Recently, a picture from outer space was posted that some thought looked like the "Hand of God." Writing about it, Tanya Lewis said, "The hand might look like an X-ray from the doctor's office, but it is actually a cloud of material ejected from a star that exploded."
At the start of the New Year, it's often good to review our life's direction and goals. One thing to consider is how much any of "the Seven Deadly Sins" (Pride, Greed, Envy, Anger, Lust, Gluttony, and Sloth) have a hold on our lives.
Our Christmas has come and gone. But for the Coptic Christians in Egypt, Christmas is commemorated on January 6; the day tradition holds the wise men (the Maji) came from the East, bearing gifts for the Christ child. But as Coptic Christians in Egypt prepare to celebrate Christ's birth, there is danger in the air.
Imagine two men engaged in a conversation on an international flight. These two men, presumably businessmen, are strangers to each other. As they talked with each other, it was revealed that one was a businessman. The second man was a representative of a worldwide organization with franchises in every country.
If we asked the question, "Are children a burden or a blessing?" of course, the answer would be "a blessing." The Bible says so. But you wouldn't necessarily know it today.
The ACLU is busy chipping away at religious freedom in our country again. They have successfully brought suit in the Denver area to force a Christian cake-maker to violate his own beliefs or face a fine.
Every year at Christmastime, like clockwork, you can expect the mainstream media to come out with some sort of "fresh" perspective on Jesus. We see this on TV specials and in magazines and reports. Since December has just begun, I thought I'd be pro-active in answering the critics.
One of my favorite times of year is Thanksgiving. What a great tradition---where we gather together to recount the Lord's blessings. I love the statement from columnist Mark Steyn: "Speaking as a misfit unassimilated foreigner, I think of Thanksgiving as the most American of holidays." Consider its history as a holiday.
There's an old joke that says: How do you describe an atheist at his funeral? "All dressed up with no place to go."
If you've been pro-life for any length of time, you know it's easy to develop battle fatigue. Last week's election saw a strongly pro-abortion rights candidate beat the pro-life candidate for the governorship of Virginia. However, clearly, there were many other factors at work.
The Supreme Court has heard arguments this week about whether prayers at government meetings, for example, a town council, can include the name of Jesus.
There was a story last week that got my attention. Lech Walesa, former president of Poland and a great hero in my book, said that what we need today is a "secular Ten Commandments." He made this comment to a group of Nobel Peace Prize winners in Warsaw.
Now that we've had just a few weeks of the mess that is Obamacare, it brings home how grossly unfair it is for the political class to impose it on the rest of us and not have to abide by it. It may yet collapse on its own weight.
There's virtually not a week that goes by without some sort of lawsuit or complaint against a reference to God or Jesus in the public arena. Often times these lawsuits or complaints are along the lines of "I'm offended," and that settles it---so the Ten Commandments have to go, God has to be chiseled out.
One of the many tragedies of abortion is the way it has cheapened human life. I am not saying that those who are pro-abortion are Nazis or Communists. But I am saying that abortion has blinded some people to dehumanize the unborn.
It turns out that the last century was the worst century ever for the persecution of Christians and martyrdom. Dr. David Barrett, a leading church statistician, says there were more Christians martyred in the 20th century than had been murdered in all previous centuries combined.
I'm not an economist, and I don't play one on TV. But it seems to me that the so-called recovery is taking a long time. Or maybe, it isn't a recovery after all.
For good or ill (often for ill), Hollywood wields enormous influence on the culture. But we the people often fight back when they go too far in their anti-Christian and amoral ways.
There are many heroes we can honor on 9/11. Such as those who fought back on the plane that went down in a field in Pennsylvania. (Said Todd Beamer: "It's time. Let's roll.") Such as all those firemen who went up the Twin Towers as they were burning from the terrorist attacks
In our highly secular age, the politically correct Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been yanked from his biblical context---deeply rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition. That doesn't mean he wasn't a flawed man. No one but Jesus is without sin.
Scapegoating means taking punishment, out on an innocent party, the sins of someone else. Right now Christians are unfairly being made the scapegoat by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, since Morsi was ousted from power last month.
It's a good thing our current administration wasn't around in the 4th century when St. Basil of Caesarea invented what writer George Grant calls "the first non-ambulatory hospital" in history, i.e., a medical facility with beds.
"Hate" has got to be the most overused word of our time. If someone is politically incorrect in their views, they are often falsely accused of hate.
In scanning the headlines today, I noticed how there's an untold story that lay at the root of so many of the developments in the news---human pride. I'm not talking about pride in the sense of self-dignity or self-respect, but in the sense of arrogance, hubris, and haughtiness.
Every time I log into a computer and have to enter my password, I'm reminded of how impossible evolution is.