Politics always competes with religion (joining it, tolerating it when it must, and absorbing it when it can) in order to promise, if not a life beyond, then a new deal on this earth, and a leader smiling charismatically from the
The exact dimensions of the New Heaven are measured by an angel and reported to be 12,000 stadia, the equivalent of 1,400 miles or 2,200 kilometers, in length, width, and height (Revelation 21:15-16). Even though these proportions may have symbolic importance, this doesn’t mean they can’t be
Contributed by John Crowe on Jul 17, 2014
My 5-year-old great – grandson, Travis, and his mother had a conversation about heaven.
“Mom, I don’t think I want to go to heaven.”
“Sure you do.”
“No. I don’t think so.”
“But why not?”
“I think I’ll be hungry.”
“No, baby. Jesus will make sure to feed you.”
“I know, but Jesus feeds
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Oct 13, 2012
It is fitting that we begin with a true story involving three main characters: an elderly man nearing death, a kindhearted woman in robust health, and a deceased boy very much alive.
Five months earlier, physicians had diagnosed sixty-five-year-old Vernon Samuels with terminal lung cancer. They
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
WE DON'T KNOW HALF OF IT
The famous explorer Marco Polo after completing his journeys went back to his home in Venice. When he got back to his home he began to describe some of the things he had seen. But his close friends thought he had gone mad. He told then about black stones that you could
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2009
Crimean War Heroes Honored by Queen Victoria
After the Crimean War, a great celebration was held in London to honor the heroes wounded in battle. Queen Victoria was present to give out the medals. Some of the soldiers appeared with empty sleeves, some came on crutches, and some had bandaged
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 10, 2005
In the movie “Shawshank Redemption,” an old prisoner, Brooks Handlin, acts unreasonable and threatens to take another prisoner’s life. They find out that the reason Brooks has reacted this way is that he’s scared. Scared because his parole has been approved. You see those outside of Shawshank see
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Mar 19, 2001
"Leslie Weatherhead tells of a little boy who was admitted to an orphanage after his parents were killed. One of the first items on the agenda was to find him a new set of clothes. He was given a new pair of pants, a new shirt, and a pair of shoes that shinned as he saw his face in its glow.