What is the Synoptic Problem? A Synopsis of the Four Gospels of the Christian New Testament is a column by column, line by line comparison of the writings of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. When this is done, the reader can see how incredibly similar, and yet strikingly dissimilar at times the Gospels of Matthew, … More Breaking Down the Synoptic Problem
Life has a way of thrusting you out of your comfort zone and into situations that, at times, make you feel like a player in Jumanji…. you know you need to finish the game but in truth, you’d rather run. I’m writing today because the words in my head are spilling out like the carbonation bubbles from … More “Courage,dear heart…”
It’s easy to think that miracles only exist in Bible stories and the random news articles that pop up in our Facebook or twitter feeds, but that could not be further from the truth—they’re a constant in each of our lives. More than likely, we fail to recognize these divinely inspired events as being miraculous … More Have Miracles Ceased?
Growing up, God has always been ‘my person.’ I don’t mean to be sacrilegious by calling our Heavenly Father–my God–a person, but I feel that it best conveys my relationship with Him! He is always there for me, whether I turn to him or not. He was the one I turned to after an embarrassing middle … More Who Moved?
Do you ever wonder if it was coincidental that it was a star-a light in the darkness-that heralded the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, the bright and morning star? Perhaps it was simply the best way to guide the shepherds and wise men to him, or because it was truly a sign in the heavens, … More Seeking the Star
Today is Election Day in the United States of America. Today we find out who will become the 45th President of our Nation. Today we see Democracy in action. Today, I see hatred & fear. I remember my passion for debate and politics was sparked by the 2004 election: George W. Bush vs. John Kerry. … More Politics in America: When did being right or popular become more important than being good?
Lately, I’ve been contemplating what my friends mean to me and it’s a little overwhelming as the love I feel for them is so great I cannot even put it into words. C.S. Lewis is far more eloquent than I, so I’ll let him explain what I fail to verbalize. Friendship is…the sort of love one … More Friendship: A Gift from God
Are you ever overwhelmed by this unidentifiable emotion that swells inside of you, prompting you to seek after greatness? It’s like a lighthouse calling you towards an unknown destination; your heart seems to grab onto this light and be pulled by a force that is unseen and unheard, but ever so real. Tonight I feel … More Destined For Greatness.
How do we show our love to both God and Man? Early on in the Book of Matthew, we read of the beginning of Jesus Christ’s ministry. While walking along the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew. Though they were working their trade, fishermen, Christ “saith unto them: Follow me, and … More Fishing Poles & Shepherd’s Crooks
How do we ‘Choose Joy’ when we are being bombarded by the woe and misery of the world? What is ‘JOY’ in the first place? I believe that there are delineating variations of happiness in this life. In my mind, the spectrum looks something like this: [DESPAIR] [SADNESS] [AMBIVALENT] [AMUSED] [HAPPY] [JOYFUL] Let’s say that … More “Choosing Joy…” Well, How??