An Extraordinary Glimpse of Normal

We have a long way to go to get to normal in dealing with the pandemic. A recent visit to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City gave me a small sense of normal and a good taste of what art lovers like me have been missing. As I shared in a post…

The Gospel of John Bible Study, Part Eleven

The eighth chapter of the Gospel of John starts with a very compelling story, but was this story really part of the original Scripture? In this video we look at how scholars deal with passages of Scripture where there are questions about their authenticity. We also look at what Jesus says a true disciple is.…

Praising God Throughout Scripture

This post is from a guest blogger, Leah Lambart. Enjoy Praise the Lord What if we are meant to praise God? What if our highest purpose is to learn how to praise God without ceasing? Praise God in the good times. Praise God in the bad times. Praise God for the blessings. Praise God for…

Jonah, It’s Not All About the Fish

Jonah 3:1–5, 10 “Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying, [2] “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” [3] So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly…

Sonogram of Unborn Beluga

In somber remembrance of the tragic Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion on this date in 1973, here is a link to a sonogram of an unborn beluga whale. It’s a powerful reminder of the beauty of life inside the womb. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9143289/Amazingly-clear-sonogram-video-shows-unborn-beluga-whale-calf-moving-mothers-womb.html?ito=chromelessDM_0 While unborn whales and other unborn animals may be projected by various laws, the…

Christianity in Eastern Africa – New Findings

Here is a link to a fascinating article in Smithsonian Magazine about a church in Ethiopia that has been located by archaeologists. This discovery confirms what Ethiopian tradition has always maintained, that Christianity was in Eastern Africa very early in its history. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/church-unearthed-ethiopia-rewrites-history-christianity-africa-180973740/?fbclid=IwAR1qZIukOyUgC69XZWM1WVw2V9dqDQ8-JcGD6TcZ-RxZcKJna0oPIM5m4mo The church is located in the town of Beta Samati, which was…

Lord, How Do You Know Me?

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” [44] Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. [45] Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of…

Death and Resurrection Baptism

Romans 6:3-5 “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? [4] We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in…

The Promise of Exercise and Godliness

With the start of a new year, a lot of people are going to be motivated to start a new exercise program. In I Timothy, chapter four, verse eight, the Apostle Paul talks about bodily exercise: “For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise…