Whatever Became of Adultery?

No one understands adultery because we live in a day when marriage has been reduced to a legal contract which is the least binding of all legal contracts. As this year, 2014, draws to a close let’s take time to reflect back on the past twelve months; its accomplishments and its challenges. For those of us who have run for office, there are some very powerful memories. As for me, one of those was the vitriolic response in the press to the idea I have taught for years, an idea held firmly Read more […]

Ferguson and The Sixth Commandment: Murder v. Manslaughter

The Bible makes distinctions about the sixth commandment. On the evening of November 24th in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 2014, “after more than 3 months during which it met 25 times and heard 60 witnesses, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson on any of the five charges put forth by the prosecution ranging from second-degree involuntary manslaughter to first-degree murder in association with the death of unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown, who Read more […]

Jesus on Elder Care

With Social Security doomed, Jesus’ words on elder care are especially relevant to Christians today. Thursday is Thanksgiving, a time when traditionally families come together for a meal and hopefully to enjoy one another’s company. However, some financial analysts are predicting a war, here on the ground in America; a financial war between the generations, a war over how to pay, or even if to pay for the promises that have been made. It is “a showdown looming between the young and the Read more […]

Honoring Father and Mother

Both Father and Mother are God-given roles. Have you heard of the Canary in the coal mine? You know it is that allusion to caged canaries that miners would carry down into the mineshafts with them. If dangerous gases such as methane or carbon monoxide leaked into that shaft, the gases would kill the canary before killing the miners. The death of the canary provided a warning to exit the tunnels immediately. Is there a canary in the coalmine for a country or for a society? I believe Read more […]

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments are a law that provides liberty! Here’s how: The airplane is free only when it lands on the runway designed for it. Any other landing will bring disaster and death not freedom. Over this past weekend a memorial service was held for my friend John Lofton. It reminded me of what Ecclesiastes 7:2 states, “It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.” There Read more […]