What if they had never…

What if Noah never built the ark? What if Abraham never left Ur? What if Jacob had never gone down to Egypt? What if Joseph didn't show mercy to his treacherous brothers when they got to Egypt? What if Moses never went to Pharaoh? What if Joshua didn't lead the conquest? What if David never …

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What will it take?

This morning I woke and found very tragic news.  Today, the world will find out that 50 people were murdered in cold blood, while 200 more were injured, in Las Vegas.  It is said to be the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.  A gunman ascended to the 32nd floor of a hotel with multiple …

Meet the Apostle Paul

For those familiar with the basic background of Paul, please feel free to skip the first paragraph below.   One of the most prolific writers of the Bible was the apostle Paul.  He began his life as Saul the Jew.  He was a devout Jew with an in depth education, especially of the Old Testament …

The Optional Gospel

There seems to be a fairly common theme in today's world among those in so-called Christendom.  This theme I'll term the "optional gospel".  It's core tenet is that basically everything in Christianity is, in fact, optional.  "What are some specific examples?" you may ask.  Here are a few I've noticed:   Attending worship services every …