6 Tips on How to Handle Criticism – Part 2

Posted on July 14, 2012

The Biblical term for much of the criticism and gossip going on today is “slander”. Unfortunately, one of the signs of the end times is the increase of slander. 2 Timothy 3:1-3 (NKJ) But know this, that in the last …

How to Handle Criticism – Part 1

Posted on July 12, 2012

The question is: when is it appropriate to be a critic? Let’s start with the opposite: when is it inappropriate to be a critic? At mid-life, I have come to a conclusion: most people are not qualified to make most …

Is Heaven Real?

Posted on July 8, 2012

For those who don’t believe in a real Heaven, I will not defend Jesus’ position. He believed in a literal Heaven – a place with people, animals, houses, trees, rivers, seats, thrones – the only difference is all in perfect …

Are There Lawyers in Heaven?

Posted on July 7, 2012

Leaders invite me to speak on eschatology (study of end time prophecies) and a simple rule I give my students is: Understanding the Old Testament helps you understand the New Testament; understanding history helps you understand prophecy; understanding the beginning …

Cure for the Insecure

Posted on July 2, 2012

I told you that yesterday was the first time I woke up without my children in my house. Where were they? We had to entrust them to their grandmother for one night because the following morning, we knew we would …

Missing Children

Posted on July 1, 2012

Yesterday was the first time since becoming a father that I’ve slept at our home without our two children being present. It was odd to me. I kept looking around for them, expecting to bump into them or thinking I …

Grace on a Staircase

Posted on June 25, 2012

A while ago little Alexis tumbled down from the top of our staircase. I saw it happen! You can’t imagine the feeling of helplessness. All I could do was shout “Alexis!” and suddenly she stopped rolling and came to a …

Born Again Nations (The Grace of the Nations)

Posted on June 18, 2012

THE SUCCESS OF JAPAN AND GERMANY During this time of “Global Financial Crisis,” it’s poignant to ask, “Why did countries like Japan and Germany, losers of World War II, boom economically after their loss?” Japan still holds bitter memories as …

Richard Dawkins at Dublin Writers’ Festival

Posted on June 11, 2012

There’s a Writers Festival going on in Dublin, Ireland that’s nothing more than a slobbering love affair with Richard Dawkins. As a former skeptic, I can identify with some of the sentiments being expressed and I think it no harm …

Two Magic Words

Posted on June 1, 2012

When our children object to our command or ask us a question, we try to answer them with reason. But if it’s followed by stubborn objections or endless questions, we teach our children to say two magic words that end …