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Chick-fil-A and the awe of God

07/10/2008

We are happy that Chick-fil-A, a Christian-owned and operated business, has offered to sponsor Creation Weekend by providing sandwiches for Saturday's lunch at the Creation Museum. Owner/operators Doug and Karen Peters, of Chick-fil-A Springdale , have graciously partnered with us to provide this …

A readiness to present the message that is needed

07/07/2008

Yesterday I finished reading Jay Adams' little, but very helpful, book Truth Applied. In his typically good-humored and accessible -- but practical and powerful -- style, Adams lays out in the opening pages the importance of "applying" truth: When you "apply" pressure to a wound, you make forceful …

Lunch with Dr. Terry Mortenson from Answers in Genesis

07/03/2008

A 2006 CBS poll concluded that 55% of Americans do not believe that humans evolved, and the vast majority says that even if they evolved, God guided the process. Only 13 percent say that God was not involved. These findings closely mirror the statistics of the Gallup organization, which also shows …

If you could ask God one question

07/01/2008

If you could ask God one question, what would it be? This age old question gave rise to Paul Williams and Barry Cooper's book, which seeks to answer twelve of these FAQs, using the Bible. Unlike many books that claim to speak to unbelievers, but really only serve as a cheerleader to believers, this …

“Evolving standards of decency” measure right and wrong

06/26/2008

In a landmark decision the U.S. Supreme Court decided Wednesday that child rapists can't be executed. Laying aside the entire capital punishment debate, what was perhaps most disturbing about the decision was the basis given for the court's measure of right and wrong. An article by CNN reports: …

This is what it means to be held

06/21/2008

This song by Natalie Grant has humbled and encouraged many saints over the past few years, in the midst of painful trials and heartaches. My wife and I were blessed by it while passing through the challenges and uncertainties of adoption, and I was reminded of it as I prayed for several friends who …

Good news for today’s news

06/17/2008

This morning, as I peruse the headlines on Google news, there are many weighty issues facing America and the world. This is certainly not always the case, since many days the top headlines are stretching so far as to include Hollywood gossip or insignificant human interest stories in order to try …

Today with Oswald

06/12/2008

Our family is currently using Oswald Chambers' classic My Utmost for His Highest in our morning devotions. I was particularly struck by the truth, and the importance, of the following observation in today's entry. While there are still some self-righteous, legalistic personalities like the …

Dilbert on sovereignty

06/11/2008

(click on the image to enlarge) It isn't possible to anticipate and head off every improbable event -- or is it? Here is one more reason why God is God, and we are not: "All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose" Romans 8:28. And …