Why Do Americans Believe That Jesus Is A Commodity?

A commodity has several definitions. The most useful is an interchangeable item that satisfies a want or need in the marketplace. For example, a pound of pure (99.9%) metal has a value. It does not matter where it came from or who made it. The same types of coffee beans, grains, or even computer chips, …

Why Him? Why Now? A Review of Messages by John Michael Hileman

Messages is described as a "fictional allegory," similar to a parable. A parable uses physical elements to teach a spiritual lesson. David Chance develops a sudden "talent." Words stand out in posters, newspapers, even movie titles, and give him "messages." Some might object to these extrabiblical revelations. The story has plenty of Scripture and biblical …

Grace and Salt on Twitter (And some Light, Too, I Hope)

(Pictured above are Rex, Nessie, Sonny and Sis from the Disciplesaurs Puppet Play Series) Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person (Colossians 4:6). Someone shared a link on Facebook the other day, in an authors' group to which …

Important Points Which Must Be Covered in Education

I. The Bible is the authoritative foundation for science, arts, literature, math, history, geography, geology, physics, chemistry, medicine, biology and all other academic disciplines. Anything which contradicts the Word of God either directly or by ignoring it, is in error. II. The Material universe was created out of the non material world. III. The Original …

Nature Red in Tooth and Claw

The quote "Nature red in tooth and claw" comes from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's very long series of poems "In Memoriam A.H.H," completed in 1849. Many evolutionists quote this phrase in support of their ideas of natural selection. When he began to write this poem, Tennyson questioned God's love and sovereignty over nature because of the …

The Religion of Physics I: What Is Physics?

"I put a lot of effort into writing A Briefer History [of Time] at a time when I was critically ill with pneumonia because I think that it's important for scientists to explain their work, particularly in cosmology. This now answers many questions once asked of religion."1 "What I have done is to show that …

Comments on The Little Prince by Antoine de Sainte-Exupery

"But if you tame me, my life will be filled with sunshine. ..." The fox to the Little Prince in the story of that name by Antoine de Sainte-Exupery People have tried to make me like The Little Prince for many years. I have read excerpts from it. Usually I don't even respond when people …

Giants, Genetics and Original Sin

After the death of Virgil in the First Century BC, the Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar posthumously published his Aeneid. Caesar Augustus loved this book because it took the history of Rome, romanticized it and treated it as "prophecy." Virgil built on an existing legend about the founding of Rome. He expanded a story around that …