Have a Ministry in Your Golden Years

I just returned home yesterday from being with my mother in Seattle this past weekend to celebrate her 95th birthday. She's doing well, no physical problems, still walks on her own, and has long gray hair, so it is not totally white. She still has her mind and fairly good memory. We expect her to go to at least a hundred.My eldest sister lives in Kirkland, a suburb of Seattle. She finally convinced mother eight years ago to sell her house in West Seattle and move into an assisted living home … [Read more...]

A Pastor Lists His Favorite Books–Mine Included

Today, Pastor Mike Sublett of Pampa, Texas, posted this on his Facebook page:If God said that you had to get rid of all of your books, whether on a shelf or a device, except 10, which 10 would you keep? Here are mine:1- my Bible 2- The Chronological Life of Christ by Mark Moore 3- Moments With The Savior by Ken Gire 4- The Gospels Interwoven by Kermit Zarley  5- E. M. Bounds on Prayer 6- Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill 7- Victory Through Surrender by E. Stanley Jones 8- The P … [Read more...]

Is the USA a Christian Nation?

That depends on who you ask. How you define what a Christian nation is? How are you going to get people on the same page with that one? You aren't. Definitions will be all over the map!Last Tuesday, Idaho state Senator Sheryl Nuxoll and two other fellow Republican senators refused to attend an Idaho Senate session because Hindu cleric Rajan Zed of Reno, Nevada, opened it with a Hindu prayer. Senator Nuxoll defended their absence by saying the U.S. "is a Christian nation based on Christian … [Read more...]

My First Journal Article

I am happy to report that, today, the Journal of Pentecostal Theology accepted my article submission for publication in their fall issue this year. This article is about eight pages in length and similar in content to my post on this blog on November 1, 2013, which is entitled "Jesus' Kingdom Keys Explain Spirit Baptism." Furthermore, this article addresses the primary distinctive in Pentecostalism, which Pentecostals call "subsequence," that baptism with the Holy Spirit occurs sometime after … [Read more...]

Did Jesus Rise on the “Third Day” or after “Three Days”?

(The following is an excerpt from my book, The Third Day Bible Code, but without footnotes. Gr.=Greek)Christian tradition has always been that Jesus was crucified on Friday and resurrected on Sunday, so that he arose from the dead on the third day. But strangely, the New Testament (NT) never states categorically what day Jesus was crucified and died. It does say both events occurred on the same day and that Jesus was raised from the dead early the following Sunday morning. This NT omission … [Read more...]

Padraig Harrington Finally Wins

Padraig Harrington, a 43-year old Irishman and three-time major championship winner, finally won a tournament today on the PGA Tour--the Honda Classic at the PGA National Golf Club at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He had gone winless for seven years and was about a very distant 385th in the World Sony Rankings. When you experience that much of a slump, you begin to doubt yourself a lot. This win couldn't have happened to a seemingly nicer guy. But it was looking bleak for him at the end of … [Read more...]

Did Jesus Carry His Entire Cross?

In CNN's television documentary first shown last night and entitled "Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact or Forgery," they had Jesus dragging his entire cross to Golgotha, and they said it would have weighed about 300 pounds. Plus, in their further protrayal, as Jesus arrived at Golgotha the entire cross is laid on the ground and Jesus is attached to it as in Mel Gibson's blockbuster movie, "The Passion of the Christ." All of this is indeed how Christians have traditionally conceived of the Via Dolorosa … [Read more...]

The Shroud of Turin Is Not Jesus’ Burial Cloths

Tonight, CNN presented a one hour television documentary special entitled "Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery." I thought this title was inappropriate because the entire episode was about whether or not the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus. Thus, the title should have had "Shroud of Turin" in it or the like. CNN did some advertizing of this special, so I think they were a bit deceptive about whole thing. They interviewed some scholars, including Ben Witherington III who I know.I … [Read more...]


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