My Italian-roasted coffee is heavenly this morning. That’s not a word I ever use to describe my coffee, but for some odd reason, that’s what came to mind. I started reading a book by the late Marcus J. Borg, who is sometimes described as a Jesus scholar. His book, The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a … Continue reading Is America Losing Its Religion?
I’m sitting here trying to decide whether to go to Starbucks this morning or just sit at my comfortable desk at home and write. I am so grateful that I have two wonderful choices where I will enjoy my dark roast coffee on this beautiful day. I’m choosing to stay at home. Have you ever … Continue reading Diversity Of Choices
I am the luckiest man in the world! I am at Starbucks with my first cup of dark roast and a blueberry scone and I didn’t have to pay for either! But that’s not why I feel like the luckiest man in the world. Today is my 69th birthday and am so grateful for still … Continue reading Why Am I So Grateful Today?
Today is the day in Tennessee when the abortion ban takes effect. Getting caught performing an abortion is a Class C felony punishable by three to 15 years in prison. That means that they will convict your doctor of this crime for saving your life because of a serious health issue related to your pregnancy … Continue reading Abortion Ban In Tennessee
Springfield, tennessee… freedom fest 2022… howling sounds of live country music… powerful odors from food trucks… red, white, and blue shirts and pants… jesus t-shirts… christian booths handing out wrist bands… annoying flashing lights… funnel cakes… firemen walking… councilmen running… carnival rides and long lines… no alcohol… lemonade… kids with giant suckers… pizza… flip flops… … Continue reading Freedom Fest 2022
I was thinking about sin this morning with my coffee only because it’s so sinfully dark and delicious. I’m reading a book titled, Did God Kill Jesus by Tony Jones. I’m not going to give you a book review or anything like that. But the thoughts about Original Sin came to mind from reading a … Continue reading Is Original Sin a Catch-22?
This morning while having my first cup of coffee I read about the annual Daylight Saving Time starting on Sunday. I think a lot of people are like me when they think, “What’s the point?” We’re already used to the time and the amount of light available during the day. So, why disrupt the flow? … Continue reading The Paradox of Time
My mother, who is 88 years old, and I were out for a drive the other day. We have our house listed for sale, and the buyers were going to view our home for about half an hour. We passed by a tattoo shop and I jokingly asked my mom if she would like to … Continue reading Mom Hates Tattoos, And So Does God
Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches. Thomas Aquinas Let's pretend that you have a choice in choosing your own Christian denomination (45,000+ in the world). You visit several different churches throughout the year and make an informed decision as to which one just might … Continue reading Which Church Would Jesus Choose?
I wish those who unsettle you would castrate themselves! Paul in Galations 5:12 NSRV
I’m sitting here in my office at Starbucks this morning sipping on a dark roast. I’ve missed the jocularity of some of the old retired guys that frequent this place, talking about baseball and old times. I’ll look up from my computer on occasion and laugh at one of their jokes. Maybe I should ask … Continue reading What is so great about the great commission?
The Passion Story of Jesus on Good Friday is told in different ways by the Gospel writers and did not necessarily agree with each other. Coffee is especially good this morning on Good Friday. Here's what I've been pondering this morning - how Jesus must have felt after Pontius Pilate sentenced him to death. Each … Continue reading Which passion story of jesus is the true story?
Having my coffee in my comfy chair this morning. I was a bit under the weather yesterday struggling with mild flu-like symptoms all day from my second COVID vaccine shot. But, at least I have coffee! I ran across a story this morning that has my curiosity up and I would like your input about … Continue reading Should Tennessee Make The Bible Its Official State Book?
During my first coffee this morning, I wondered what would happen if a group of archeologists found manuscripts written by Jesus, and after years of study, found them to be authentic? How would that change Christianity? Would people of other religions want to become a Christian? That made me wonder, so I decided to write … Continue reading 9 Things That Must Change If Christianity Were Proven True
There are 10 oddities about the 10 Commandments that you may or may not know. I used to spend a lot of time reading and rereading the book of Exodus, especially the part that contains the Ten Commandments. As with most parts of the Bible, the more I read it the more it has to … Continue reading 10 Oddities About The 10 Commandments