Coincidence or Providence?

There are certain laws that never change. There is the law of gravity, discovered by Isaac Newton. It basically says that things tend to fall downward. Or, as it is often stated, what goes up must come down. Someone may say they don’t believe in the law of gravity, but that doesn’t change it. It’s always in play. Then there is the second law of thermodynamics, which effectively says that all things are breaking down. There is also the biblical . . . read more ›

Why God Hates Lying

In their book “The Day America Told the Truth,” authors James Patterson and Peter Kim revealed that 91 percent of Americans lie on a daily basis. God doesn’t like lying. Let me take it a step further: God hates lying. Proverbs 6 lists seven things God hates, and it’s worth noting that two of them refer to dishonesty: “There are six things the Lord hates – no, seven things he detests: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the . . . read more ›

The Real Source of Your Problems

In his book “A Nation of Victims,” Charles Sykes wrote, “For many Americans, the politics of victimization has taken the place of more traditional expressions of morality and equity.” He went on to quote an article from The Economist, which said of Americans, “If you lose your job, you can sue for the mental distress of being fired. … If you drive drunk and crash, you can sue somebody for failing to warn you to stop drinking. There is always . . . read more ›

Heaven Isn’t for “Good People”

A retail chain commissioned a survey by a team of psychologists to try and crack a key demographic: millennials. Their research revealed something so startling that they tested 800 more people because they thought they had made a mistake. The same answers came back, however, and researchers found an alarming picture of an increasingly lonely and lost generation. The average social media use for millennials is six-and-a half hours a day. The researchers concluded that people in this demographic have . . . read more ›

Jesus Overcame Death at the Cross

Awhile back I caught a cab to the airport. I was chatting away with the driver, Tom, when we passed a ghost bike along the way. Ghost bikes are painted white and placed along roadsides to memorialize someone who was killed there in a biking accident. “That is so sad,” I said, commenting on the bike. “Yeah, I had a friend who was killed on this highway,” Tom said. “A lot of people have died riding road bikes on this . . . read more ›