The Wrong Prayer

Prayer Meeting
I watched the local news on TV last night. There was a story about the naming of three new vessels in our coastal ferry fleet. The names were allegedly chosen from those suggested by the public in a contest. The coastal waters here primarily consist of the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound, and the Juan de Fuca Strait. Our ever so politically...

Our Faithful God

Sometimes the going gets tough and it looks like the bad guys are winning. The world around us appears to be sinking into chaos as popular culture hacks away at the Judaeo Christian pillars and foundations of our society. As we approach complete moral collapse we wonder, as Christians, if we should be preparing for the return of our Lord. Could these...

Dear Christian, You’re Wasting Your Time

I remember back in the 70's after I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior (only to backslide - but that's another story), I was obsessed with the idea of being filled with the Holy Spirit. I had read the book, "They Speak with Other Tongues" by John L. Sherrill, and wanted to experience for myself...

International Finance

It is a slow day in a little Greek Village. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit. On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note on...

Faith Abounds in a Fallen World

As individual human beings, each of us has the free will to believe that there is a God or that we're alone in an indifferent universe. Regardless of what we profess publicly, none of us can know with absolute certainty that there is no God. We might be convinced that there is no hard evidence that God exists, or...