The Problem of Thanksgiving for the Unbeliever

I suppose that I should make one qualification up front. And that is that I personally know a number of non-Christians who are very thankful people and who thoroughly enjoy the celebration of this American holiday. There can be no doubting the deep Christian roots of this event, but regardless of one’s faith (or lack… Read More

Bread and Circuses

Let me paint a picture for you of a culture where the Senate ruled over the people and the “commoners” had little say over what laws were enacted in the land. The culture that I am describing was one where many flocked to the cities of jobs, though they would only earn poverty level wages.… Read More

Does Your Location Affect Your Religion?

Recently, I heard a challenge to Christianity that was worded like this:  “The only reason you identify yourself as Christian is because you were born in America; if you had been born in Iraq, you would be Muslim and if you had been born in northern India, you would be Hindu—religion is nothing more than… Read More

Revealing God (John 17:6)

“I have made your name known to the people whom you gave me out of this world; they were yours, even so, you gave them and they have guarded your word.” (John 17:6) Jesus has made the Father’s name known.  What a remarkable statement this is!  Often we find agnostics speaking of their pursuit of… Read More

The Glory of Christ Before Creation

“And now, glorify me, Father, with yourself, in the glory, which I had with you before the cosmos existed.” (John 17:5) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word with God, and God was the Word. This one was in the beginning with God. (John 1:1-2) In these last days he spoke to us… Read More

Our God in Heaven (Psalm 115:2-3)

“Why should the nations say, ‘Now, where is their God?’ Our God is in the heavens— All that he delights in, he does.” (Psalm 115:2-3)               Indeed, those who have made gods to worship out of gold and silver do look at us and ask us how we can worship a God that we… Read More