Why me? Why now? Why this?

Why? It’s the question that hits first and lingers longest. Why me? Why now? Why this? Most people don’t even try to answer such questions. How could they? That’s what makes the words of James, the half-brother of Jesus so unexpected. He didn’t hesitate to declare that the purpose of all testing is to produce […]

Is Following Jesus as Impossible as Following Superman?

Imitating Jesus in prayer might sound as impossible as emulating Superman’s flying capabilities. We might shadow Clark Kent up a flight of stairs, but we’re not going to follow the Man of Steel off a tall building. Likewise, I suspect most people figure they could at least try to imitate Jesus when he operated from […]

A Review of Rob Bell’s Book: Love Wins

Rob Bell’s bestselling book, Love Wins has stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy. He’s done this by asking questions in ways that cut deep, exposing raw muscle, bone and tendon. For instance, he asks, “Does God punish people for thousands of years with infinite, eternal torment for things they did in their few years […]

Do Cows Cause Global Warming?

I know this will come as a shock to you but a United Nations report has identified the world’s rapidly growing herds of cattle as the greatest threat to the climate, forests, and wildlife. How could Elsie be the source of such destruction? It seems cow emissions are responsible for such environmental crimes as acid […]