Peter speaks of the end of the world in 1 Peter 3:10-12. Twice in those three verses he uses the phrase, “the elements shall melt with fervent heat.” In the midst of all this destruction he asks a question, “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness?”
A few weeks back, my wife and I celebrated our 37th anniversary. I often find it sad when people find this amazing. Then when people discover we were married young – I was 18, she was 19 – they are even more astonished.
The nuclear deal with Iran is one of those things people either love, hate or don’t know exists. The Senate vote on the treaty should take place in mid-September, about two weeks from now. Much of the press indicates “the deal” will pass. Those against the measure believe it will pave the way for Iran to have nuclear weapons sooner than later.
The inspiration for this week’s column came from a recent edition of CBS This Morning. President Carter read a letter he wrote as a 90 year old to himself as a 12 year old. Here is my letter from myself now to myself as a 12 year old.
There is an old saying among preachers, “Ninety percent of the work will be done by 10 percent of the people.” I’m sure this is true for many organizations that rely heavily on volunteers to do the needed work.
Social media has been abuzz since Friday’s Supreme Court decision on gay marriage. From what I’ve been reading, opinion seems pretty much split down the middle from those who think it is the greatest thing since sliced bread, to those who believe doom is now on the horizon.
How parents guide their children into adulthood is nearly as varied as the number of parents. On one end of the spectrum are parents that drive their kids into a particular profession with no regard for the desires or skills of the child.
The Bible calls us to “Come now, and let us reason together...” Isaiah 1:8. Specifically, the topic in Isaiah is our righteousness, but today I would like Christians to sit and think, to reason about the Christian message and the future.