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Easter is proof of heaven

April 4th, 2015|

While Easter TV movies and films always seem to focus on the blood-drenched agony of Christ’s lashing, torture and horrific crucifixion, the real story of Easter is the rest of the story — the part we don’t see. It’s reunion with God. The whole purpose of God coming down to earth […]

Christ and his cross have lessons for leaders

March 31st, 2015|

(Centennial Fellow) The week that stretches from Palm Sunday through Easter is the most significant week of the Christian’s year. Historically and spiritually, this week marks Jesus’ triumphant […]

Why Christianity is exclusive and that’s good

December 7th, 2014|

Christians must embrace and defend the exclusive claims made by Jesus of Nazareth despite growing opposition in America from secularists, pluralists, universalists, and other religious worldviews, such as Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. There is growing cultural pressure in America from pluralists and universalists to assert that all go to heaven, all behaviors are acceptable, no one can judge, and social justice (equal outcomes for all) should be a societal goal. Excepting the reference to heaven, secularists are typically congruent with these goals. As the claims of Christ differ substantially from the pluralists, universalists, and secularists of our time, it is prudent to examine the dichotomy of preference and truth claims, the laws of logic, and what Jesus actually said in an effort to speak truth to the world, represent Him accurately, and honor Him faithfully in word and deed. […]

My first Mom's Day without my mom

May 13th, 2014|

Many emails the last couple of weeks reminded me to send Norma the flowers and candy I usually send her on Mother’s Day. But I didn’t order them. I haven’t spent that 45 minutes or so picking out the exactly-right Mother’s Day card. And I’ve made no Mother’s Day phone call to tell her how much I love her and talk about my next visit. There will be no next visit in this life because my Mom, Norma, went to be with her Jesus on December 19. […]

Easter's Message to the Secularist

April 19th, 2014|

Now that a CEO can be forced from his job because he once contributed to a pro-heterosexual-marriage campaign, and a baker cannot legally refuse to bake a cake celebrating a “wedding” that he believes violates God’s law, don’t look for secularists to pause from their labors on Good Friday. Rather, expect them to continue to pummel a religion they think rejects diversity by upholding bride-groom marriage, but by insisting there’s only one way to God. That would be Christianity. […]