God expects us to continually improve our understanding of the physical, and scientific investigation has developed a more erudite grasp of our universe. God also encourages us to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the spiritual. We humans, unfortunately, have failed to pursue the requisite wisdom. Our intellectual progress in the spiritual has not matched our growing knowledge of the physical, and this simple fact is the crux of the conflict between science and Christianity.
So there is the challenge. Christianity needs to experience the refreshing clarity of a theological renaissance. Can we unite the essence of the wonderful, loving, spiritual message we received over 2000 years ago with 21st century knowledge?
April 14, 2014
April 09, 2014
April 04, 2014
"Sure," said the farmer with a smile. And with that he let out a whistle. "Here, Dolly!" he called. Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared in the doorway. This little puppy was noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing his best to catch up with his brothers and sisters....
April 02, 2014
April 01, 2014
March 31, 2014
Think about it. If you were God, how would you reach out to humanity? When the content of Bible was created; radio, television, newspaper, magazine, telephone, and Internet media did not exist. There was only a limited supply of the materials needed to create written records and they would have been difficult to use. Making copies was a laborious manual task. Most of the people you want to reach cannot read or write.
So how do you convey your message to humanity? By inspiring selected humans to create a story that incorporates your message, and then having it repeated over and over again as people travel from land to land. Eventually, your message is converted into a written form that can be copied and sent everywhere your messengers go. By this means, you are able to teach and guide humanity. It’s not perfect. But it works.
Given that it was written over a period of 1,600 years, the content of the Bible has an amazing continuity. It conveys a caring message of inspiration and comfort to the millions who turn to it for counsel. Although the Bible presents us with a text drawn from another age, its lessons are timeless, the characters we meet are dramatic, and the drama is ageless. There is a unity of purpose. There are prophecies and the lessons of history. There is moral right and wrong, the best and worst of human behavior, and the experience of both pain and joy. The Bible is a book about tribes, families and individuals. The Bible’s authors tell us about marriage, divorce, adultery, obedience, authority, honesty, parenting, nature, revelation, behavior, God, and much more. It presents us with real life stories of spiritual vision, high ideals, and great moral depth.
So there you are. No other book has had a greater influence on humanity because in its essence, this book is about us. We are the people in the Bible. It connects us with the compassion and wisdom of God. And that is why it has endured.
March 29, 2014
March 26, 2014
In other words, the U. S. had no intention of conducting a religious war against the Muslims of Tripoli.
March 24, 2014
March 13, 2014
Some of the symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion
9. Self control
DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility. Thank you for your attention!