Galatians 1:1-10

Mar 31st, 2023 | By

Paul presents himself as an apostle of Christ and expresses his shock that the Galatian churches are turning to “another” gospel.

The American Panacea Of Sports Betting

Mar 25th, 2023 | By

Sports’ betting, illegal outside Nevada for decades, is all the rage now. The sports gambling industry’s explosion is the outcome of a Supreme Court decision in 2018, Murphy v. NCAA. In that decision a 7-to-2 majority ruled that a law passed by Congress and signed by George H.W. Bush in 1992, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, violated the 10th Amendment’s anti-commandeering principle. The law barred sports gambling in states that did not already allow it.

Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:14

Mar 24th, 2023 | By

Solomon closes out his argument in the book with three admonitions.

The Webb Telescope And The Grandeur Of God’s Universe

Mar 18th, 2023 | By

For most of human history, the universe was considered timeless and unchanging; no longer. At the Space Telescope Science Institute, on the Johns Hopkins University campus, a constant torrent of data pours in from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Launched 13 months ago, Webb is orbiting 940,000 miles above the earth.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-11:6

Mar 17th, 2023 | By

Solomon probes the providence of God and its relationship to human joy and wisdom.

Social Media, Branding And Prince Harry

Mar 11th, 2023 | By

The Social Media phenomenon is staggering in its cultural impact. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and other media forums dominate the time, the energy and the psychology of so many! For many teens, life without social media is unimaginable. When this phenomenon began, only a few years ago, no one envisioned how powerful it would become. Social media is not evil, per se, but it can be both enslaving and harmful. I am reminded of the Apostle Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 6:12: “’All things are lawful for me,’ but not all things are helpful. ‘All things are lawful’ for me, but I will not be dominated by anything.” [ESV]

Ecclesiastes 7:25-8:15

Mar 10th, 2023 | By

Solomon probes the value of living a wise life vs. a foolish one, including how the wise person responds to authority.

The Asbury Revival

Mar 4th, 2023 | By

To fully understand the development of American civilization, one must come to terms with the strategic role revivals have played. Colonial America was shaped and transformed by the First Great Awakening of the 1740s and the Methodist revival that followed. America of the early national period (1815-1850) was impacted by the Second Great Awakening. You cannot understand the energy for the abolition of slavery, the passion for women’s rights, the temperance movement and other social reform movements without coming to terms with this revival. But what about what is now being called the Asbury Revival in Wilmore, Kentucky? Is this the first major spiritual revival of the 21st century?

Ecclesiastes 6:7-7:13

Mar 3rd, 2023 | By

Since God’s providence is real, does prosperity evidence God’s blessing and adversity evidence God’s anger?