Category Archives: Christian Influence

A Sense of Urgency

I recently finished watching Ken Burns’ series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.  The 14 hour series weaves the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt into a single narrative.  He suggests that both Theodore and Franklin were driven by a … Continue reading

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If You’ve Been Comforted, Comfort Others

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any … Continue reading

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Taking Time With Others

1.  John 4:27 – “And at this point His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked with a woman…“ This was not how the disciples would have interacted with this woman.  Jewish men did not typically speak with women … Continue reading

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Holding Down The Truth

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18, KJV). “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of … Continue reading

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Are Your Hands Clean?

Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865), a young Hungarian-born physician, working in Vienna, Austria, implemented an unpopular policy which saved many lives.  The year was 1847.  He ordered all doctors and medical students working in the maternity ward of Vienna General Hospital, to … Continue reading

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Our Purpose

Why are we here?  What is our purpose? Some view life as a meaningless series of routines.  “We go to bed late, we get up early, we go to work, we drive home, eat and go to bed, to get … Continue reading

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False Brethren

“False brethren” are twice spoken of in the New Covenant, both times by Paul (2 Corinthians 11:26; Galatians 2:4).  Who were these “false brethren”?  What practical lessons can we glean from the mentioning in scripture of them? A common view … Continue reading

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