4 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound[a]teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
After 30 years of decline, the number of moms staying home with their children rose in the past decade, according to a report released last week by the Pew Research Center. The report found 29 percent of mothers stayed at home in 2012, compared to 23 percent in 1999. The increase follows a steady decline from 1970, when nearly half of mothers were stay-at-ho […]
Mozilla, maker of the Firefox web browser, has taken a lot of heat this month for having its CEO, Brendan Eich, resign under pressure on April 3. And yet, Mozilla was within its rights to want a CEO who shares the organization’s worldview. We want Christian businesses and nonprofit groups to be free to hire executives with a biblical worldview, so Mozilla sh […]
I’m generally a 10 o’clock in the morning woman. I dodge obligations that would separate me from my sheets at an earlier hour. My alarm rings, and I luxuriate each time I get to slide the button to snooze. Usually. But yesterday I woke up at 6:54 a.m. because I wanted to run. My mother pronounces my newfound affection for running as an act of God. She rememb […]
Faith groups such as the Eastern Orthodox Church, Hindus, Muslims, and Protestants together filed an amicus brief last week in support of tax-exempt housing allowances for ministers. The brief supports the appeal of a November 2013 federal court ruling that the 60-year old tax exemption, called the “parsonage allowance,” was unconstitutional because it serve […]
Day in court. Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court today. U.S. District Judge Terence Kern of Tulsa ruled in January that Oklahoma’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage violated the equal protection clause in the U.S. Constitution. He immediately stayed his ruling […]
The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention and polls show “climate change” barely registers on a list of voters’ concerns. This can only mean, as losing politicians like to say, that their message isn’t getting through. What to do? Why, shout louder, of course. A recent story i […]
Preparing for death. For the past half dozen years, I’ve been reading professor D.G. Myers’ literary criticism at A Commonplace Blog. Last week, in a sad post entitled “Dying is a 12-Step Program,” he wrote, “My seven-year-old son Isaac was listening to Gil Roth’s interview with me on the Virtual Memories Show . ‘He will be dead from prostate cancer within t […]
Old Testament: Josh 8-9 Psalm: Ps 100 New Testament: Acts 24-25 Old Testament: Josh 8-9 Josh 8-9 Back to top Joshua 8-9 The Fall of Ai 8 And the LORD said to Joshua, “Do not fear and do not be dismayed. Take all the fighting men with you, and arise, go up to Ai. See, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, and his people, his city, and his land. And you […]
“The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers. And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.