Monday, November 23, 2015

Why Should We Give Thanks?

This is the last article in the Thanksgiving miniseries, and it feels like an appropriate place to stop. The whole month, I have essentially been answering this question. But I want to take just a little while today to bring to the forefront the reasons why we ought to offer our thanks to God.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Did The Ancient Israelites Have Thanksgiving?

I hope everyone has been getting into the Thanksgiving mood. Or more appropriately, the Thanksgiving mode. It is an attitude, the ability to turn to God and acknowledge His providence for us. As we discussed last week, it has a long and important history in this country. Sadly, it is being lost, and we need to stand up for it if it is not to go to the wayside.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What Should We Think About the Syrian Refugee Crisis?

Updated 11/17/2015:

I initially posted this article on September 25th, but I am returning to this subject as a result of the attack on Paris carried out by Islamic terrorists on November 13th, and because I was asked to comment on it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

What Do We Know About Thanksgiving?

In week two of the November Thanksgiving series, we are going to consider a few questions in rapid-fire succession. What is the history of Thanksgiving in America? What is its purpose, and its implications for the separation of church and state? And why is it so underappreciated in our society? I am looking at them all together because I believe the answers are interconnected.

Do Creationists Deserve Abuse?

I saw an interesting article today, and even though I am writing to criticize it, I actually want to recommend it, too. By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, “The Errors of the Militant Atheist” is a good look at some of the basic flaws in the secularist worldview. It is worth the time to read it.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

How Often Do You Think About Thanksgiving?

Now that October is over, I need to find a new topic. I liked doing the miniseries thing, so I am going to do it again. For the next few weeks leading up to it, I am going to run another series. This one will be on the importance of Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

"Why Was My Heart Broken?"

What do you do when you are asked an implicit question? We all face them at times, often when we’re talking to a friend and they are struggling with something. They want to understand it, they want to feel like life has a purpose and this current cloud will clear. They want you to offer some form of comfort or explanation. But they cannot quite come to the point of asking outright what they should be doing or feeling. What do you do then?