3 . . . we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering … Continue reading You Can’t Postpone the Inevitable Forever
What is the proper burden of proof? What should be the burden of proof when evaluating the evidence? Legal standards vary with the seriousness of the issue: preponderance of the evidence, clear and convincing evidence, beyond a reasonable doubt, or as some would like it – beyond even a shadow of a doubt. A few … Continue reading Resurrection: Miracle or Myth? The Burden of Proof
You have read the tabloid headlines . . . .Seen the books on bestseller lists . . . .Watched ‘documentary’ TV shows . . . .Enjoyed The DaVinci Code movie . . . .Listened to your pastor preach that the resurrection of Jesus is a figurative, mystical experience . . . . Issue: Did Jesus … Continue reading Resurrection– Miracle or Myth?
Resolution -- decision: a firm decision to do something; determination: firmness of mind or purpose; solution: an answer to a problem [definition from Bing Dictionary] Okay, it started out as a joke. Like many (most, all?) people, I always had trouble keeping a New Year’s Resolution. Losing weight, exercising, finishing a project, or whatever – … Continue reading The Only New Year’s Resolution I Ever Kept
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?