The Lottery and Socialism

The Lottery and Socialism

Nov 29

Today it was announced that two people will split the $580 million Powerball jackpot.  I thought it was time to write a little about gambling.  It has quite a bit in common with socialism. I once explained this to a class of high school students by taking a $50 bill out of my wallet.  I held it up for them to see.  They asked if it was real.  I assured them it was.  I told them that we were...

Kids Without God

Kids Without God

Nov 20

Today I became aware of a website called KidsWithoutGod.com — it’s a humanist site that strives to help kids learn how to be “good” people without God. On the surface, it seems harmless enough.  It teaches many principles that we would consider “good.”  It just does so without any reference to God.  As I’ve written in other articles, there is a...

Gratitude

Gratitude

Nov 19

Thanksgiving just might be my favorite holiday.  Partially because I love to eat and I love “Thanksgiving” foods.  Partially because I love seeing my family and spending time with them.  And partially because of the things people do at this time of year. One of the things I’ve which I’m particularly fond is when people do the daily Facebook post about what they are...

The Music of the Spheres

The Music of the Spheres

Nov 14

“Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at his command they were created, and he established them for ever and...

Is God really good?

Is God really good?

Nov 09

On December 26, 2004 an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia created a series of devastating tsunamis.  Roughly a quarter of a million people were killed by one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history.  Afterwards, there were a lot of questions about God.  Where was He?  How could He allow this to happen?  How can anyone call this good? One writer observed, “If God is God,...