Having once lived about five miles from Salem, Massachusetts, the historical and famous “Witch City” is second nature to me. As almost any resident within 50 miles of Salem, I have spent at least one Halloween night in all the craziness that Salem has to offer on what they deem ...Read More »
Ashes to Ashes, and Dust from Dust
Job 34:15 “All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.” As I walk down the center aisle leading a procession carefully holding an urn with the ashes of my father-in-law, I understand in a very practical sense verses such as these from Job. Man is created ...Read More »
The “Real” Supreme Court Shall Issue Their Decision
Are we to be judged by nine (unelected) men and women who preside over a man-made bench? Or, are we judged by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit? I’d like to think that the latter is the “true” Supreme Court; our lives (and our eternity) are in their ...Read More »
Does Ireland’s Decision on Gay Marriage Represent the Church?
The Republic of Ireland, one of the most devout and thoroughly Roman Catholic countries in the world, has just settled a controversial, popular referendum question–asking its citizens if the government will allow and endorse same-sex marriages. In spite of recent Catholic bishop letters publicized (and read at recent church services), ...Read More »
Can We Learn From the Apocryphal Books?
Many devout, practicing Christians read, analyze and pray about many books of the Bible. For many, this focuses on the New Testament, but still others research and delve into rather obscure Old Testament scriptures. As “God-breathed” works, studying the whole Word of God is of course key to our understanding ...Read More »