What Will Make Me Happy?

Everybody wants to be happy. The question is, “What will make a person happy?” The book of Ecclesiastes is remarkable because it provides a detailed account of a wealthy, powerful man pursuing various supposed means of becoming happy, or contented. Solomon tries every main category of secular pursuit. That is, he looks for happiness “under […]

Human Life Under Fire

In the Netherlands, euthanasia is a legal way for a person with a terminal physical illness to end his life. In the Netherlands, euthanasia is also a legal way for a person with a mental condition to end his own life. As the New York Post reports, a Dutch person can be euthanized if he […]

A Husband’s Eulogy for His Wife

Monty Williams is a former NBA basketball player and currently an assistant coach with Oklahoma City Thunder. Earlier this month, Williams’ wife Ingrid was killed in a car accident when Susannah Donaldson’s car, traveling at 92 miles per hour, crossed over the median and hit Mrs. Williams’ car head-on. Both women died, and three of […]

A Tragic Anniversary, an Ongoing Holocaust

The word “holocaust” literally denotes a “situation in which many people are killed.” ((“Holocaust,” Merriam-Webster, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holocaust (2015).)). When we think of the word “holocaust,” we usually think of the German-led murder of six million Jews and about three million others. But speaking strictly in terms of number of deaths, there is an ongoing holocaust in […]

The Devil’s Entertainment

Americans spend more money on the lottery than on any other form of “leisure.” ((“How much do Americans spend on the lottery? The amount is staggering,” CNN, http://myfox8.com/2015/02/11/how-much-do-americans-spend-on-the-lottery-the-amount-is-staggering/ (2015).)) American gamblers are seeking either (1) entertainment; or (2) wealth; or both. I use the words “leisure” and “entertainment” here only to highlight that lottery proponents […]

The Bible and Doping in Sports

In sports there is sometimes a desire to win at practically all costs. Drugs employed by athletes for sport include agents that make the body stronger, larger, increase oxygen carrying capacity, provide energy and/or stimulation, and decrease recovery time after exertion. ((Ray Tricker and David L. Cook, Athletes at Risk: Drugs and Sport (Dubuque: Wm. […]

The Main Reason Why There Is No Racial Supremacy

In the wake of the senseless killing of nine church attendees in Charleston, South Carolina last week, there has been much attention to the issue of racial supremacy. Dylann Roof is suspected of committing the Charleston murders because he believed that the white race has greater dignity than the black race. Racial supremacy is rightly […]

Hypocrites!

Hypocrites are a particular breed of liars. They are by definition, insincere play-actors. The Greek word translated “hypocrite” refers to those who are on the stage playing a role. We use the word “hypocrite” as Jesus did, to refer to those who don’t practice what they preach. Sometimes, tragically, people will leave the church and […]

Dignity and Brittany Maynard

Last Saturday, November 1, Brittany Maynard took her own life. She committed suicide as “the public face of the controversial right-to-die movement” by taking advantage of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act and taking a fatal dose of prescribed barbiturates. Maynard had been diagnosed with a glioblastoma which, according to doctors, would end her life in […]

Chipotle v. Work

Christians must be constantly vigilant that they do not think as the enemies of the cross do. As the old song says, the devil has been busy in our backyard. Next time you stop into a Chipotle Mexican Grill for a burrito, your meal may come in something unexpected: A bag with a message that […]

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