A Bold Move to Make Your Job Better


How are you supposed to have joy at work when your colleague in the next cubicle is lazy yet takes credit for work you completed? Down the hall, colleagues trash your boss all day. Worse than the negativity at work is the drama caused by people yapping back and forth at each other like a... Continue Reading →

Why the Easy Life Is so Hard!


Not long ago while taking a walk, I noticed a nice pickup truck—a fairly common occurrence for me. I grew up appreciating nice trucks, and that particular aesthetic skill has not left me. This particular truck was a mid-sized four-wheel drive with several added features designed particularly to navigate the desert terrain of southern California.... Continue Reading →

Space, Steve Miller, and a Good Christian Time


  About forty years ago, my friend and I sat excitedly as the diamond needle made its way from the edge of the vinyl disc toward the center. Reliably, the turntable rotated at 33.3 RPM until the needle made its way to the grooved section with the song we most wanted to hear: “Fly Like... Continue Reading →

Is Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty Suffering Christian Persecution?


Ian Bayne, a GOP candidate running for election in Illinois’s 11th District, sent an email to his supporters recently claiming that Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is taking a stand against religious persecution in the same way that Rosa Parks took a seat against racial persecution in December of 1955. I have been trying to... Continue Reading →

Who Is Right About Tim Tebow, Me or President Obama?


The NFL season begins in just one month. So, plenty of stories will be generated from how well (or how poorly) Tim Tebow plays.  Getting a jump on the competition, President Barack Obama told a radio audience yesterday that he thought the Tebow trade was a mistake (See President Obama Weighs in on Tebow, Sanchez).... Continue Reading →

Super Glory (Don’t Miss It)


For some, the Super Bowl will slip by with barely a notice.  For the uninitiated, the Super Bowl seems to be the epitome of a hyped-up overemphasis of testosterone in tights.  For others, the Super Bowl is the crowning achievement of the glory of sports.  In the favor of the latter group, fans are paying... Continue Reading →

My First Response to ETS


My takeaway from the 62nd annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Atlanta, GA, is that N.T. Wright is at once the most winsome, witty, and incorrigible academic I have yet seen.  His extraordinary intellect and persuasive abilities cause him to be a formidable foe indeed for any who wish to counter his positions... Continue Reading →

For Your Own Good


So, did your parents ever tell you to do something you didn’t want to do, using the rationale, “This is for your own good”?  Yeah, mine did, too.  We had to go apologize when the rest of our friends did not.  We had to work while they got to play.  We got the spankings… all... Continue Reading →

Saints Fan


Not that you should be wavering at this point, but if you are looking for a reason to be a Saints fan, try reading this article about Drew Brees, a true saint.  Just the right encouragement before the big game next week.

Imagine This Scenario


I am linking here a letter that a wife has written on behalf of her husband.  Her husband has been in prison for 14 months.  Since last May, neither she nor her son has had any interaction with the imprisoned dad.  The Chinese authorities have kept this man locked up and isolated for 14 months. ... Continue Reading →

God or Government


We typically ask about the relationship between God and government. It may be that the issue is God or government.  As it turns out, the more dependent people become on the government, the more ungodly they become.  To put the matter another way, faith in government diminishes faith in God.  A recent article spells out... Continue Reading →

Don’t Waste Your Life


We have all heard Piper plead with the world and with Christians to not waste their lives.  Now, a very different sort of cultural icon is making the same plea.  This time, the plea springs from a most unexpected fountain: Korn.  You may remember that a few years ago, one of the members of the “nu metal” rock... Continue Reading →

Enjoy the Web


Much evil is conducted via the internet; about that fact, there can be no doubt.  However, much good is done as well.  I have linked a couple of sites here which will prove my point.  I encourage you to explore these sites and enjoy what you learn. First, Monergism is a theologically sound site that... Continue Reading →

Pipe Dreams


From the world of opium, we get our expression "pipe dream."  The idea behind the expression is that the situation you are imagining in your mind is so fantastic that it could never happen.  Because the situation could never happen in reality, you are limited to enjoying it only in fantasy.  The opium pipe would... Continue Reading →

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