Think About It Archive

Is the “good news” (gospel)…

June 29, 2017

Is the “good news” (gospel) still “good” news or do we no longer need a message of goodness and hope? We shouldn’t be surprised because scripture is clear when it declares “the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing.” (1 Cor. 1:18) Yes, I know the verse follows with a “but.”…

Have you noticed a tendency…

June 22, 2017

Have you noticed a tendency in many older people is that they are looking back at life and not looking forward? This appears to be an indicator that they see the significance of their lives and perhaps the “best days” as those days gone by, rather than the plans, opportunities, and usefulness the Lord has…

Christianity complicates a life

June 17, 2017

Christianity complicates a life. Making the decision to take on a life of faith and seriously pursuing it will most certainly be more than the initiate bargained for. It doesn’t matter if your life of faith began at a church camp or altar at the age of 9 or if you found yourself more questioning,…

If you were around in 1855…

June 8, 2017

If you were around in 1855 you might have heard the hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” People still sing it today. Carol King in 1971 wrote and sang “You’ve Got a Friend.” James Taylor also put that out in the same year and that was his only #1 Best Selling song. In…

There’s one thing we can give to Jesus that no-one else can give…

June 3, 2017

There’s one thing we can give to Jesus that no-one else can give, and it’s the one thing that most of us struggle with regularly in our frantic, time-starved, device driven, non-stop lives. We tend to be very selfish with it and can find many ways to justify keeping it to ourselves. Our time. As…

Are you skeptical of God’s goodness?

May 25, 2017

Are you skeptical of God’s goodness? Most people are, at least sometimes. We all have our scripts as to how we want to see our lives work out: our kid’s happy and marrying well; having enough resources to live on both now and even after we possibly might retire; getting that sought after job; sustaining…

Most of you won’t relate to what I am about to write

May 18, 2017

Most of you won’t relate to what I am about to write. But you probably know someone who could. I don’t know about you, but I have resigned myself to the fact that not all people will make their way to faith in Christ, including people I care for very much. Scripture speaks of one…

Is Truth Dead?

May 11, 2017

That’s what the recent cover of Time Magazine asks. Time magazine reached back to 1966 in form and color when they posed the question “Is God Dead?” While God may still be “dead” or a non-issue to many people today, questioning the existence of “truth” is very much “alive” whether debated in the context of…

Afraid of the dark?

May 4, 2017

You just might be, even more so than you care to admit. This is truer in the lives of people of faith than we might realize. It may not be the monster under our beds or the scary animal hiding in our closets, but we sometimes are still vulnerable to paralysis and meltdown when crises,…

Are we living similar to those under Jewish law…

April 28, 2017

Are we living similar to those under Jewish law, relying on a “process” to experience God’s forgiveness when we sin instead of acknowledging this solution has been accomplished for us in Christ? It was thought by many at the time that John the Baptist was the long awaited Jewish Messiah. He would have no part…

Where are you in the learning process?

April 20, 2017

Where are you in the learning process? In this age of instant access to facts and info, are you learning what God has said to you in the Bible? Is doctrine important to you, or do you see it as dull and irrelevant, maybe food for someone else’s thought? Let me state two reasons why…

A dead man walked and that means what?

April 12, 2017

A dead man walked and that means what? Today was an unusual day, but perhaps in some “sideways” way it was God’s response to my prayers. God’s replies are not always clear to me. I hope you fare better than that. My day began by meeting again with a young man who months ago blew…