Tag: faith

Alias or Identity?

Alias or Identity?

When I was younger, my friends and I used to play a trick on the baristas at Starbucks. We would wait in line and order our coffee, but when they asked for a name to attach to our order we…

“Martha, Martha”

“Martha, Martha”

On the southeastern slopes of the Mount of Olives, about 2 miles east of Jerusalem, lay the small village of Bethany, where lived three of Jesus’ most intimate friends:  Lazarus and his sisters, Mary and Martha. Luke 10:38-42 records a…

Our Motivation

Our Motivation

What motivates us? Is it our conviction or our convenience? Is our heart like the Lord, “I do all things always that please the Father?” Is our heart more self- oriented to what is convenient and easier? In the New…

Antitheists, Not Atheists

Antitheists, Not Atheists

“Atheism” – derived from Greek “a”, meaning “without”, and “theos”, meaning “God” – is the rejection of belief in the existence of deity.  Ostensibly, atheists simply disbelieve in God, which is bad enough, for it is written, “The unbelieving… shall…

Atheist Stephen Hawking is Dead

Atheist Stephen Hawking is Dead

Stephen Hawking, the renown physicist, and avowed atheist died Wednesday. Hawking, who was 76, wasn’t expected to live past age 25. When he was 21 he was diagnosed with ALS, the incurable neurodegenerative disease. Although he beat the odds for…