“Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.” — Herman Melville, Moby Dick How do you introduce … Continue reading Who are you?
“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” Ecclesiastes 1:2 (NIV) “Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player/ That struts and frets his hour upon the stage/ And then is heard no more: it is a tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.” MacBeth, Act 5, Scene … Continue reading “Meaningless, Meaningless”
He [God] causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45 Last week I dog-sat an English setter for a friend on vacation. Higgins the dog was not a problem, although he didn't want to eat much the first couple of days … Continue reading Are You a Dog-Person or a Cat-Person?
Psalm 19:1-4a The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends … Continue reading The Beauty of God’s Creation – Part IV The Heavens Declare the Glory of God
In Luke 12:22-28, Jesus discusses God's provision for us: Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or … Continue reading The Beauty of God’s Creation – Part III
God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. Genesis 1:32 Did you ever paint something beautiful, only to have someone else destroy it? Maybe you crafted a wooden patio chair, then your neighbor borrowed and trashed it. Or as a child, did your younger sibling crumple up a drawing you just made … Continue reading The Beauty of God’s Creation – Part II
. . . since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. Romans 12:19-20 This past … Continue reading The Beauty of God’s Creation – Part I
Did you watch the “60 Minutes” broadcast on Sunday night, November 18, 2012? In a story entitled “The Baby Lab,” correspondent Lesley Stahl stated: “It's a question people have asked for as long as there have been people: are human beings inherently good? Are we born with a sense of morality or do we arrive … Continue reading Nature or Nurture?