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 …

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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 …

Pondering Your Existence

It's often good for us to ponder our existence.  It can give us perspective and cause us to make positive changes in our lives.  Below are several questions for believers in God to consider.  I may have a post for atheists, agnostics, and other religions another time.  For now, this is specifically for those who …