Posts tagged ‘morality’

The Push-Pull of Holiness

Is it not fascinating that John’s murderer was both afraid of him and attracted to him? Read more…

Sticks and Stones

When I was growing up every child was taught the ditty, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The intent seems sound; don’t let someone’s opinion of you derail your life. Read more…

Persecuted for Doing Right

I just read on NBC.com the story of a 92 year-old Roman Catholic priest who was stripped of his priestly duties. He did not commit a crime. No action of his was illegal under civil law. His sin was not bigotry or ageism or even sexism. So why can he not act like a priest anymore? Read more…

Trash the Trash

In the “Toronto Sun” on Tuesday November 20, 2012 an article appears about littering. It’s one of those issues that belong to the earth world, but since I’m here it makes a difference.

We constantly pick up garbage from our yard where the wind (which blows wherever it wants to) deposits it. Some of it is throw-away trash. Some blows out of garbage pails where the garbage wasn’t properly kept.

I remember when I first came upon the computer programming term GIGO, “garbage in – garbage out”. If you enter errors or useless data into a computer you get the same junk out.

Does litter indicate a condition of the soul? Read more…

What Do you Expect?

Doing the right thing can be terribly inconvenient. It takes stamina and a life so dedicated to serve Jesus that pressure won’t take you down a path of immorality. Peer pressure pushes at each of us. Read more…

Who Is Your Father?

On June 24, 2012 I heard Ravi Zacharias refer to a march in Washington DC by atheists. Richard Dawkins, a scientist now better known for his hatred for religious people than for his work in physics, preached for the crowd to mock religious people intensely and at every opportunity.

Ravi challenged them to go do that in Saudi Arabia against Islam! Read more…

Above All, Be Loving

Sometimes we need to be reminded of what Jesus expects from us. In a world where “anything goes” we might forget that what attracted people to The Way in the first century of our era was the high moral standard, generosity and godly love shown by those who testified of the risen Saviour. Read more…