“Good” Good News vs “Bad” Good News

We’ve all seen little religious leaflets someone leaves at our front doors or in restaurant bathrooms; or, from time to time we see them being blown about on downtown sidewalks on a windy day. Sure you’ve seen them: the kind a zealous religious person hands to you as you round a street corner or youContinue reading ““Good” Good News vs “Bad” Good News”

Daddy’s Favorite Child

Have you ever thought, “I believe God loves me, but I’m not so certain He likes me”? If you’ve ever said or thought something like that, read on… Daddy God (literally “Papa” God) is infinite; that means He has no bounds and no limits. He is also infinitely loving, meaning his core character—the very essence ofContinue reading “Daddy’s Favorite Child”

Speak the Word

An old song contains these insightful words which still ring very true more than 200 years since they were written: “Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life!Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life!” A reference in the biblical Book of Proverbs proclaims: “Death and life are in theContinue reading “Speak the Word”

The Harness of the Lord

God continues to do all that is necessary to bring his children into absolute conformity to his perfect will. After all, haven’t his children prayed for centuries for his will to be done on earth as it is in heaven? Yes, this is a glorious time in which he is working in the Church asContinue reading “The Harness of the Lord”

Depression

Psychiatric definition of depression:  “When a person feels sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or ‘down in the dumps.’  Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods.  True depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for an extended period ofContinue reading “Depression”

Truth

2,000 years ago Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor who sentenced Jesus to die on a Roman Cross, asked Jesus: “What is truth?” (John 18: 38) Jesus had previously claimed of himself: “I am . . . the truth.” (John 14: 6) Speaking about truth on another occasion, Jesus emphasized that when people embrace and comeContinue reading “Truth”

Imagine That

I’m going to teach you a quick lesson in human makeup. God created humans as three-part beings, somewhat fashioned after his three-part being–The Trinity. Three parts, yet one; one, yet three. Humans are created with a spirit, a soul, and a body. Think of a bullseye or a target with a circle in the centerContinue reading “Imagine That”

Creating My Future

Both my past and my future begin right now, this very instant.  My past is ever swirling and eddying behind me, and my future ever beginning, ever unfolding  endlessly before me, ever becoming my past, ever changing . . . God and I ever co-creating it according to his eternal purposes for my life.” Previously,Continue reading “Creating My Future”

Religious Dogma

This teaching is simply some very basic information from various extra-biblical (not non-biblical, or anti-biblical!) resources for those people who believe the biblical concept of apokatastasis (as defined a few paragraphs later).  Believe it or not, this lengthy writing really is a simple listing of only about 25 resources, BUT God has asked me toContinue reading “Religious Dogma”

21st Century Church

I am writing this teaching in the first year of the 21st century—2001. I wonder what people will think who might read it in the early 22nd century. Will they feel the article was timely, appropriate, and correct? Or, might they feel I was a “false prophet” when I wrote it and none of theContinue reading “21st Century Church”