• What The Rise Of Atheism Really Means

    Have you ever wondered what the world would be like without religion? 

    I say religion and not God because I'm including all polytheistic and monotheistic forms of worship. In 2015, a Psychology Today article quoted a study by Ariela Keysar and Juhem Navarro-Rivera which found there are about 500 million atheists worldwide. It went on to say that is about 7% of the global population. 

  • Jesus and Saturnalia

    This time of year the internet is full of memes accusing Jesus and Constantine of hijacking the traditions of Saturnalia, an ancient festival honoring the pagan god Saturn.

    But Christians in northern Africa were celebrating Jesus' birth in December before Constantine was emperor. Perhaps because Jewish tradition stated great prophets were born in December.

  • The Surprising Legacy Hidden in the Christmas Story

    Christmas can be a difficult time if our focus turns to the godless hustle and bustle and we lose the meaning and purpose behind all our activities. Advice is plastered everywhere in November and December on reducing stress, simplifying, streamlining and embracing imperfection. Good advice, considering the first Christmas was anything but 2019 perfect.

  • How Ancient Elephants Help Us Receive Salvation

    Perhaps you didn’t know elephants lived in Israel? I admit, I never really thought about it, but the animals had to pass through there from Ararat to Africa somehow. Anyway, there are two sites mentioned in the article, one near the Golan Heights and the other near Kafr Qasem, about ten miles northeast of Tel Aviv. Why should this matter to Christians?

  • Beyond Eternal Life: What Jesus' Death Bought You

    As Christians we sometimes fail to realize what Jesus’ salvation has won for us. We sit at the cross, mindful of our sin. But Colossians 1:12 says God has made us fit to share in the inheritance of his saints. Most Christians think that inheritance is what is reserved for us in heaven. But the verses in Colossians are part of a prayer Paul was praying for believers to experience on earth. Remember Jesus’ praying that we are to ask for God’s will on earth as it is in heaven?

  • How To Continue To Hope In God's Word When Storms Chase You Down

    Are problems swirling around you, threatening to suffocate you in chaos? Take a look how Jesus handled a day full of trouble. It is a blueprint for us to use today.


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