Where did we ever get the idea that our reasoning, our feelings were a reliable guide? God reminds us that his thoughts are sky-high above ours (Isaiah 55:8,9).
Consider the term “global warming.” Do you know what that means? It means all the brilliant scientists – you know, the ones we admire so much, the ones that gave us the technology for space ships and your automobile? Well, those smart scientists have polluted our environment, despoiled our water, and brought hundreds of creatures to the brink of extinction. And they have been unable to find a way to reverse these problems.
Man is not as smart as he thinks he is. Continue reading “Humans are so smart!”
Most people live in the moment. They live by the tactile, not the timeless.
We face problems and struggles all of our lives, but when we only live moment to moment we miss so much.
To walk by the light of the Lord means that our vision improves (1 John 1:7). The mundane is replaced by the majestic when we see as God sees. Continue reading “Spiritual eyes see far beyond right now”
Randomly grab part of a child’s hot air balloon mobile and you are likely to hold a collapsed tangled mess. However, if you pick up that same mobile using the center string securing the upper most support, the entire mobile falls into place displaying the proper relationship between its various components.
Each part of the mobile is important. Yet priority is built into a mobile’s proper functioning. The church can learn a lot from a child’s mobile. Continue reading “What a child’s mobile can teach the church”
Be careful not to filter Jesus’ actions through our current, faulty thinking. Examine what he did and said on its own merits. Otherwise, we may corrupt the message. The eternal Lord is immune to trendy thinking.
When the scribes and Pharisees brought a woman “caught in adultery” (John 8:4, NKJV), they committed a sinful act that shouldn’t be used for our own selfish purposes. Continue reading “Don’t judge the woman caught in adultery by modern thinking”
We must analyze our arguments… Continue reading False dilemma
I too decided, after investigating everything carefully from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed.
Luke 1:3-4 NRSV
Doctor Luke decided and then went out and did what he’d decided to do. By deciding and doing, he wrote a gospel account of his Lord, which then allowed him the opportunity to write a second volume, the book of Acts.
Together, the two books make up the largest block of writings in the New Testament by a single writer. Continue reading “Decide and Do”
By Barry Newton
While many might not be familiar with the term “summum bonum” [greatest good], nor regularly contemplate which values should rule others from the top of a hierarchical pyramid, the practical everyday impact of these principles explains the various currents shaping our diverse life stories. Continue reading “Summum Bonum’s Impact”