Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 21, 2009
One day, C.H. Spurgeon was walking through the English countryside with a friend. As they strolled along, the evangelist noticed a barn with a weather vane on its roof. At the top of the vane were these words: GOD IS LOVE. Spurgeon remarked to his companion that he thought this was a rather
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 25, 2009
Henny Youngman in Take My Book, Please told this story: A father was explaining ethics to his son, who was about to go into business. "Suppose a woman comes in and orders $100 worth of material. You wrap it up and give it to her. She pays you with a $100 bill. As she goes out the door you
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Mar 3, 2009
Airplane pilots are subject to a strange phenomenon. When flying through clouds or fog, which prevent them from seeing the horizon, they cannot feel the plane’s wings beginning to bank to the left or right. In the early days of flight, pilots followed the myth of instinct. They believed they could
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Mar 4, 2009
KIDS AND GLOBAL WARMING
This past April, the Washington Post interviewed a 9-year-old who said the Earth is "just starting to fade away." In 20 years there will be "no oxygen" he said, and he’ll be dead. The Post went on to say, "for many children and young adults, global warming is defining
When I worked in Toronto for a food processing plant, I believed we had the best products on the market. I would tell my customers that my products were worth the twenty cents a pound more than my competitors, because they were better, and I really believed they were.
truth is never something purely abstract, but "a real part of the human and Christian journey of every
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
TRANSPARENCY AND REAL LIFE
I can right off the top of my head think of at least three falsehoods that many people still call the truth today:
1. "Every day in every way our world is getting better, better, better."
I sure would like to meet the person who first wrote those words, wouldn’t
Contributed by Timothy Darling on Mar 19, 2009
I love the tragedy, King Lear. In what I think is Shakespeare’s greatest play, the king divides his kingdom in thirds and decides to give the daughter that loves him most the best portion. When he makes his purpose known, the older two begin flattering him shamelessly. His oldest says,
Contributed by Tyler Edwards on Apr 29, 2009
We see things every day; from the moment we open our eyes in the morning to the second we close them to sleep at night we are seeing things. Every day you wake up, you open your eyes and you see. You see using light. Light enables you to see the shoe that was left haphazardly on the floor before
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on May 7, 2009
A GREAT TRUTH
A psychiatrist once unknowingly referred to one of God’s paradoxes, remarking, "The greatest secret of mental health comes down to us in the words, ’Whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jun 21, 2009
Author, John Kehoe wrote an article called Authentic Relationships. I quote, “I have a good friend who is the most authentic person I know. People love being around her because she is so real, with no pretense. She makes everyone feel special, not in a phony way; she makes them feel special because
THE CHURCH MUST SERVE THE TRUTH
The Church does not have technical solutions to offer  and does not claim 'to interfere in any way in the politics of States.'  She does, however, have a mission of truth to accomplish, in every time and circumstance, for a society that is attuned to man,
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 8, 2009
Walter Reich wrote in a column from Washington: I’m a man of bad habits, one of which is reading the newspaper while eating. Since I don’t have time for either activity, each one provides a good excuse for the other. The result is that I eat too much, and probably read too much, with the deep
“Charity in truth, to which Jesus Christ bore witness by his earthly life and especially by his death and resurrection, is the principal driving force behind the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
STAND BY YOUR SIGN
When an individual or a congregation has the attitude of compromise in regard to spiritual values and truths, dark days are ahead. All who strive to be Christians feel a certain amount of pressure from the world. Through the strength that Christ gives, we can overcome the
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jul 18, 2009
We may change but God never changes.
He is not the great I was, or the great I am going
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 20, 2009
When I was a boy some adults were joking about the answer to a question. One said, “Oh, I would tell you the truth three or four different ways before I would like to you.” Some people actually do that, even until this day.
A classic example is the Great International Horse Race that took
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 20, 2009
In his book, Integrity, Ted Engstrom told this story: For Coach Cleveland Stroud and the Bulldogs of Rockdale County High School (Conyers, Georgia), it was their championship season. They had 21 wins and 5 losses on the way to the Georgia boys’ basketball tournament in March, then a dramatic
Contributed by Nigel Heath on Aug 12, 2009
Philosophical arguments can be very confusing and also very convincing.
RC Sproul quotes some research that reveals: ‘Over 90% of students entering college in USA are convinced of, and committed to the relativity of truth’ = That there is no objective reality.
What is actually being
Contributed by Rickey Bennett on Aug 19, 2009
LOOK AT YOURSELF AS WHAT YOU'LL BE
The Puritan Richard Sibbes offers encouragement along those lines in his book The Bruised Reed. He said, "Let us not therefore be discouraged at the small beginnings of grace, but look on ourselves as elected to be 'holy and without blame' (Ephesians 1:4).