Mar 23

Did the Easter Bunny rise up from the grave?

The way most people approach Easter, one would think that the Easter Bunny was the reason for the holiday! Each time Easter (or Christmas, or some other Christian holiday) comes around, I am forced to question whether the commercialization of … Continue reading

Mar 06

Looking for the “wisdom store”

This is a follow-up post to the article, “Jesus – right on time.” (See the “James On Trial” site for more on this title… http://james.justordinaryfolks.com/2009/09/looking-wisdom/) “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2Pet … Continue reading

Mar 01

Scandal in the church

The Christian church has seen its share of scandal over the past 100 years. I will not list the priests from the Catholic Church who have been accused of sexual abuse of children. In the protestant churches we have a … Continue reading

Feb 26

Gay Divorce – pro or con?

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Ethics

Can you have your cake and eat it too? ABC news is reporting that a New York judge is granting a lesbian couple a formal divorce – even though New York does NOT allow gay marriage! I am trying to … Continue reading

Feb 26

Pew Report on Religion – Where have all the flowers gone?

Back in the ’50s Pete Seeger wrote & recorded the song, “Where have all the flowers gone?” (later made famous by Peter, Paul & Mary.) I have adapted that phrase to the report just released by the Pew Forum. The … Continue reading

Feb 24

What do you need?

There is often a confusion between “needs” and “wants.” But if we assume that we have that question solved, what is it that we really NEED? Paul addressed that issue to the church at Corinth in 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 where … Continue reading

Feb 13

God’s Treasures

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Encouraging Messages

On Sunday (Feb 10, 08) I spoke about the Scripture “Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures … Continue reading