Category: Christianity

Issues and opinions about Christianity

Values Voting

Tom Krattenmaker writes in USA Today, November 12, 2006, Confessions of a Values Voter as a political and religious “progressive” (which means Liberal) that conservatives and/or Republicans do not have a corner on the values market. And, of course, he…

On Elections

Wouldn’t it be nice if social improvement was just a matter of electing the right people to office? It would make life much simpler. But alas, it just isn’t so. Life is much more complex than that. Have you noticed…

Antithesis

1 Corinthians 2:1-16 Paul did not preach with lofty speech or persuasive words of wisdom. The focus of Paul’s preaching and testimony was not on the words he used, but on the content of the message he proclaimed. He wasn’t…

Pride

1 Corinthians 1:17-31 Paul wasn’t interested in baptism or fancy talk. He was not out to impress anyone with his knowledge or his communication skills. He didn’t give a hoot what the world thought of him or of his preaching.…

Purity & Peace

1 Corinthians 1:1-17 Paul called attention to the fact that he was “called by the will of God” (1:1). He was called to be an apostle, to fulfill a specific role in the Early Church. We need to take care…

Why Men Hate Going To Church

I just finished reading “Why Men Hate Going to Church.” Murrow’s book was very hopeful, until I finished it. He has put his finger on a real problem — the feminization of Christianity. But the problem is even wider, it…

Marriage Amendment

:On the Horns of a Dilemma President George W. Bush has called for an amendment to the Constitution in order to stop the encroachment of those who want access to the various federal and state benefits that are accorded to…

Business Relationships

WIIFM (What’s In It For Me) is an acronym used by marketers and advertisers to structure their craft. WIIFM is the idea that people respond to marketing solely on the basis of what they will get from a particular product…

Born or Made?

From a Christian perspective it doesn’t matter whether homosexual orientation is genetic or learned. Rather, there are only two considerations pertinent to the issue of sin—any sin: 1) Can it be forgiven? And 2) is the sinner repentant? Being a Christian requires that each question be answered with an unqualified yes.