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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 »

Timothy McVeigh’s “Invictus”

Timothy McVeigh is dead. His ashes were secretly deposited into Earth's bowels, to return to the dust whence they came (Gen. 3:19; Eccl. 12:7). His soul has entered a new domain where there is no place for arrogance, defiance, or "coping" with the environment (Lk. 16:23ff). To the very end McVeigh exhibited no public remorse. According to a news report, ... read more »

Learning to Trust God

In his classic novel, Robinson Crusoe (1719), author Daniel Defoe has his leading character, Crusoe, cast upon a deserted island off the coast of South America following a violent shipwreck. For more than 28 years he languished under conditions that most would consider unbearable. On a certain occasion, however, the isolated Englishman reflected upon his circumstances - perhaps more deeply ... read more »

Why Humanity Should Serve God

I have no reason to doubt that her question was entirely sincere-however misguided it was. "Suppose you could prove to me that there is a God. So what! Would that necessarily mean that I would be obligated to serve him? Your God must be on a super 'ego trip' if he expects everyone in the universe to worship him." What ... read more »

The Holy Scriptures—Indestructible

The Word of God "lives and abides." Thus wrote Peter, the inspired apostle of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:23). To buttress this claim regarding the enduring nature of the sacred Word, the divine spokesman quoted from the Old Testament prophet, Isaiah (40:6ff), declaring: All flesh is as grass, and all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass ... read more »

The Value of Persecution

Persecution is a reality of the Christian life. Paul ominously warned that "all who would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution" (2 Timothy 3:12). We expect persecution from the world. After all, Jesus said: "A servant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you" (Jn. 15:20). The more lamentable reality is ... read more »

The Trail of Tears

Human beings are the only biological creatures on earth to shed tears in times of emotional distress. And what is even more interesting is the fact that tears of emotion are chemically different than those caused by physical forces, e.g., wind, fumes, etc. Those who subscribe to the theory of evolution cannot explain the presence of tears in man. Some ... read more »

The Destiny of Our Children: Nature or Nurture?

Do parents have any important, long-term effects on the development of their children? That was the question raised recently by psychologist Judith Rich Harris, author of the controversial book, The Nurture Assumption. Her answer was a boisterous, "No!" Harris's book is sub-titled, "Why Children Turn Out The Way They Do" and "Parents Matter Less Than You Think And Peers Matter ... read more »

Seven “Laws” to Pray By

Prayer comes very close to being a basic human instinct. When one is in a life-threatening danger, the inclination is to pray. When the sorrows of human existence come crashing in and the heart is crushed under the burden, one can scarcely restrain himself from calling out for help - even when no discernable person is present. When one is ... read more »

The Compassion of Christ

The saying is proverbial: "People do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care." There is a measure of truth in that. Consider the case of Jesus Christ. He was the most forceful, demanding teacher who has ever lived. He was the one who taught that even one's closest family members must give way to ... read more »