• Is Sexual Self-stimulation Wrong?

    Over the past decade, since the Christian Courier website has been operative, many times I have received mail from obviously sincere people professing devout faith in the Christian religion and the conviction that the Scriptures are God's revelation to man. ... read more »

  • Dignity Without Ostentation

    "Dignity" is defined as a "state of quality, distinction, honor." "Ostentation" has to do with acts of "pretentiousness, outward display, to show off." There is a significant difference between the two. The first has to do with honor or reverence ... read more »

  • The Star of Bethlehem

    The Gospel of Matthew records the following intriguing words. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, Wise-men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born ... read more »

  • The Truth about The Da Vinci Code

    The Da Vinci Code theory (both the book and a subsequent movie of the same name), has generated significant publicity over the past several years. Of course the crackpot journalists, TV talk-show hosts, and liberal theologians are vigorously promoting these ... read more »

  • S. D. Gordon’s “Dispensationalism”

    S. D. Gordon (1859-1936) was a popular writer and speaker in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Born in Philadelphia, at the age of twenty-five Gordon became affiliated with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), with which he served ... read more »

  • In Christ – Neither Male nor Female

    The notion has long been prevalent in sectarian circles (and is growing in the church of the Lord) that there are no sexual distinctions to be observed in Christ. The claim is made that Paul, in Galatians 3:28, abolished sexual ... read more »

  • The Starbucks Agenda: Want some “theology” with your latte?

    Want some twisted "theology" with that early morning steaming latte? You can obtain it at Starbucks, that would-be "Institute of 'Spiritual' Instruction," in which so many take delight en route to their day's work schedule. As one is tantalized by ... read more »

  • The Drawing Power of God

    Jesus had fed a great multitude (likely significantly more than ten thousand souls - cf. John 6:10b) with only five small barley cakes and two fish, on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee. The crowd was awed tremendously ... read more »

  • Hand me a pill; my syndrome is bugging me!

    I can easily remember the days when I had never heard of a manic-depressive (now commonly known as bipolar). My extended family (grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and close cousins) was numerous. But none of these, to my knowledge, was ... read more »

  • The Harshness of the Old Testament Era

    There are circumstances in the Old Testament that many find difficult to understand. Hostile critics impulsively adopt the "attack" mode, never taking the time to seriously analyze "problem" episodes. Christian people frequently puzzle silently over such matters, not wishing to ... read more »