Archive for the ‘J’ Category
Ask church people about their image in the community and they’re likely to reference “hospitals for the sick” or “lighthouses for lost.” Let’s face it; that’s how we like to see ourselves.
But one prostitute in Chicago has a completely different take on Christians and the Church. Continue reading
Matthew opens his version of the Good News of Jesus Christ with some unthinkably bad news: the King of the Jews, Herod the Great, becomes jealous and angry, and slaughters innocent baby boys born in and around Bethlehem. Since no other historian mentions this atrocity, many deny it ever took place.
Yeah, murdering innocent people would be soooooo out of character for King Herod…. Continue reading
Before “letting go” of something, most intelligent people take the time to analyze whether it’s wise to do so, or not. Most people, from stock traders to baseball traders want to make sure that what they’re getting is better than what they’re giving up.
Evidently, actress Julia Sweeney isn’t most people. Continue reading
Christianity seems strange to those who stand outside its number, partly because of the bold claims it makes about the most important facets of life. This reality isn’t restricted to our modern era; for almost 2,000 years, Christianity’s claims and practices have been misunderstood.
The misunderstandings begin with what Christianity is even called. Continue reading
In the summer of 2013, religious scholar, Dr. Reza Aslan, released a controversial book about Jesus entitled Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. It caused quite a stir in the media, and not just because Aslan is a practicing Muslim.
The controversy actually revolves around a confession he made in an interview. Continue reading
If you ever see one in the wild, your heart will skip a beat. Between 6 and 10 feet long, weighing anywhere from 350 to 550 pounds, lions have a commanding presence over their surroundings…and you! After learning more about these fearsome creatures, it’s easy to see why Jesus was called the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
Here are just a few of the extraordinary qualities that truly make lions the king of the jungle. Continue reading
It was “one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind” as humans walked upon the lunar surface of the moon in the summer of ‘69. Those brave astronauts cemented their triumph by leaving behind inarguable evidence of their visit to the celestial body.
They could have borrowed the idea from God; after all, He left strong proof of His visit to our planet, too. Continue reading
Till death do us part. That’s the vow most men and women take at their marriage…and the vow that too many break in divorce. Paul Rampell, a real estate lawyer in South Florida, has a “solution” for the problem of high divorce rates in America.
He suggests a “wedlease” instead of wedlock. Continue reading