Cremation or Burial – The Christian Way

From time to time I am asked whether it is ok for someone to be cremated when they die. In our day, the cost of burial is often exorbitant, and many families choose cremation to offset some of the cost of burying.The Bible does not speak about cremation directly. In the Old Testament several verses […]

Self-Defense to the Death

Introduction In the news recently, a Florida man, having been shoved to the ground, pulled out a gun and shot the person who shoved him, killing him. I do not condone violence, and the shoving shouldn’t have happened. Sometimes, however, situations escalate, and self-defense is necessary. Can a person, however, go too far in defending […]

What in the World Am I Doing Here?

In my head, numbers fall in place. Tumble as they might, they land upright and where they belong. Letters, on the other hand, jumble and bumble and get all up mxde (smile). With great effort do I get them out of my head, and rarely get them out right. Communicating, whether written or verbal is […]

The “uper” Prosperity Message

I recently taught a devotion from Genesis 26 about Isaac. The chapter speaks about his prosperity, which I spoke about. At the end of the devotion, I was asked about the hundred-fold blessing of Isaac and how statements like that in the Old Testament (OT) relate to the New Testament (NT) believer’s relationship to Christ […]