Contributed on Apr 28, 2002
Those seeking truth should consider: 1. Christian faith birthed science. 2. Miracles are not things done against natural law, but according to natural law. 3. To close the door to the possibility of the existence of God goes against the very fabric
How do you explain miracles to a scientist? How do you explain science to a Christian? Can it be done, and is there a conflict between the two? How do we use objective critical reasoning and still believe in things like the parting of the Red Sea, a virgin giving birth to a child, shriveled ...read more
Contributed on May 5, 2002
Christianity answers three basic questions: 1. What is the origin of life? 2. What is the meaning of life? 3. What is the value of life?
On March 5, the Ohio House of Representatives began hearings on two controversial bills which are attempting to allow students to be taught alternative views of biological origins. House Bill 481 would call for “origins science” classes to be “taught objectively and without religious, ...read more
Contributed on May 19, 2002
Questions: 1. What is hell like? 2. Is hell forever? 3. How can a good God send people to hell?
It is captivating to watch the movie industry and their fascination with spiritual issues — twisted as they may be at times. There are any number of films dealing with angels, the spiritual world, and even heaven and hell. One of the most graphic of these was the film Ghost starring Patrick ...read more
Contributed on May 26, 2002
When it comes to doubt, we need to see that: 1. Doubts can build faith. 2. We will never have all the answers. 3. A cynical spirit leads us away from God.
Philip Yancey in his book, Disappointment with God, tells of a letter he received from a woman who was struggling with life and her faith in God. He says, “A young mother wrote that her joy had turned to bitterness and grief when she delivered a daughter with spina bifida, a birth defect that ...read more
Contributed on Jun 3, 2002
When Jesus says he is the way, it means: 1) You are not the way. 2) Other religions are not the way. 3) Jesus Christ is the only way to God.
Godfrey Saxe’s poem The Blind Men and the Elephant is based on a fable from India. (See the complete poem at the end of the sermon. May also be used as a skit.) In it, six blind men go to observe an elephant to understand what one really is. One blindly walks into the elephant’s side and ...read more
Contributed on Jun 9, 2002
We need to ask: 1) Why is there violence in Christian history? 2) Why is there violence in present day Christianity? 3) What can be done about it today?
Sadly, there are many people today who reject Christianity because of the hypocrisy and inconsistencies of the church and individual Christians throughout history. They point to some of the ugly parts of the church’s past like the Crusades, the witch trials, and the Inquisition. The Spanish ...read more
Contributed on Jul 1, 2002
A look at Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
Recently one of the major denominations met in Columbus to debate, of all things, whether or not Jesus Christ is the one true Savior of the world. Is he the universal Savior or might there be several? What about the other world religions and their claims? Some people wonder if perhaps there ...read more