Everything listed under: Contemporary Issues

  • Prayer for Today

    I have found the following puritan prayer from Valley of Vision, written 4 centuries ago, particularly appropriate in our current national circumstances. Our Lord never changes. He is the God for all ages!

  • Planned Parenthood

    The Denial of the Obvious Just a thought about the current video exposing Planned Parenthood's harvesting aborted baby body parts and negotiating prices for them. Am I the only one who wonders how long Planned Parenthood can remain on the public dole? The most recent fiasco defies understanding.

  • Gay Marriage Ruling

    Gay Marriage: It's the Law!  Citizens dancing in the streets with unrestrained joy over the Supreme Court ruling that opens marriage to same sex couples and, as a practical matter, redefines marriage. This is actually happening here in the United States! And the endgame has not yet been reached!

  • Another Jesus

      A few years ago, I received an email blast addressing the issue of religious plurality fashionable at that time and a nearly foregone conclusion these days. I thought it worthy of resurrecting and passing along especially in light of the ever expanding influence of Islam today. It is based on 2 Corinthians 11: 3-4, "But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity  of devotion to Christ.

  • The Christian and Politics

    Hope in God, Not the Ballot Box Introduction Recall 2 Chronicles 6+7.  During a brilliant twenty year period at the zenith of Israel’s monarchical history, King Solomon succeeded in erecting a spectacular temple dedicated to the worship of the Living God of Israel as well as building a beautiful royal palace. For the building of the temple alone, the King conscripted 150,000 workers along with 3600 supervisors!. Little wonder the chronicler concludes that upon completing the temple and pala...

  • Popular Atheism

    Popular Atheism Definition of atheism The term is simply “no god”.  Atheism can mean a lack of belief in a god or the belief that there is no god. Some atheists are non-theists; others are anti-theists. Common characteristics of atheism Popular atheism has become more and more aggressively militant in recent years.

  • Same Sex Marriage

    Same Sex Marriage At the time of this writing, homes, hallways, break rooms, news media, classrooms,  and even churches are filled with discussions regarding the gay marriage issue. Sometimes "shrill rhetoric" is a better description. While most Christians agree that the Church should strive to preserve the sanctity of marriage, opinions differ on how to influence our culture to this end.