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
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
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?
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’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
All over the world, you see Christians pray in large groups in public areas. But, I don't recall that Jesus ever taught us to pray in public. Did he? Let's examine this. "I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting." 1 Timothy 2:8 In October of 2014, … Continue reading Did Jesus Teach Us To Pray In Public?
I love reading the Bible over coffee first thing in the morning. Then I got to thinking... was it Peter or Paul that was responsible for starting the Christian religion? My opinion is that it had to be Paul! He was a heck of a persuasive character to convince those Greek-speaking communities to give up … Continue reading Did Paul Start Christianity?
“Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. … Continue reading The Civil War and God’s Will
I slept in a little this morning but I guess that’s the luxury of being retired. It’s quiet, I have my first cup of dark roast in hand, and God is already talking to me. The word “doubt” comes to mind for some odd reason. Doubt is one of those words that Christians are uncomfortable … Continue reading Doubt
My favorite coffee is a dark roast and I spend a lot of my writing at Starbucks. When I’m at home I use a Starbucks dark roast and the drip method, making one cup at a time. It’s slow but worth it. Coffee is extremely good this morning! How do you have yours? Mine’s black! … Continue reading Did Jesus Die For Our Unpardonable Sins?