The Principle of “Ought”

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.]             Believers can’t deny that some who claim to be “Christians” are odd (said oddities occurring not because of, but in spite of the Bible). Believers don’t have a patent on oddness, however….

Exposition of Acts 2:29-36

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction             The Bible contains numerous outstanding sermons or at least briefs thereof. The minds of Bible students immediately go to the Lord’s “Sermon on the Mount,” Peter’s Pentecost sermon, Stephen’s oration to…

A Primer on the Meaning of Faith

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction  There is hardly a more important subject for mankind to contemplate—and understand— than that of faith. It is a subject (and word) that men widely abuse and misuse. This misunderstanding is…

“Put Things Right”

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] NASA launched Voyager Spacecrafts 1 and 2 in 1977. They continue to make space exploration history on several counts. After sending back stunning pictures of Saturn (1980), Uranus (1986), and Neptune (1989), Voyager…

Emphasizing “The Basics”

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles               Anytime men stray very far from “the basics” in any field of endeavor they fall far below their potential. A football team can have splendid athletes, but if it neglects…

Denominationalism

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] Denominationalism refers to a “denominational or sectarian spirit or policy; the tendency to divide into denominations or sects” (Random House College Dictionary). In religion, the term refers to the multitude (some count…

Christian Evidences

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] The Study of “Christian evidences” is the study of facts and issues that give substance to the claims of the Gospel and its principal figure, Jesus Christ. Scholars and students commonly divide…

Morals in an Immoral Age

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             It is no secret to those of us who have lived a few decades that our nation has suffered a catastrophic decline in moral principle and behavior over this span. Those who…

The Only Adequate Cause

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] We live in a cause-effect universe: Every effect must have a cause—yea, an adequate or sufficient cause—to explain it. A wrist-watch implies a watch-maker. A house implies a designer and builder. The computer on which…

The Only Adequate Cause

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] We live in a cause-effect universe: Every effect must have a cause—yea, an adequate or sufficient cause—to explain it. A wrist-watch implies a watch-maker. A house implies a designer and builder. The computer on which I…