It started out as a tiny seedling bursting out of the ground and lifting its face toward the sky to enter life in the outside world. The gardener specialized in African violets and had developed a species that had the most brilliant purple blooms of any in the world. At the appropriate time, the gardener transplanted the flower into just the right sized pot to prepare it for sale to a plant lover who wanted to place it in a prominent place where it could be enjoyed by all who saw it. When the
In 2020, Orange County, Florida, passed a “Right to Clean Water” initiative. This initiative recognized the legal rights of ecosystems and species. Based on that county ordinance, two lakes, two streams, a marsh (along with certain other waterways), and environmentalist Chuck O’Neal filed a lawsuit against a developer to prevent him from filling in land for a new housing development. Yes, you read that right – the lawsuit was brought by bodies of water. (Of course, the suit was actually only fi
“Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds.” Psalm 149: 5 (ESV) I don’t think it was an accident, this week. By this past December, I had enjoyed a full year of good health and strength and all the things that eluded me during the book-inducing nonsense of 2020-2021.
Those who established the republic were mostly Christians, or at least believed in biblical worldview concepts. So when they established our democratic republic, they specifically founded it upon biblical principles.
Picture the scene. A travelling Rabbi is in town. The rumours are rife about him – he’s a great speaker, even kids like him. Some are talking about miracle cures. Miracles.
Over the last few decades, there has been a religious phenomenon sweeping the nation. This one, though, is not like the ...
Being the Christian parent of an LGBTQ child comes with many challenges, especially during the holidays. Should I ...
I engaged in radical rebellion yesterday — just a little baby bit of rebellion, and then a little bit more today. My ...
I wonder if you have read the remarkable story of the woman who crept up behind Jesus, squeezing through the crowd, far enough for her to reach out and feel the hem of his robe in her hands. Having suffered for years with a bleeding condition, she thought to herself, “If I just touch his clothes, I’ll be healed” (Mark 5: 28). And she was!
Quite frequently I read articles claiming to advance scientific knowledge. Science is the use of observation and experimentation to discover things about the natural universe. The practice of science is supposed to be completely neutral. Scientists run experiments, then neutrally evaluate the results. Whatever the results show is supposed to be recognized as the way natural reality works. There are some situations, though, where the science establishment doesn’t work that way – when the scientis