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Dealing Treacherously with One’s Spouse

The book of Malachi, the final document of the Old Testament, contains a series of scathing rebukes against the Hebrew people in the post-captivity period (c. 457-432 B.C.) of the nation's history. The Israelites had drifted into a state of spiritual lethargy and were involved in numerous manifestations of sin, not the least of which involved flouting the vows of ... 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 ever on "nerve medication." They arose early, worked hard, provided for their families, and recreated according to the outlets of ... read more »

A Subtle Argument for Bible Inspiration

The Bible - is it God's word, or is it a mere human production? This is a question of supreme importance. For many years this writer has made a special study of the various lines of evidence that substantiate the Bible's claim of being a book given by God. There are numerous areas one may explore in confirming such an ... read more »

Killer Kids

Pearl, Mississippi. Paducah, Kentucky. Jonesboro, Arkansas. Springfield, Oregon. Littleton, Colorado. The names are different, but the bloody scenes are sickeningly similar. People that we used to call "children" are now being viewed as gangsters, heartless thugs who are more ruthless than John Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde at the height of their bank-robbing days. The nation is again in a ... read more »

Terror from the Sky

Perhaps "numb" is the best word to describe the condition of most Americans on September 11, 2001, as many of us sat mutely staring in horror at the events that unfolded before our eyes via television. The petrifying spectacle of "human missiles" being deployed to bomb the World Trade Center, and Washington's Pentagon, was seen again and again. News analysts ... read more »

A Realistic Look at Sin

If you want to liven up a conversation, introduce the subject of sin. The reactions will be varied. Some will get angry and others will jokingly sneer about it. Some will suggest that the idea of sin is an arrogant imposition of "religion" - an invention of the priest craft and clergy for the purpose of exercising control over the ... read more »

The Enigmatic William Barclay

William Barclay (1907-1978), the famous Scottish scholar, was, in some respects, a brilliant writer. But he was an enigma. Barclay taught at the University of Glasgow for 28 years. Though a man of humble background, he became a theological celebrity. He was widely known in Great Britain for his radio and television broadcasts, but his most significant legacy - whether ... read more »

What About the “Sacraments”?

"Do you know the actual history of 'Seven Sacraments'? Were all of these brought about at the same time?" The term "sacrament" derives from the Latin sacramentum, the meaning of which is "a thing set apart as holy." The New Testament never isolates certain acts of obedience from others by designating them as "sacraments." However, as the early church (late ... read more »

Will Our Children Trust in the Lord?

The following bit of wisdom comes from Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." As Proverbs 3 begins, we observe this instruction is addressed to "my son." The well-known proverb represents the counsel that children need ... read more »

Christian Ethics and Legal Maneuvering

When a Christian commits a crime, is he (or she) exempt from the societal consequences of the act, merely because of a relationship with Christ? Or is one obliged to face the legal responsibility for his deeds? May other Christians embolden law-breakers by supporting them or assisting them in escaping the duty they sustain to the law? The Dahmer Case ... read more »