Gospel

In 1 Cor. 15:3-6, Paul recounts his gospel.  Those who would participate in evangelizing the world, do well to consider this passage.  First, notice the brevity of Paul's statement.  In just 25 words, Paul relates the crucial elements of the gospel - "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, … Continue reading Gospel

A Little Peace

Why do Christian leaders tell people that they should tithe?  I don't have the definitive answer but I do believe that I know something true about tithing.  Tithing is not for the generous but for the stingy.  Generous people need only hear of the need and they will meet it.  They do not need a minimum compulsory amount.  … Continue reading A Little Peace

Don’t just stand there! Stand up! {Guest Post}

A more prosaic post by my post-Christian friend, Zane Gilley. Years ago, while I was still Christian, I had this great idea for a song about the three young men in the fiery furnace.  I don't recall any of the verses of it, but the chorus still comes readily to mind.   "What's it to … Continue reading Don’t just stand there! Stand up! {Guest Post}

Psalm 2 {Guest Post}

It's my privilege to post another "Christian" poem by my favorite "post-Christian" poet, Zane Gilley.  Thanks for your contribution, Zane.  Beautiful work. Psalm IIWhy do the heathens fill themselves with rageAnd the peoples imagine things in vain?The monarchs of the world themselves engageAnd rulers counsel and bring forth a planAgainst Almighty Jehovah on highAnd the one … Continue reading Psalm 2 {Guest Post}

Psalm 1 {Guest Post}

A new friend, Zane Gilley, who now ironically is an atheist has sent me a couple of poetic adaptations of the Psalms which it is my pleasure to post here at the savant spot.  Enjoy! Psalm I Blessed be the man who doeth these things three: Walketh not in the ungodly counsel, Standeth not in the … Continue reading Psalm 1 {Guest Post}

Religious Unbelief

The Bible warns against unbelief but not against atheism per se.  How could the writers of the Scriptures have warned against atheism?  There weren’t any atheists.  I’ve heard commentators on a local Christian radio station aim Psalm 14:1 (“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”) at atheists.  Of course the implication becomes, … Continue reading Religious Unbelief