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Your money, your van, or your faith?

09/12/2008

A recent article in the Voice of the Martyrs newsletter, on the persecution of Christians in Indonesia, tells the story of pastor Abraham Bentar, a former Muslim who is now a Christian evangelist among his people. The VOM interview with him was conducted the day after he was released early from a …

The Reason for God

08/28/2008

Why does God allow suffering in the world? How could a loving God send people to Hell? Why isn’t Christianity more inclusive? How can one religion be “right” and the others “wrong”? Why have so many wars been fought in the name of God? These are just a few of the questions and doubts even ardent …

Praise the Lord…creeping things!

08/18/2008

The entire creation is commanded, in Psalm 148, to praise the Lord -- from dragons to judges, from snow to snowy-haired men. We are reminded by David, in Psalm 19, that all of creation is doing just that: "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork" (v.1). David …

The Chapmans with Larry King

08/08/2008

Jesus told us, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven" Matthew 5:16. Ironically, the light we are given, in Jesus Christ, shines brightest in our darkest personal circumstances. It is when we face the most soul-crushing, …

The dead are rising!

07/28/2008

Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. - John 5:25 I came across this verse not long ago, during our family devotion, and was struck anew by the word "now"... How wonderful to know that …

Creation Weekend- Day 3 and wrap-up

07/21/2008

Sunday morning was the climax and conclusion of Creation Weekend. The worship service began with a collection of appropriate hymns -- "Great Is Thy Faithfulness", "The Beauty of the Earth", "This Is My Father's World", "We Sing the Greatness of Our God", "Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah", and "How Great …

Creation Weekend- Days 1 and 2

07/20/2008

Friday evening began with a presentation by Dr. Terry Mortenson on "Creation or Evolution: Does It Matter?" Terry is a very able and interesting speaker and, along with a very helpful PowerPoint presentation, he led us through the consequences of differing interpretations of the Bible, the …