Month: January 2015

Idols: Monsters and Hippies

When our family visits Nepal, I am always struck by the images they have fashioned as their gods. How many Hindu gods are there? I am unsure. I have heard it range from 33 million to 330 million. My uneasiness to accept such a number comes from my unbelief of someone …

The Poor: Oppressed or Sluggards

When it comes to aiding the poor, Christians should be on the front lines. All should agree with that. Yet, when we begin to flesh out a definition as to who the poor are, disagreement abounds. Why? Because many who identify with the “poor” are actually not, and everyone seems to have …

The Decline of Job Satisfaction

Why does it seem the most grueling jobs are the factory jobs; the assembly lines; the monotonous and repetitive cycle of “partial” work? I have worked those jobs. Every employee, from the moment they first arrive each day are ready and eager to leave. And they let you know it the …

Titus: Faith At Work

“In writing to Titus, the young pastor of Crete’s pioneer church, the Apostle Paul pressed home this fundamental truth with impressive persistence and urgency. The task before Titus was not an easy one. Cretan culture was marked by deceit, ungodliness, sloth, and gluttony (Titus 1:12). And he was to provoke …

Evangelicals Changing Their Minds On Gay Marriage?

Time magazine recently posted a piece titled, “How Evangelicals Are Changing Their Minds on Gay Marriage.” It asserts that evangelical communities are “arriving at new crossroads over marriage.” Many are divided. New questions are being asked and a number of examples are given. “….religious change takes decades, centuries even, when it happens …

From One Demon To Eight

“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order. Then it goes and brings …

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