What IS a Blog Tour?

WHERE HAVE I BEEN FOR OVER A MONTH? All over the place: Up and down the East coast, in and out of multiple homes of friends and relatives, attending four different churches. and TEN WHOLE NIGHTS at Orange Lake Resort in Kissimmee FL. The nights were great; the days...

Black Holes

LAST TIME, WE TALKED ABOUT THE UNIMAGINABLE POWER AND CREATIVITY OF GOD AS DISPLAYED IN THE BIG BANG. That discussion generated good response, but I’m bound to get into trouble with this one, making spiritual pronouncements on stuff I know nothing about. Stuff like...

Two Big Bangs…and Counting

Are you as fascinated as I by the Big Bang? It wasn’t an explosion. Explosions blow things apart. The Big Bang blew things together. Within milliseconds, many design elements were in place and fully programmed. Our Creator God planted a period on a blank page and...

Those Mysterious Wise Men

IN THE PREVIOUS TWO BLOGS, we see the baby in a floor manger,     …shepherds coming to worship him— though not in a stable.  Now come Wise Men. What do we know about the Magi? Not much, actually. We know they came from the East, and Kenneth Bailey opts for...

And there were shepherds…

Are you still with me on this closer look at the Christmas story through the lens of Middle Eastern culture? Kenneth Bailey, after a lifetime of studying that way of life, saw details in the Scriptural account of Jesus’ birth that had been misunderstood or...