Category Archives: World View

What Is Success?

An article entitled, How the public views the secret to America’s success, was posted July 1, 2016 on the Pew Research Center web site http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/01/americas-success/ . It focused on two views: “Reliance on principles” and “Ability to change” and used … Continue reading

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The Pathway To Truth Or The Maze Of Your Own Understanding?

I was 31 years old when I received Christ.  I was already a fully formed adult with my own world view and a baggage load of experience behind me.  But when I began to grow in my faith I saw that I … Continue reading

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Do You Really Believe?

The first thing I want to say is that my purpose in writing this is to reasonably examine and discuss how we look at our Biblical faith. It is always my hope that those who read what I have to … Continue reading

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In The Beginning

The first sentence of the Bible is, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” I consider that statement to be absolutely true, not simply in terms of giving mental assent, but after the manner of a conviction, … Continue reading

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Free To Believe ~ Free To Speak

People believe what they want to.  And rare indeed is the person who changes his beliefs, once he’s settled on what’s his own.  That’s pretty much why most folks don’t spend much time examining or discussing their beliefs.  Everything’s already … Continue reading

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To Whom Much Is Given

It is apparent to me that fewer and fewer folks — even those who have been “educated” — really know or understand the Bible.  On June 1st Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, in a speech given to Princeton graduates, gave … Continue reading

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Exercising Freedom Or Exercising Hate?

The other day as I was getting my hair cut, I overheard a conversation about the fighting in Libya.  A lady was saying, “There’s just too much hate in the world.  It doesn’t take that much to show a little … Continue reading

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Basic Assumptions And The Debate Between Faith And Skepticism

In the 13th chapter of the book of Judges we read about a man, who is an angel, who is God.  Scholars who study this kind thing call it a theophany or a Christophany — a tangible manifestation of God … Continue reading

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“Kill The Infidel”

[UPDATE, April 8,2013: When I wrote this post I had not yet read The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) by Robert Spencer. http://www.amazon.com/Politically-Incorrect-Guide-Islam-Crusades/dp/0895260131 This book is an excellent resource for anyone who wishes to examine the basis … Continue reading

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Educated Idiots

Over half a century ago, my father warned me of “educated idiots”.  Back then, that oxymoron didn’t make much sense to me.  It took many years of living for me to learn that a good education doesn’t automatically guarantee common … Continue reading

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