The great scientist Isaac Newton once performed an experiment that required him to stare at the image of the sun in a mirror. The brightness burned into his retina, and he suffered temporary blindness. Even after he isolated himself for three days behind closed shutters, still the bright spot wouldn’t fade from his vision.Read More
The importance of knowing God’s Word
A church pastor visited the sixth grade Sunday School class one day and listened as the teacher taught some of the Old Testament. At the end, the pastor asked, “Does anyone know who knocked down the walls of Jericho?”Read More
What’s the greatest hope of heaven?
New Testament scholar A.M. Hunter relates a story in one of his books about a dying man who asked his Christian doctor to tell him about the place he was heading.Read More
Living for the hope of heaven
A man walked into his doctor’s office for a regular visit, and he noticed a brand-new fish tank had recently been installed.Read More
How to pray politically
A doctor, an engineer, and a politician were arguing one day about which profession of the three was older. “Well,” argued the doctor, “without the role of a physician, mankind could not have survived for all these years. So I’m completely certain that mine is the oldest profession.”Read More
Does luck really exist?
Many of the small superstitions people have today are rooted in misunderstandings of Christians years ago. Medieval theologians, for example, argued that since a ladder leaning against a wall forms a triangle, and a triangle is a symbolic reminder of the Holy Trinity, anyone who carelessly blunders through this mystical space is risking divine wrathRead More
How to value those who labor for you
There’s nothing quite like looking at a newborn baby. But as adorable as they are, infants do not really appreciate what parents do for them. This is because they have short memories. Their concern is not what you did for them yesterday but what you are doing for them right now.Read More
Don’t be troubled.
For several years, a woman had been having trouble getting to sleep at night because she feared burglars. Her husband did what he could to comfort her, but the woman simply could not let go of her fear. So night after night, she lay awake anxiously listening for the slightest sound of a break-in.Read More
What it really means to be free
In his famous little book On Christian Truth, Harry Blamires suggests that we think of the human race aboard a hijacked jetliner flying through time. He writes…Read More
Use your words wisely.
A young boy with a bad temper was pushing his father to the limits. So one day, his dad handed the youngster a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper and said something unkind, he would have to drive a nail into the back fence.Read More