Does the Immaterial World Exist?

  Although there may be some who subscribe to the view that the physical, substantive world around us is just an illusion, it is probably safe to say that most of us would agree that the material world exists.  I believe it is generally apparent that we have bodies that take up space and we are […]

Why is the God of the Old Testament So Mean?

  Someone recently asked me this question.  But, it’s not the first time I’ve heard it asked.  In fact, I’ve heard it a lot. Sometimes I even hear it from good Christian folks; people who have read the Bible and know God.  That surprises me a bit, so perhaps the answer isn’t as obvious to everyone as […]

When I Fail At Ministry

  Sometimes I fail at ministry.  I have the Scripture selected and know it intimately; I can exegete it flawlessly.  I’ve selected each song that we will sing and, with perfect precision, have tuned my guitar.  I have mapped out my time with the inmates and know what ground I hope to cover with them. […]

A Review of The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

  I was asked to write a review of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail for a great outdoors website: HikeByFaith.  If you’re familiar with me or my own web site you’ll know that I’m a huge supporter of the trail.  In spite of my obvious affections for the trail, I will strive to provide an honest, straightforward […]

There’s No Need to Worry

  You have problems. Lots of them.  You have financial pressures.  You have health issues. You have problems in your relationships.  You have concerns over loved ones.  You have so much going on. You have very good reasons to worry, right? Excessive worry is a serious problem. It can lead to health issues such as […]

An Interview With the Author of ‘The Nephilim’

This week I had the chance to catch up with Dane Cramer, the author of The Nephilim: A Monster Among Us.  However, what makes this article both woefully awkward and incredibly pitiful is that I am actually Dane Cramer.  So, I’ll be playing the part of a notable author as well as a renown correspondent.  Yeah, […]

Why Would God Order the Execution of a Sorcerer?

A good friend recently offered this question.  It comes out of Exodus 22:18.  In that verse, God plainly said, You shall not permit a sorceress to live. Old Testament passages like this have disturbed a lot of people. They see Jesus of the New Testament as the kind of person who would stop a stoning, not start […]