Who is and who is not a Christian? That seems to be a question of some interest these days, and it generates many, sometimes conflicting, answers.
Q: The entire realm of human morality was not brought to mankind by biblical religion. What was brought by biblical religion was the first religious intolerance and religious wars — the whole one God grandiosity.
‘Christianity is an ascetic religion.” When I first heard this statement I was shocked, and a bit upset. I certainly disagreed with it and hoped it was not true.
Did Easter awaken anything spiritual in you? Were you moved to any new epiphany? Upon rereading how the crowd clamored, "crucify him, crucify him!" were you unnerved, shaken?
The sun crawled through a crease in the clouds to peek at a somber planet. Agony was painted all over the dashed hopes of the people who lived there. Hadn't it been just a week before when children shouted his praises and people paved the route for his celebrated his arrival in Jerusalem with palm branches and even their own garments? How could it all go wrong so quickly? Now that their leader had been executed, their dreams for a better world lay in ashes. Where would they turn? Who would understand their feelings?
I love a parade! In fact, I love pageantry in many of its forms.
Easter is close at hand, and it seems to me that it would be worthwhile to say something about it for the benefit of those who don't really care much one way or the other as long as they can munch away on a chocolate bunny.
In the season of Lent, we consider our lives: where we are and where we'd like to be. We spend more time in prayer, often fast from foods and pleasures. We try to emulate the lives of people who seem further along the way, however we understand that.
Last week, I wrote about some ways to pull down spiritual strongholds in our lives. I'll complete that topic this week.Whoever heard of going against a castle alone? King David had his mighty men; King Arthur had his knights, and even Prince Caspian had s
As we approach the Easter season, the hearts and emotions of Christians are mellowed by the sacrifice of the life and the Resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.Shortly before Christ's betrayal, he lifted up his eyes to heaven in a pleading intercessory p
In international politics, the term "WMD" stands for Weapons of Mass Destruction. But the WMDs I want to talk about stands for Weapons of Mighty Demolition, because the Bible tells us that God's weapons are mighty for the demolishing of strongholds.Many p
Among the many reasons I am proud to call Walla Walla home is that ours is a community that cares deeply for the less fortunate.My previous home was in a town a tiny bit smaller than Walla Walla. There, the only resources available were from the American
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