Bible Talk Articles (Page 4)

While the World Perishes

I was going through my pictures from the trip to Israel. Sorting, identifying – you know, the type of thing necessary to keep the memory of that wonderful experience alive. During this time it dawned on me that despite my efforts of the day and week, people were still dying without Christ. I realized that as I leisurely reviewed each photograph, more souls slipped into eternity not knowing the good “News.” I was struck by the thought that no matter…

The Advantage of Adult Conversion

As a Christian parent, my prayer has always been that my children come to Christ as soon as possible. This they have all done and I am thankful, but as I review my own journey of faith, I recognize that there are certain advantages for those (such as myself) who were converted as adults: 1. Adults know the difference between conversion and indoctrination. When a grown up person comes to Christ, the doctrine serves to change the heart not just…

My Retirement Prayer

I have finally found a worthy goal for my old age. Ever since I’ve turned fifty, two years ago, my mailbox has been inundated with “senior” advertising. Everything from time-shares in Florida to brochures for Winnebago rentals. Of course there is nothing wrong with investment plans and pre-paid funerals but I don’t want the last third of my life to only be about the last third of my life. So I asked God to grant me only one thing to…

The Goodbye Girl

Her mother remembers that even before Julia was born, she was kicking to get out. Today as she leaves for Marine boot camp, we shared another of the many “good-byes” reserved for all parents. It began on that morning at day care when she gleefully accepted the first of many adventures away from us. And now, separations later, we bid farewell once again to a child who has always been eager for a different place, a new space to explore…

Veiled Religion

The ongoing controversy over accommodating Muslim women wearing various head coverings is more debate over religious statements than demonstrating true spirituality. As many Islamic scholars have pointed out, veils are optional and those who choose to wear them do so as a witness of their faith and modesty. Of course, this symbol merely witnesses these things but doesn’t actually prove them. The fact that the wearing of veils and coverings in western society draws attention and causes debate actually defeats…

To Be Happy Again

“How happy are the people whose God is the Lord”, David commented during the zenith of his reign as the king of a nation whose heart and soul were devoted to God. How sad it is that there isn’t a leader on earth who can make this declaration today, including here in the USA? America is richer than it’s ever been. It is the only “super” power in the world and it enjoys unparalleled freedom. But America is not happy. We…