sense in which direction the winds of destiny are shifting.  Christians in the United States have long enjoyed unprecedented insulation […]

What Kind of Atheist Are You?

There seems to be some confusion today among those who contend that they have no faith in God.  They have branded themselves “atheists.”  However, upon closer examination it seems that they fail to fall into that category.  Instead, some are really “agnostics,” while others might fall into the “New Atheist” movement.  Let’s take a look at […]

An Open Letter to the Next Generation: We Failed You

WARNING: If you are the parent of young-adult or teenage children, then this blog posting may make you uncomfortable. You may even get angry. If you don’t take criticism easily, then do NOT read anymore.  I’m going to be asking a lot of hard questions.  Some may not be easy to answer. I hear a lot of […]

I’m Not Exactly A Christian, But I’m a Very Good Person

I believe in God and am a very spiritual person. Even though I don’t go to church I am focused on helping other people and being a positive influence. Many of us have heard someone say something like this. Recently, a lady said it to me.  Probably some who are reading this article would even nod […]

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

This is it.  This is the million dollar question.  I couldn’t imagine an answer to any question that has been sought after by more people than this very one.  It was posed to me from a friend on Facebook.  When I saw it I swallowed hard. It’s not that I don’t have a response.  It’s […]

Does Prayer Work?

A very good question about prayer was recently posed by a friend on Facebook. The one who raised the question made a very keen observation. She noted that sometimes people have claimed that because many prayers were lifted on their behalf that they received a miracle from God.  In fact, she cited a popular author who […]

The Christian Response to Radical Islam

As radical Islam continues to hold an international spotlight, my social media feed is awash with rage, hatred, fear, and threatening posts.  Understandably, people see the murderous clips or read the disheartening speeches and feel the need to do something.  How can one not react?  How can one not feel the hurt?  Terrible things are […]

The Christian Jihad

Few Arabic words are more well-known among Westerners than the word “jihad.” We hear it often and see its definition played out on the news.  Literally, it means to “struggle.”  However, it is most often used and understood in the context of “holy war” and is associated with the Islamic faith.  Although not all Muslims agree […]