Monthly Archives: March 2013

I Will Be Resurrected

I will be resurrected. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” (John 11:25) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  (John […]

Divorce and the Marriage of Homosexuals

I believe that sometimes, people are just better off when they lie and steal. I believe in honesty, but integrity is hard, and some people get themselves into situations in which integrity is just painful. They should be allowed to lie and to steal their way out of these situations without any more pain than […]

Without Nothing, Where Would Christian Theology Be?

On March 20, physicists and other thinkers gathered at the American Museum of Natural History to debate the concept of nothing. According to FoxNews, “The simple idea of nothing, a concept that even toddlers can understand, proved surprisingly difficult for the scientists to pin down, with some of them questioning whether such a thing as […]

Twitter Has Been Good for Me

When I started on Twitter, at the urging of others, I did not enjoy it and even stopped for a while. I do not know about you, but I do not think in 140 character phrases. Stopping Twitter was helpful. The second start was better than the first. Now I am not a Twitter guru, […]

North Dakota, Amendments, and Christian Courage

Today, March 22, the North Dakota legislature has sent to voters an amendment to its state constitution requiring that “the inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recognized and protected.” The amendment will appear on the ballot in November of 2014. If approved by the voters, the […]

Growing Less Than Two Inches

In a recent conversation, a pastor told me that his goal for his congregation, and especially for the children, was consistent spiritual growth. I could only wish this could be the goal of all pastors. Even so, I asked him, “How much spiritual growth?” According to the Human Growth Foundation website (, if a child […]

Parents and China’s One-Child Policy

As the father of three Chinese children, reading Angela Lu’s World Magazine report[1] that since 1971, 336,000,000 babies had been aborted in China, took on a special meaning.  Betsy and I have one son, Joshua, and two daughters, Grace and Mary, who were born in China, but whom we adopted at the ages of nine […]

The Trouble with Science, Social and Otherwise, Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of The Trouble with Science, we stated that since science is the work of finite, sinful men and women, we, Christians, should be careful not to expect too much from it.  In Part 2, we explore six things to remember as we keep science in perspective. 1.  What is.  The scientific method […]