In the beginning, Adam and Eve were completely transparent in the Garden. It wasn’t their lack of clothing. It was their attitudes. It was the way they conducted their lives. Since there was no sin, there was no need to hide. But after the fall, everything for Adam and Eve changed. God called out, “Adam, where are you?” but it was not a holy game of hide and seek. God knew exactly where Adam was even though Adam did his… Read more

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Josh Hamilton had the world ahead of him. Picked no. 1 in the 1999 draft by Tampa Bay, what more could a high school senior want? The Devil Rays believed he was such a complete package that they dubbed him the “future of the franchise.” He could pitch – clocked at 96 miles an hour – but baseball salivated over his offensive skills even more.He was given a $3.9 million signing bonus that fueled a dangerous lifestyle… Read more

On Friday night, ABC’s 20/20 aired an episode called “Seeing and Believing: The Power of Faith.”It seems the media has a fleeting fascination with people who are motivated with things beyond money or possessions or pleasure. We are freaks in their estimation and they often go out of their way to demonstrate the ‘freakiest’ among us.Ater a long week of traveling the West, I was out of gas but decided to give the program a few minutes of my attention… Read more

Jesus tells a story in Matthew 18 about the “unforgiving servant.” A man approached the King, having owed him the modern equivalent of 12 million dollars. There was no way to pay the money back and the only payment option left at this point was to sell the man and his family into slavery and all of his possessions would be seized. The man begged for mercy and the king forgave his debt in its entirety. Then, out of the… Read more

“Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.”– Jesus Christ, John 16.22″One man’s theology is another man’s belly laugh.”-Robert A. HeinleinRed Letter Believers are people who know how to celebrate. There far too many dour – yet sincere – Christians, who only know the life of sorrow and penitence. They are permanently prostate –– repenting of unknown sins, confessing long-forgiven attitudes and humbled… Read more

Fake man or man of faith Duane Chapman, who goes by the name “Dog the Bounty Hunter” is a head busting, TV star who chases criminals on the lam. He also claims to be a born-again Christian whose show on A&E is filled with biblical references and expressions of faith.Before he goes to hunt a bounty, he gathers the family and they bow their heads and pray for safety and for the capture “in Jesus name.”Right now, Chapman, his son… Read more

It’s not often that television programming gives us the opportunity to broach the subject of God with our co-workers, but for the next few weeks, this chance is available to us.Currently playing on the Discovery Channel is the 11 part mini-series, Planet Earth. Painstakingly shot over 5 years, this expansive, brilliantly photographed series depicts our planet in ways most of us will never see in our lifetimes except for on film.The grandeur of our planet is laid out in such… Read more

Jesus said that a good tree can’t produce bad fruit and, conversely, a bad tree can’t produce good fruit.What happens when we feel like bursting with a harvest of red ripe Fuji’s but we are still firmly rooted in a nasty patch of thistles just waiting to draw the blood of our neighbors?At work I find that this duplicity haunts me almost daily. One moment I feel filled with the Holy Spirit as I stand ready to love and support… Read more

An IT technician is Alaska made a big mistake.While doing some computer maintenance on the Alaska State computer that maintains the permanent royalty fund, he formatted the disk drive during a route maintenance check.He then inadvertently formatted the backup drive.”No worries, we have tape backup, right?”Much to his horror, the backup tapes were unreadable.The fund, which pays about 1,100 yearly to each Alaska citizen, is synonymous with the states biggest perk. It has a worth of $38 billion, so it… Read more

Tomorrow marks the 200th anniversary of William Wilberforce’s triumphant crusade to abolish slavery. Wilberforce was relentless. Each year he argued for truth and righteousness. Each year he was voted down.On Feb. 23, 1807, after two decades of determination by Member of Parliament Wilberforce, the House of Commons voted to abolish the British slave trade,changing the course of history.He could have backed down. He could have quit. 23 years of failure. 23 years of mockery by the elite. But he stood… Read more

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