As we stand on the threshold of entering another year, this is often the time when we reflect on what has happened this year in our lives that we want to change as the new one approaches. Times of reflection often bring us to a crossroads where we can choose to repent or choose to… Continue reading Repentance or resentment? Which shall I choose?
You won't hear this bit of information on the news, but Aziz Yazdanpanah, the man who dressed as Santa on Christmas and killed six family members, was an Iranian Muslim. He was separated from his wife, who moved out of their home, and he had some serious financial problems. Those problems became too much for… Continue reading Father who killed family on Christmas was Muslim
When American colonists came to a crossroads of choosing resistance to an oppressive king or becoming a nation unto themselves, Patrick Henry, one of the forefathers of the United States, uttered his timeless words, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" The liberty of which he spoke at that time was outward freedom from oppression… Continue reading Genuine liberty
This past October a University of Arizona student was involved in a five car accident in Tucson that took the lives of his roommate and another friend. He suffered severe head trauma and was in a coma. His injuries were so severe that doctors thought he wouldn't recover. At the moment they were about to… Continue reading Miraculous recovery for Arizona man
In my childhood and teen years, when I read some of the prophecies of Jesus about how bad things would get, I would doubt if such terrible things could happen in my lifetime. Most of the people around me were what anyone would call "good people" who were generous, friendly, caring, family-oriented, and helped out… Continue reading When love waxes cold
In spite of several initiatives to draft gay rights legislation in the Parliament of the African nation of Ghana, parliamentarians have unanimously decided that they will toss out any bill attempting to promote gay rights. Several legislators came together this past Sunday with Christian church leaders for a prayer meeting to pray for the citizens… Continue reading Parliament of Ghana tells gay rights to take a hike
Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) submitted a draft today of legislation that could be used instead of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Their draft is entitled the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (OPEN). SOPA created a lot of controversy and outcry from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and… Continue reading Could new draft proposal squash the Stop Online Piracy Act?
Is the gift of prophecy really no longer needed in the church? Should we make all people who prophesy in the church cease and desist from doing so? Should we avoid televangelists who prophesy over the air? My views on the prophetic There are instances where people go overboard when they prophesy. For example, if… Continue reading Walking circumspectly: prophecy’s importance in the last days
Aksum, Ethiopia claims to be the home of the Ark of the Covenant mentioned in the Bible. It is housed in a small chapel called the Chapel of the Tablet. The chapel, designed by the late Emperor Hailie Selassie, has sprung a leak in its roof and the water damage makes it necessary to move… Continue reading Ethiopia’s Ark of the Covenant to be moved soon
Russian voters went to the polls today in Parliamentary elections and gave Vladimir Putin the message that they weren't too pleased with him. His ruling party, United Russia, reportedly did not even get 50% of the votes in early results from the polls whereas four years ago they received 64%. Voters expressed displeasure at the… Continue reading Russian voters give Putin a rude awakening