Category: The Christian Spirit

Reflections on living as a disciple of Christ.

II Corinthians 4:16-18

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Matthew 5:13-16

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house…. Read more »

What Are We Supposed to Remember?

On this 8th commemoration of the terrorist attacks on this nation, I hope we haven’t forgotten some things. There really are evil people out there who want to destroy the United States. It’s going to take vigilance to maintain our security. We need to be united in our willingness to place the safety of our people ahead of our political interests. Defense is the first responsibility of any civil government. Without a Biblical foundation for our thinking, we will be led astray…. Read more »

What I Choose to Think about Today

So many choices. So many things I could comment on. Take Charlie Rangel, for instance—the Democratic congressman who heads the committee that writes the tax laws. I could talk about the millions in assets he seemed to forget he owns, and all the taxes he didn’t pay. Or I could write again about Van Jones, the self-avowed communist who serves as Obama’s “Green Czar.” He now admits that the green movement is just a first step toward establishing socialism in… Read more »

Christians and Muslims

While I have periodically commented on the War on Terror, until yesterday, I didn’t address directly the Muslim issue in our country. I want to continue that line of thought today. Christians believe there is only one way to know God, and that is through His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus Himself stated that He was the way, the truth, and the life. He was God in human form, and only via His sacrificial death on the cross can mankind find its way… Read more »

Teaching Can Be Gratifying

I’ve just finished another week of teaching at a Youth with a Mission base—this time in Puerto Rico. I’ve been teaching at this particular base for seven years now, and each time has been a wonderful experience. Of course, it makes all the difference when you have a roomful of students who actually want to learn something. I regularly teach Biblical Worldview, Church History, and American History at the Puerto Rican base. I’ve also taught the first two at another… Read more »