Rapture Predictions Like “The Great Sign” Stumble the Lost

Since Jesus ascended to Heaven, Christians have been awaiting His return. As the world descends into anarchy, our desire for Jesus’ return becomes more and more fervent. Despite Jesus’ own admonition against it, Christians have tried since ancient times to determine from scripture exactly when the “rapture” will occur. The latest of these predictions is the so-called “Great Sign” – an alignment in the heavens which will happen on September 23rd, 2017. I submit that such predictions are a danger to those who are not yet believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Camping World CEO Apology

Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis made some ill-considered remarks on a recent TV interview and has issued a heartfelt apology which will be forwarded as a PDF in response to customer feedback posted on the company website. Since none of the news media is likely to share this apology because true humility isn’t considered newsworthy, I decided to share it here.

What’s So Wrong With Privilege? – The Biblical Perspective

There’s a lot of talk these days about innate unearned privilege. The assumption is that it is inherently wrong. But what if it was God’s intent all along? If so, why? How can the privileged and the underprivileged both glorify God in a world of inequality?

Why We Fight

A little tirade about the motivations of soldiers in answer to commonly voiced contentions about the American Civil War.

Remembering Bebelplatz In the Final Days of Freedom of Speech in the USA

Remembering the heartbreaking bonfire of books burned by students in 1933 Berlin, and the parallel fanatic proscription of freedom of expression we see in America today, all in the light of Heinrich Heine’s famous observation that where people burn books, people will in the end also burn people.

Love Doesn’t Imply Approval – The Distinction Between Nature and Behavior

Pointing out and opposing sinful behavior does not imply that we hate our fellow children of God. Indeed standing firmly in opposition to sin – in ourselves first, but also in others – is a token of true love. We must make the essential distinction between our universal sinful nature, and the practice of sinful behavior.

A New Appreciation for Calvin and Hobbes

I found an old Calvin and Hobbes cartoon in my personal memorabilia files which gave me new appreciation for the old comic strip I used to love.

On (Un)Common Courtesy – A Mothers Day BriRant

My Mothers Day 2017 gift to my sainted mother – praising her for her attitude of true love and compassion for other people, and her effort to impart the same to her children.

An(other) Appeal for Salvation in Christ for My Non-Christian Loved Ones

Yet another heartfelt appeal on behalf of my beloved friends and loved ones who have not yet called upon the Name of Jesus for salvation. Our hope for eternal life and forgiveness of our sins can only be found in Jesus. Satan’s program of lies designed to distract us from the Truth of the Gospel is reaching a crescendo, and I am convinced that the time is drawing very short until Jesus returns to overthrow satan’s wicked regime, and (re)establish God’s dominion over the Earth as it is in Heaven. Time is very short for those who will to believe the Gospel of Jesus and call upon His Name for salvation.

The New Religious Oppression – How the Handmaid’s Tale Gets it Wrong

The new Hulu series based on the novel The Handmaid’s Tale warns of a fundamentalist Christian theocracy in which women are oppressed and exploited solely for procreation. But it is Islam, not Christianity which is ringing in this “brave new world.” The good news is that God has foretold this in the Bible, and has made a way for our salvation in Christ.