Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Dan Kimball, the pastor of Graceland in Santa Cruz, CA recently told me, " The great thing about postmodernism is the vacuum that exists for truth,
Contributed by Scott Carson on Mar 29, 2001
George MacDonald, “Truth is truth, whether it’s spoken by the lips of Jesus
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Apr 16, 2001
Rich Atchley says that if you went to the average university campus today, & asked students if they know a verse of Scripture, most would say that they do. If you had asked 10 or 15 years ago, most would have quoted John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
Contributed by Lynn Floyd on May 17, 2001
What if your science professor announces that your first experiment will involve studying the properties of acids. She places a 500 ML Pyrex beaker containing clear liquid on the lab table and says, "This is sulfuric acid." In response to her explanation, imagine your lab partner, Jim blurts out,
Contributed by Jim Luthy on Aug 14, 2001
This religion of me and thee, as George Gallup, Jr. calls it, along with a hunger for experience over knowledge, has contributed to a tremendous diversity of beliefs, many of which are antithetical to biblical principles. These unhealthy attitudes have crept into the church, as evidenced by the
Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Sep 4, 2001
Evangelish Robert Sumner told the story:
When George Gibson Polley was a boy in Richmond, he hit a baseball onto the roof of a six-story building. Since with most sandlot games, it was the only ball the boys had, George promptly climbed up the outside of the building and retrieved it. This was the
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Sep 27, 2001
[What About the Foundation?, Citation: Ravi Zacharias, "If the Foundations Be Destroyed," Preaching Today, Tape No. 142.]
A few weeks ago, I did a lectureship at Ohio State University.
As I was being driven to the lecture, we passed the new Wexner Art Center.
The driver said, "This is a new
I’ve heard author Frank Peretti compare our culture’s hunger for biblical absolutes to the need for authority on a neighborhood playground in the summertime. Posted on the fence of the playground are some rules: “No hitting. No profanity. Only age ten and under on the monkey bars.
Contributed by Greg Yount on Oct 28, 2001
Stanford Research Institute was studying the differences in vocational perceptions. They
devised a short but succinct test. The first to be tested was an engineer. The researchers asked him: “
What does two plus two make?” The engineer simply said, “In absolute terms:
Contributed by Michael Biolsi on Nov 24, 2001
As a result of poor planning a Texas man needed some same-day dry cleaning before he left on a trip. He remembered one store with a huge sign, “One-Hour Dry Cleaners,” on the other side of town, so he drove out of his way to drop off his suit. After filling out the tag, he told the clerk, “I need
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 28, 2001
Many years ago a small Jewish boy asked his father, "Why must we surrender our Jewish faith and start to attend Lutheran services here in Germany? The father replied, "Son, we must abandon our faith so that people will accept us and support our business adventures!" The young lad never got over his
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 16, 2002
There is no room for broad-mindedness in a chemical laboratory. Water is composed of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. The slightest deviation from the formula – not allowed.
There is nor room for broad-mindedness when it comes to music. The skilled director will not permit his first
Contributed by William Norman on Nov 4, 2002
The story is told of W. H. Auden, who in the 1930’s believed there was no such thing as God or absolute truth. But in the aftermath of Hitler’s invasion of Poland, Auden saw a documentary report. He then knew two things. One was that Hitler was an evil human being. And the second was
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
It is no wonder that in 15 years of asking high school students throughout America whether, in an emergency situation, they would save their dog or a stranger first, most students have answered that they would not save the stranger. "I love my dog, I don’t love the stranger," they always say. The
Contributed by Sol Madlambayan on Nov 30, 2002
West Point’s "Harder Right"
This quotation is from the "Cadet Prayer." It is repeated every Sunday in chapel services at West Point:
"Make us choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be contented with half truth when whole truth can be won. Endow us with courage that is
Contributed by Greg Waddell on Nov 30, 2002
Though this may be an oversimplification, there are basically two fundamental worldviews with regard to the subject of TRUTH. These two views can be compared to playdough and a rock. They are two ways to view the world in which we live.
The playdough worldview sees truth as flexible, changing,
Contributed by David Ward on Aug 2, 2003
A young American engineer named Billy was sent to Ireland by his company to work in a new electronics plant. It was a two-year assignment that he had accepted because it would enable him to earn enough to marry his long-time girlfriend, Irene. She had a job near her home in Tennessee, and their
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Aug 6, 2003
Blaise Pascal observed, “Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Aug 6, 2003
Even if you never saw the movie “A Few Good Men,” you’re probably familiar with one scene.
Tom Cruise plays a military lawyer and is interrogating tough-guy Jack Nicholson.
Cruise is getting nowhere and finally yells, “I WANT THE TRUTH!”
And Jack Nicholson shouts back. “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE
Contributed by Danny Dye on Feb 24, 2004
Bob Russell tells in his book God Builds a Church about his son Rusty speaking to a high school world religions class. He told them about Jesus’ claim that he is the way, the truth, and the life. "Most of the students still