Browsing content published during October 2015

As If I Never Existed

It is as if I never existed. At least it would I seem I did not exist until I was about 12 years old, and I sort of merged into life. There are no family photo albums, no scrapbook full of achievements, no memories of family get togethers. There was one photograph of me in […]

Broken

I met with a man yesterday who has suffered a personal failure. We didn’t talk too much; mostly I just held him and cried. I did say to him, but really need to speak to us all: “Failure does not define a man; it identifies him as a man.” What defines a man is his […]

There is NO Religious Persecution in America

There. I’ve said it. There is no religious persecution in America. It is all just a great big misunderstanding. Allow me to explain. I have been preaching exegetically through the early chapters of the Book of Acts recently. As I have poured over the first six chapters or so I have learned so much about […]

The Gospel According to Facebook

Yet again, the purportedly enlightened but seriously flawed “gospel according to social media” is being propagated with reckless abandon. Seriously, I don’t even know why we even need such an antiquated literary device as the Holy Scriptures what with all those words and NO pictures. I checked again this morning – not a single meme […]

The Story of Joseph

   Last night my wife and I, along with several members of our family attended a performance of Joseph at the fabulous Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. (www.sight-sound.com) I am a frequent visitor to the area and to the theater as I often bring groups from our church to enjoy the most excellent […]