The promise of Heaven

The promise of Heaven

Aug 30

Not so very long ago, I saw a picture like this one shared on Facebook. Naturally, I thought there were some interesting implications about the statement in the image.  First was the idea that it takes intelligence to recognize the merit of good deeds.  I commented under the photo that I don’t think intelligence has anything to do with it – even unintelligent people can recognize the merit...

Feeding the homeless

Feeding the homeless

Aug 22

It had to be this morning.  It was going to be my last chance — I’m not sure when I’d be in San Francisco again.  I’d been wanting.  Hoping.  Planning.  So today was the day.  Today, I executed the plan. First, I stopped in the McDonalds that was on my walk to the office.  I ordered two breakfast sandwiches, but only one of them was for me. Sandwiches in hand, I...

My sin

My sin

Aug 14

A female reporter was interviewing a U.S. Army Lieutenant about sponsoring a Boy Scout troop on his military installation. She asked him what sorts of things the young men would be doing on the base.  The Lieutenant responded that they’d be canoeing, climbing, doing some archery, and even some shooting.  The reporter was shocked and accused the officer of equipping the Boy Scouts to...

Millionaires and Billionaires

Millionaires and Billionaires

Aug 14

It seems that this political year is going to be about “millionaires and billionaires.”  If you believe the argument being put forth by one party, then that party believes that the wealthy have too much and need to share it with the rest, while the other party only wants the wealthy to get wealthier at the detriment of everyone else. If you subscribe to the philosophy that the...

Christianity is offensive

Christianity is offensive

Aug 02

For the sake of argument, let’s pretend that Christianity isn’t the product of any singular culture, but that it is God’s revealed Truth which is above all cultures.  Odd idea, I know.  If that were the case, wouldn’t we expect that it would contradict and offend every human culture at some point? If Christianity is Truth, then it must offend one’s world view at some point.  It...