Category: Family

  • Manna!

    Manna!

    Of all the things that a Christian needs to do once they are born again, nothing is more important than that they eat and drink spiritually. Just like eating food is critical for our bodily life so eating the word of God is crucial for our spiritual life. If we don’t eat spiritually we will […]

  • Under authority

    Under authority

    When Jesus was twelve years old, he went up to Jerusalem with His family and stayed behind doing His Father’s business (Luke 2:41-52).  The trouble was that His earthly father and mother didn’t understand that.  They didn’t know that at 12 He was ready to start His ministry. It would have been a challenge to […]

  • The Innocence of Children

    The Innocence of Children

    Everyone somehow knows how special young children are.  Jesus said not to look down on them for their angels always behold the face of His Father in heaven (Matt. 18:10).  But we also know that while they are growing up they lose this innocence.  Paul describes the process in Romans Chapter 1.  It starts off […]

  • The Difference between Pardon and Forgiveness

    The Difference between Pardon and Forgiveness

    Jesus words on forgiveness are stark:  Unless you forgive others you cannot be forgiven.  He makes that very clear in the Lord’s prayer (Matt. 6:15), in the parable of the indebted servant in Matthew 18:21-35 and elsewhere. However forgiveness and pardon are not the same thing.  To pardon someone is to let them off, to […]

  • The Majority are Often Wrong

    The Majority are Often Wrong

    About 400 years before Christ came and made His rather dividing remarks about mankind, Plato wrote his book “The Republic” and called attention to the problems with democracy.  Many writers have done so since.  So Jesus is not alone in His thinking when He says: “…..wide is the gate and broad is the road that […]

  • Black Friday

    “Black …. day” is a term used for the day there is a major fall in the stock market.  The last “Black” day for the stock market was Black Monday Oct 19, 1987. In contrast with the gradual and persistent climb in stock market values over many decades, days like Black Monday are sudden, precipitous […]

  • The Abortion Debate

    The Abortion Debate

    I’ve collected my thoughts as posted on Facebook below.  Hopefully, you will find it useful. My Position Just to be clear: I am for protecting babies from being murdered in this State whether in the womb or outside it. This means I support keeping the constitutional protection in place and I am against repealing the […]

  • Edge Cases

    Edge Cases

    One of the things I dislike most about the current abortion debate is the way it pushes people into “us and them” camps.  It’s as if there was no one in the middle contemplating the very real difficulties that any law based argument brings up.  Since I have taken a very “pro-life” stance on this […]

  • Biblical Creativity: Light and Life

    Biblical Creativity: Light and Life

    In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. (John 1:1). John the beloved disciple or follower of Jesus was a poet.  He inter-weaved the creation account throughout the opening verses of his gospel speaking of the two main principles of creation: Light & Life.  He wrote: “In […]

  • The Infinitesimal Drama of the Virgin Birth

    The Infinitesimal Drama of the Virgin Birth

    Incomprehensibly constrained to the size of a pinhead, the Lord of the Universe marches down through the ages and arrives Immanuel in a young girl’s womb. From the first glorious image of Adam through patriarchs and kings, Matthew parades the central march of God’s history before us and brings us to a place of wonder […]