Prayer Thought for the Month

My regular, as opposed to spontaneous, prayers each day include grace at each meal as well as the Lord’s Prayer and one prayer devoted to each of the four classic categories, spelling A-C-T-S:  one for adoration, one for confession, one for thanksgiving, and one for supplication.  I’m not bragging, by the way — far from … [Read more…]

Symmetrical Timeline

I was drawing a timeline of human history for my grandson, and was struck by a pleasing symmetry:  The Patriarchs lived around 2000 B.C., and of course we live around A.D. 2000, and right in the middle we have the birth of Jesus.  I’m not submitting this as proof of anything, and of course one … [Read more…]

Comparative Evangelism

Most of my (non-family) attention is divided between politics and religion, and I’ve been thinking about the similarities and, especially, the differences between the evangelism in each. For Christians, of course, evangelism is an important and serious business, mandated by God Himself in His “Great Commission.”  Political types also seek to make converts, but not … [Read more…]

Go to the Zoo

Following up on the preceding blogpost (“God Showing Off”), if you want to see more of God showing off, then go to the zoo. Our granddaughter’s recent two-year birthday party was at a city-run quasi-farm, geared to kids and with lots of cows, donkeys, goats, pigs, turkeys, and chickens that you could see up close. … [Read more…]

God Showing Off

My wife and I drove last weekend from one end of Virginia to the other on non-interstate highways, and the weather was beautiful and the scenery breathtaking.  And it occurred to me that perhaps those works of God that trigger not only thanks but deep adoration — love, natural beauty, complexity, music, laughter — are … [Read more…]

The Bachelor King

From the archives, here’s the first installment of “The Bachelor” series: It seems that the original bachelor had an unfortunate backstory, becoming separated from his first wife after he got drunk and tried to humiliate her.  To replace the unfortunate woman, the show conducted a search that was nationwide — indeed, known-world-wide.  An incredible number … [Read more…]

What Are the Odds?

We are told near the outset of the Bible that the Jews are God’s chosen people and that through them He will bless all mankind.  Now, what are the odds that this ancient collection of writings would not only survive but become probably the most influential book of all time, and that this quite small … [Read more…]

What Is God Doing, and What Is He Like?

You can always count on this blogsite to ask and answer the easy questions! One must acknowledge first of all that God is intelligent and all-present to an extent and in ways that we cannot begin to fathom.  But here are some thoughts I had on what His relationship with us might be like: Think … [Read more…]