Category Archives: religion

The Nature of Religion

August 21 Noted sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke once said: “Religion is the most malevolent of all mind viruses.” Famous ‘philosopher’ Bill Murray stated: “Religion is the worst enemy of mankind. No single war… has killed more people than religion.” … Continue reading

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Mounds and Mounds

August 20 Over the weekend, my wife and I went to a state park with an astounding history. About a thousand years ago this park was the site of the largest city in North America – inhabited by a people … Continue reading

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Christianity… a Religion?

May 8 “Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.” (Jesus – John 17:3) Whenever we talk about other religions, invariably someone will object: “Wait a minute! … Continue reading

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Other Roads to God… Buddhism

May 3 Essentially a religion without God (some say a philosophy), Buddhism is practiced by an estimated half billion people worldwide (mostly in the far east). Buddhism had its beginnings with a man named Siddhartha Gautama (560 – 480 B.C.) … Continue reading

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Other Roads to God… Islam

  May 1 As of 2017, the world’s largest group of believers, profess to be Christians (with an estimated number of 2.2 billion adherents). Second on that list are those who profess to be Muslims (1.8 billion). The beginnings of … Continue reading

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Other Roads to God… Introduction

April 30 When it comes to matters of faith, we have all heard someone say, “What does it really matter… all roads lead to God anyway.” This is a common belief. In some ways, it is a comforting belief… because … Continue reading

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The Unseen in the Christmas Story

  December 22 Today, I want to talk about all the people who were never mentioned in the Christmas story – yet, when we think about it… they are so integral in the message of Christmas. I’m talking about all … Continue reading

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Obedience; part 2

June 28 We have been talking about obedience to God. And about how it is not contingent upon keeping a bunch of religious rules. But one of the things that is often troubling is the fact that, in the Old … Continue reading

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Obedience

June 27 Any serious look at the Scriptures leads us back to a principle that often gets confused. We cannot escape it: The Bible calls us to obedience. We are all commanded to obey God. This may be the reason … Continue reading

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Religion and Rules

June 26 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Luke 10:27) I grew up in a church … Continue reading

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