Faith and Religion
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Chapter 33 concludes the “woe” section of Isaiah 28-33. Assyria is clearly the “destroyer” (33:1), but the faithful look to the Lord for encouragement (33:2). Faith does not … more
I just completed teaching a Bible class on the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, two often ignored books of the Bible. One of the issues that jumps to the surface repeatedly concerns the relationship … more
Preachers, bless ‘em, don’t have to look hard for reasons to laugh. Some are able to put laughter “on hold,” restraining guffaws until sermons end; others can only surrender … more
The Church of the Nazarene will be hosting a car show fundraiser on Oct. 16 to welcome worshipers back to church. Reverend David House, who is from Valleyview Church of the Nazarene in Amarillo, … more
Last night after I had fallen asleep, I received a text. When I woke up at 2:38, I checked my phone and this is what the text said: “Do you have the wrong number. I’m an atheist. Please, … more
Originally published on December 4, 2009, as the first in a series of thoughts regarding the intersection of faith and reason in university life. Slight modifications are made here. In this age of … more
It seems strange that a LUKEWARM Christian would care enough to have a faith battle with a college professor, but I did. Sadly I was “lukewarm” in my faith in so many ways during my time … more
Nobility in personal character highlights the kingdom God will establish. Righteousness and justice are twin concepts in the eighth century prophets. Thus, what marks the king’s reign will also … more
Clay Center, Kansas – The God of the Bible says of Himself, “. . . for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from … more
Most hunters are so gung-ho, they’ll hunt anything that’ll run from ‘em. Similarly, TV news folks salivate at the prospect of all-out chases to pluck credible opinions on … more
It’s revival time at The Plow, the new revival center at The House of Lefors. The House of Lefors welcomes everyone for four nights of preaching, praying, singing, shouting and awesome … more
The prophecy against Judah’s failure to trust Yahweh continues from chapter 30.  In various ways and circumstances, Isaiah keeps asking, “Whom do you trust?”  The woe upon … more
I have always known that God “often” reminded the Israelites that He “brought them out of the land of Egypt.” If you are a Bible student, I’m sure you probably have … more
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brettlren to dwell together in unity! Psalms 133:1. Members of the Open Door, Church of God in Christ, along down with Gran it Gashi, owner of the Fire … more
Judah callously disregards God, which brings another woe (30:1). Specifically, they plan to seek Egypt’s aid against Assyria apart from the Lord (30:2). They will find, however, not refuge but … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, In the midst of all that is taking place in our world we are often brought back to what is taking place in our lives. I realize that in the midst of … more
Don’t you hate it when someone misquotes you or quotes you, but misrepresents what you meant? I’m sure that Jesus feels the same way. And when it happens to Him, we can be certain that He … more
AMARILLO, Texas — August 7, 2021 — As his nation is conquered and his family divided, Daniel faces intensifying pressure to abandon his convictions. Will his faith survive? Millions … more
A second “woe” concerns ritual that is devoid of spirit. God taunts Jerusalem to awaken them to how heartfelt worship was missing from their rituals (29:1). The city will become something … more
The words of Jesus in Matthew 5:10-12 are not a new truth. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others … more
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