Who is Jesus? Key biblical, historical, and scientific evidence.

IF YOU ASK 100 PEOPLE the critical question: "Who is Jesus?" You'll likely get 100 different, and some bizarre, answers. So, Who is Jesus? In this article we will consider the following: 1. Who did Jesus claim to be?2. When did the Old Testament say the Messiah would arrive?Genesis 49:10Daniel 9:24–26Joel 2:31–323. Is there any … Continue reading Who is Jesus? Key biblical, historical, and scientific evidence.

Does Pastoral Abuse Invalidate Christianity?

A just released, 887-page grand jury report states that 301 Catholic priests have abused 1,000 children over a 70-year period in Pennsylvania. The report also documents the church leadership’s massive cover up of these unconscionable acts. The problem was systemic. The church hierarchy not only failed to protect the most vulnerable under their care; they … Continue reading Does Pastoral Abuse Invalidate Christianity?

Gray-haired Heroes of Faith

SINCE LAST SEPTEMBER, I’ve been a discussion leader in the Alpha evangelism program on Thursday nights at our church. It’s an international program that’s been around since 1990. You probably know about it. Each night participants streamed into the auditorium and made their way to their tables. Well, not all of them streamed-in. There were … Continue reading Gray-haired Heroes of Faith

Intimacy with God: Give Thanks

Fantasy is popular today.  There are fantasy movies, fantasy games, fantasy books, and of course fantasy football. We love it because anything goes. It’s all just made up. Worlds are created where anyone can do, or be, anything. The only rule is that there are no rules. And just when we assume there is a … Continue reading Intimacy with God: Give Thanks

The Heart’s Longing for God

Billy Joel’s song “The River of Dreams”[1] vocalizes his heart’s deep longing for something. Something he thought he would never lose. Something undefined . . . but sacred. Something taken from his soul. “In the middle of the night” while he slept, says the singer, his heart went searching through fear, doubt, and truth. His mind … Continue reading The Heart’s Longing for God