Monthly Archives: April 2011

REASONABLE FAITH

Doubting Thomas. What a nickname to be saddled with. A close follower of Jesus, chosen by Jesus to be one of the Twelve, those who would have closest access to the Rabbi, to his miracles and his teachings. Yet, he was so disillusioned by the crucifixion of this man whom they were so sure was the Messiah that he refused to believe in his resurrection, even when ten of the Twelve testified that they had witnessed it with their own eyes. Thomas – a true skeptic. Then Jesus appeared to him. Continue reading

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WHAT THE INTERNET TELLS US ABOUT OURSELVES

One has to wonder about a cyber community that invites and facilitates acrimonious speech. The anonymity of those who comment plays to the dark side of human nature. Meanness does not require accountability. One can make unpleasant and painful comments without being confronted, except by another anonymous comment. This provides the darkness where sinful behavior loves to hide. Continue reading

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A VERY PRESENT HOPE

As we enter this Easter season, we are observing a political upheaval of global proportions. From protests to armed conflict, citizens of Bahrain, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan, Egypt and Libya seek to remove oppressive governments and replace them with political systems that provide more equity and justice. Continue reading

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AN EXPLANATION OF SORTS

Natural disasters appear to operate outside any system of justice. Serious questions scream for answers after watching innocent victims unfairly selected by an impersonal executioner for punishment. In the aftermath of these tragedies, God is inevitably dragged before a grand jury and indicted on charges of being unjust, unloving, capricious and cruel, if such a God who rules over the creation can even be found to exist. Continue reading

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