What is the biggest regret in life for most people?

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series God or no god

When we live the lie, we expect: follow the rules of the world today and make tons of money and we’ll be happy.  And at the end of our lives, nearly all find out the game was stacked against them.  They lived the lie.  But they don’t have the money.  And even for the few that do – you know, the one percent – they aren’t happy either.

biggest regret in life

How to Talk to Kids About Religion

How to Talk to Kids About Religion

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series God or no god

If you’re going to talk to your kids about religion – talk to them about Christianity.  The way Jesus said it should be – not what people have sometimes turned it into.  And certainly not what non-Christians are trying to turn it into.
Hope to see you and your kids in Heaven.


The religion of sports

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series The religion of sports

The religion of sports.  Really?  Sports are a religion?  Even if that’s true, so what?  It’s only a small fraction of the country playing pro sports.  And they’ve made a choice to go for money.  So isn’t it really about the religion of money?

Well – no!

The religion of sports

Orphans and Widows in Christianity and Islam – Part 1

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Christianity versus Islam

I was just reading an article that made me think about the differences in teachings related to orphans and widows in Christianity and Islam.  Both books talk about widows and orphans.  No real surprise there.  But the things they have to say are very different.  That should not have been a surprise, but it was.  At least, it was more of a surprise than I expected.  When we hear about something, like the Qur’an and Islam – and also read the actual Qur’an – it can be hard to remember what the actual book says versus what people claim about the book.  The same is true for anything.  We really need to pay attention to what’s real and what’s opinion.

Orphans and Widows in Christianity and Islam

Two very different translation of the same Qur'an passage

Two very different translations of the same Qur’an passage

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Christianity versus Islam

I was doing some research on an article on “Orphans and Widows in Christianity and Islam” and found something interesting.  I was looking at nine translations of the Qur’an.  What I found was two very different translation of the same Qur’an passage.  I had started with two, but they were so strikingly different that I went to nine.  That first one still stuck out as being so very different. 


Submission in Christianity and Islam

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Christianity versus Islam

Christianity and Islam both view submission as important.  This begs the question, do both religions have the same definition of submission?  Furthermore, do either, or both, of them use the same definition as the secular use of the word?  It’s important to know.  Otherwise, it’s like talking about fruit – but one person is talking about oranges and the other is talking about Japanese star anise.  The orange is good for our health, flavorful, and can be eaten raw or cooked.  However, the Japanese star anise (image below) fruit is highly toxic and its seeds are even used in animal poison. 


If you're not cheating, you're not trying = Sportsmanship?

If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying = Sportsmanship?

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Salvation

You’ve probably heard the saying – If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.  These days, that’s called sportsmanship.  There’s even an extension to that saying.  It’s now If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying – and if you get caught, you’re not trying hard enough.  Sportsmanship Parents are told they should get their kids into sports, because learning sportsmanship is a good thing.  Learning to play as part of a team is a good thing too.  So “they” say.  And the parents buy into it.  So their kids get into sports.  And the kids learn sportsmanship.  In most sports, they also learn to play as part of a team.  But at some point, someone must realize that often means they learn to cheat as a team.  And the lack of willingness to cheat means they either don’t care about the team – or they just aren’t trying hard enough. I know.  It sounds bad.  But it is bad.  And I’m not saying it happens all the time.  But watching the hockey playoffs on TV this year shows just how bad it really is.  Football’s the same way.  So are baseball and basketball.  Same thing with auto and truck racing.  And probably ever […]


You can’t be found unless you know you’re lost

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Salvation

You can’t be found unless you know you’re lost.  At first this seems obvious.  Or maybe at first it makes so sense at all.  Either way, if you think about it, it could be either obvious or nonsensical.  Or just plain weird to even think about.  
And yet, it’s true.

You can't be found unless you know you're lost

science or fable?

Science or Fable: Hills full of horses and chariots of fire

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series God and science

Hills full of horses, but only one man can see them. Chariots of fire, also seen by only one man.  And they aren’t burning up. Science or fable? Surely this is a fable. There can’t actually be such a thing. Can there? Or maybe it’s a miracle and science can give us a clue as to how that miracle could actually be real.