The following articles are related to the topic of ELDERLY

Don’t Get Old!

From time to time I have spoken of William Barclay. He was a Scottish scholar who was exceptionally liberal in many of his theological views; nonetheless, one may profit from some of his writings. In one of his books, Barclay tells of being in London on a certain occasion. As he prepared to cross a busy street, an elderly woman, ... read more »

Are You an Evangelist?

The Great CommissionA former tax-collector, a political activist, and a few fisherman - eleven common Hebrew men. Having no organization and no resources but their faith in the promises of Jesus Christ, these first-century citizens of Palestine were charged by our Lord to do the impossible - go evangelize the world. What an awesome task - what an awesome responsibility! ... read more »

The Trashing of Human Life

Earlier this year Bob Ohlrich walked into his wife's hospital room, put a pistol to her head, and fired a bullet into her brain. Was this life-ending deed morally wrong? Many would argue it was not. Mr. Ohlrich believed his wife was suffering from terminal cancer (or so he says). Though Phyllis Ohlrich had been operated on for colon cancer ... read more »

Vile Tune, Rotten Singer

Peter Singer has been described by some of his critics as "the most dangerous man in the world today." Who is this man? Singer is the soon-to-be Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. Singer is a fifty-two-year-old Australian who has considerably impacted the world of bioethics in the waning days of this decade. He has taught at ... read more »

Feigned Miracles and Gullible People

There are hucksters in religion, and multitudes fall for them. Let me give you a couple of recent examples. "Raised from the Dead!" As I took the envelope from my mailbox, I saw the large letters across the top: Raised From The Dead! Instinctively, I knew two things: - This was a money-raising scam. - There would be no proof ... read more »

An Attack upon the Trinity

No spiritual person enjoys taking issue with a brother in Christ. And far too often, such conflicts are unnecessary. Sometimes, however, they cannot be avoided - at least they ought not to be avoided. This brief introduction expresses my dismay - in considerably subdued fashion - with a recently-published book by an elderly kinsmen in the Lord. The title of ... read more »

Scientific Evidence Affirms the Worth of Pre-Born Children

In the sixth month of her pregnancy with John (later to be called the "Baptizer"), the aged Elizabeth, wife of Zacharias, was visited by her kinswoman, Mary of Nazareth. The latter informed Elizabeth that she too would bear a child. When the glad tidings were revealed to the elderly kinswoman, she was "filled with the Holy Spirit," and her voice ... read more »

Manufacturing “Slave Babies”

In a 2004, The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity issued a press release noting that the Journal of the American Medical Association had reported on experiments being carried out by Chicago's Reproductive Genetics Institute. The report had to do with genetic procedures crafted to engineer "designer children" for the purpose of providing blood and/or tissue for potential use on ... read more »

Should Christians Have All Things in Common?

"Does the New Testament indicate that the early Christians were forced to equally distribute their possessions among one another?" No, rather Luke testifies to the voluntary, loving, and selfless disposition of Christians in Jerusalem: "Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to ... read more »

Is It Okay to Lie Sometimes?

Bertrand Conway was a Catholic priest affiliated with the Paulist Fathers.In 1903 he wrote a book titled The Question Box (revised 1929), published by the Catholic Truth Society of San Francisco. It received the Imprimatur (official seal of endorsement) of Patrick Cardinal Hayes, Archbishop of New York. The book became a very popular volume, selling in the millions. I have ... read more »