Is it belief

"Jesus said to him, 'Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.'"  John 20:29 If you ask any Christian if they believe there is a Heaven, he will most likely say "Yes".  And if you were to ask any Christian if God loves them, you would probably get the same answer.  We have been taught all our lives that Heaven is a real place and that God loves us.  We say with little hesitation that we believe the words of the bible are Read more [...]

Who is really first

""Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?"  Haggai 1:4 As I find myself sitting in the Student Center at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary(NOBTS)  in, you guessed it, New Orleans, I finished my summary of the book of Haggai for the Old Testament Theology class I am taking for my Doctorate in Theology.  I am not attending NOBTS, rather I am getting my degree from another Seminary, however, I joined my son for His trip here Read more [...]

Think on these things

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."  Php 4:8 I have been amazed by the coverage given to both the Casey Anthony trial and the Anthony Weiner scandal.  The media has given a disproportionate amount of time to these stories.  Before this there was the Tiger Woods story, Charlie Sheen meltdown, Read more [...]