A Man from Mars

Suppose we were to give a Bible to a man from Mars and tell him to follow the New Testament explicitly. If he did, having never heard of religion, what would be the results?  He...

The Hottest Spice

Currently, the hottest pepper is officially the Carolina Reaper, cultivated by “Smokin” Ed Currie in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The official 2017 Guinness World Record heat level was 1,641,183 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Is your...

A Caring Cowboy

A family, all nine of them, loaded all their earthly possessions into a covered wagon pulled by a four-horse hitch and set out to join fourteen other families leaving Arkansas headed for Texas and...

Can’t Be Stopped

Can’t Be Stopped A funny story came out of the old Brooklyn Dodgers football team in the early years of professional football.  George Cafego played halfback for the Dodgers. One day they were playing the New...

Does the Bible Offer Hope for Depression?

Note: This article considers the spiritual side of a serious topic. Please note that depression sometimes necessitates medical intervention.  Depression is perhaps the most common emotional problem that we face today. Experts suggest as many...

Pro-Choice?

After I spoke at a public high school on the pro-life position, the pro-choice instructor took me to the faculty lounge for lunch. He pointed to a table where four teachers were smoking and...

The Most Difficult Command

On July 2, 1893, the celebrated Restoration leader J. W. McGarvey delivered an address in Louisville, Kentucky. It was simply titled “Repentance.”  If God were giving special miraculous gifts, McGarvey said he would not ask...

Have You Read the Book That Shaped America?

America’s earliest settlers came in search of religious freedom, to escape religious persecution—which has again become an issue in modern times.  A new arrival who joined the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1623 “blessed God for...

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

I admit a curiosity for bumper stickers. On occasion, one succinctly states a great truth or at least provokes reasonable thought. Once I stopped at a light, and the car in front of mine had...

In Pursuit of Hope

An S-4 submarine crew became trapped after they were rammed off the coast of Massachusetts. The sub sank immediately. Rescue efforts failed. Near the end, a diver heard tapping and placed his helmeted ear...