• Crossing the Rubicon

    Julius Caesar was one of the most brilliant military strategists of the ancient world. This, in concert with his political ambitions, made him one of history's most colorful characters. About 60 years before the birth of Jesus, he was appointed ... read more »

  • Clapping as an Accompaniment to Singing in Worship

    The practice apparently has its origin in the youth-devotional phenomenon of a few years back, but now is gaining some mainline defense. It is argued that “clapping,” as a rhythmic form of accompaniment to singing in Christian worship, is not ... read more »

  • MASADA – The Final and Futile Stand

    Over the past several decades numerous articles, books, and even a television mini-series have drawn considerable attention back to the ancient Jewish/Roman conflict that culminated at Masada (just west of Israel’s Dead Sea) in A.D. 73. Unfortunately not all presentations ... read more »

  • False Ideas About Jesus Christ

    Without question Jesus of Nazareth is the most dominating figure in human history. Who was he? Or in the words of the Teacher himself in a question to the leaders of the Jewish community, "What do you think of the ... read more »

  • The Value of “Waiting” on Jehovah

    One of the truly thrilling passages of the Old Testament is nestled in the book of Isaiah. "[T]hey that wait for Jehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be ... read more »

  • Mary’s First Communion

    Some seven centuries before the birth of Christ, Isaiah prophesied that a certain "virgin" would conceive and bear a son whose name would be called "Immanuel," an expression which would suggest, "God is with us" (Isaiah 7:14). The name was ... read more »

  • Terrorists in the Church

    The 2nd Epistle of Peter was written by Simon Peter, an apostle of Christ, who also penned First Peter (see 2 Peter 3:1). The principal design of this letter was to "stir" Christian minds to a greater level of spirituality, ... read more »

  • Elijah, Prophet of Confrontation

    The prophet Elijah was a mixture of emotions and convictions. At times he stands as a giant of faith and courage. On other occasions, he appears to wilt in the face of adversity. Perhaps that is why so many of ... read more »

  • Logic and the Plan of Salvation

    In his classic work, Biblical Hermeneutics, Milton S. Terry, one-time Professor at the Garrett Biblical Institute, declared there is a “general harmony” which pervades the entire Scriptures. Consequently, “no single statement or obscure passage of one book can be allowed ... read more »

  • Created in the Image of God

    The first chapter of Genesis is a literary phenomenon. Though written 3,500 years ago, it still is unblemished in its accuracy and sublimeness of presentation. Some years back, one of the world’s foremost archaeologists declared that “modern cosmogonies show such ... read more »