Think About It Archive

Maybe all dogs go to heaven, but all people don’t.

December 15, 2016

Maybe all dogs go to heaven, but all people don’t. So, are you good enough to get to heaven? Over 3/4 of Americans believe in heaven and over 3/4 of this 3/4 believe they‘ll make the cut. How about you? Intelligent, accomplished, nice people from all over the world are banking their eternities on the…

Make Christmas Great Again… Skip Church

December 7, 2016

These billboards will soon be towering over highways all across America. Do you become angry over signs like these? I admit I used to. “It is important for people to know religion has nothing to do with being a good person, and that being open and honest about what you believe – and don’t believe…

At The Core

December 1, 2016

At the core. It was more than splendid. It was a magnificent live oak towering and spreading across Forsyth Park in historic Savannah, Georgia. Admired for decades if not centuries, it seemed to be an eternal component of the park’s landscape with its enormous leafy limbs spreading like an enormous octopus and providing a thrilling…

Imagine

November 22, 2016

Imagine. People today still close their eyes and sing and sway with this pretty song and its lofty, dreamy ideals. Imagine there’s no heaven, no “real” hell. Imagine all the people living for today. (Wait a minute! Aren’t we doing that already?) Imagine there’s no religion and all the people live in peace. Imagine no…

Babel 2.0

November 16, 2016

Pick the subject of religious faith and you won’t have to travel abroad to experience a communication barrier. Whose problem is that? Both parties, I suppose. But wouldn’t Jesus who said “Go” (Matt. 28) and certainly Paul say we should communicate so people will understand? Paul said he “became all things to all people that…

Because you say so, I will

November 10, 2016

“Because you say so, I will.” How many people in your life who you barely know could influence you to do something way outside your better and well-seasoned judgment? In Luke 5 Peter the professional fisherman could have become a laughingstock by following the advice of a carpenter turned itinerant preacher. Peter was already weary…

Truth With Borders

November 2, 2016

Trust with borders. That’s really more like it, isn’t it? We may sing “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders” but for most of us that’s quite a stretch. Our currency says “In God We Trust” but that doesn’t mean what it used to. Our military says “Trust and verify” but isn’t that…

For The Bible Tells Me So

October 19, 2016

“For the bible tells me so . . . . so what?” Those who came to faith in Christ early in life are at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to relating “truth” to non-Christians and hard core skeptics who were not exposed to the bible and its teachings nor have any degree…

How to meet the Secret Millionaire.

October 12, 2016

How to meet the Secret Millionaire. The reality TV show is a big hit. But reality is bigger than life. The essence of the show has a mega wealthy person live undercover for a week in a poor and impoverished community environment. This person has a taste of life on the “other” side, connecting with…

It’s Not My Time Yet!

October 5, 2016

“It’s Not My Time Yet!” I realize sports news is rarely world changing, but it is sometimes life changing. Those 5 title words were among the last texted by Eduardo Rivera in response to a friend’s warning to “be careful, man!” Shore patrol soon thereafter recovered Rivera’s dead body along with elite and immensely popular…

Guilt Motivation

September 28, 2016

tliuG noitavitoM. That’s right. You can clearly see that Guilt Motivation has us taking the wrong perspective. Whether in relation to God or others, Satan wants us to feel the constant pressure of an inadequate performance. Certainly guilt motivation means that we are serving God in order to gain acceptance. With this perspective, we focus…

Bumper stickers, ugh!

September 21, 2016

Bumper stickers, ugh! Unless they’re funny, I don’t much like them. If they attempt to convey some spiritual message, I’d rather they not attempt. Have you seen the one that says “Try Jesus?” Sure, buddy, just give ol’ Jesus a trial run like you would a VW Passat. Try Pepsi! Try Nexium! Try Amazon Prime!…