Catalysts for Change

(Re-edited from an earlier post) In science, a catalyst is a substance that must be present for a chemical reaction to happen, but it is not consumed or changed by the reaction. The platinum found in every catalytic converter in cars is an example. It’s presence in necessary for the converter to do its jobContinue reading “Catalysts for Change”

How Soon, Are You Ready?

Do you anticipate the return of Jesus? Do you know that the whole world is expecting the return of Jesus, but there are two different Jesus’ that are expected to return? Depending upon which Jesus you look forward to, how well are you doing? I mean, are you going to expect a reward from Jesus?Continue reading “How Soon, Are You Ready?”

Spectators or Participants?

Are you an armchair quarterback? Be honest! I know that I’m one. Every time I watch one of my favorite teams play, I find myself critiquing the plays and the results. It’s a habit I learned in high school when my coaches would have the entire team watch the video of the last game andContinue reading “Spectators or Participants?”

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Well, spring has arrived and so has the tax man. While most people are able to get their taxes done easily and quickly, during this time of Covid-19 pandemic crisis, it wasn’t necessarily true for my household. Can you imagine what sort of problems can happen during a year when an employer lays you off,Continue reading “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Living on the Edge, Part 2 of 3

How many sides are on a single coin? Would you believe there are three? We know of the heads and tails sides, but have you ever flipped a coin and have it land on neither heads nor tails, but on its edge? The two sides of the coin we are familiar with can represent blackContinue reading “Living on the Edge, Part 2 of 3”

One church is not a team.

How many of you can remember the Beach Boys? They had a popular song called: “Be True to Your School.” It was a song about supporting your school’s football team and was a true “feel good” song about school spirit. Having played on the football team during high school and other teams and sports duringContinue reading “One church is not a team.”

Bad Times Really Do End

Last month I had an empty period with my blog because a host of issues came up all at once. I thought that I would take this time to update you on the results. In one month, I had to repair four vehicles in order to allow my wife to continue working and to helpContinue reading “Bad Times Really Do End”

The Unforgivable Sin

If your parents wanted you to avoid doing something, would they make that thing to avoid absolutely clear and understandable? When I was four years old, we lived on a farm outside of town. The road in front of our home was paved, but we had a really long driveway, a barn, a playhouse, andContinue reading “The Unforgivable Sin”

To Act or to Complain

This episode of my blog is my complaint. My complaint is that so few Christians have chosen to act and make a spiritual change in their lives. So I feel I am working alone with God and no other support but from my family. I hope and pray that I am wrong and that myContinue reading “To Act or to Complain”

The Authority of the Church

One of the things that should be dear to our hearts, is the church we attend. For this discussion, the “religious church” will mean any church, of any kind, anywhere in the world. The “Christian church” meaning, “the born-again family of God through Jesus Christ” will be Radical Christians who have a strong spiritual relationshipContinue reading “The Authority of the Church”