Some Thoughts on Writing, Editing, and Publishing

Hits: 23[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Those who write, edit, and publish material for others to read have weighty responsibilities that “go with the territory.” This is especially true of those who produce religious materials (e.g., church…

The Ethic of Honesty

Hits: 29[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.          Introduction Willard Sperry tells an interesting story in the book, We Prophesy in Part, of a 19th century preacher of some repute.1 He preached the same sermon in three different New York…

Symptoms and Causes

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] It is universally accepted that in the practice of medicine it is both wiser and more effective to treat the cause of a disease rather than merely the symptoms. The…

The Bible and Work

Hits: 2[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] It is interesting to observe differences between older and younger generations of people. One of the most striking differences has to do with moral values of the respective generations. Another difference…

Things that Keep Me Going

Hits: 14[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] No person ever lived that never became discouraged, including such spiritual giants as our Lord and the apostle Paul (Mat. 23:37; Acts 28:15; 1 Cor. 2:3; et al.). When perverse…

Ethics and Morals

Hits: 14[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote the classic novel, The Brothers Karamazov. Whatever else might be said of Dostoyevsky, he grasped one of the essential implications of Atheism, Humanism, and Naturalism. He had…

The Principle of “Ought”

Hits: 48[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  2 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…

Life Begins at Conception—So Abortion Is Murder

Hits: 161[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] January 22, 2022 marks the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. In that span more than 61,670,000 totally innocent, helpless human beings have been slain in the…

Exposition of Jeremiah 1:4–10

Hits: 37[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             The time was about 1500 B.C. The chilling words of warning from Jehovah to Israel through Moses were these: But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto…

Principles for Making Moral Decisions

Hits: 63[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction             When we speak of “morals,” “morality,” “mores,” and that which is “moral,” what do we mean? This family of English words is the transliteration of a Latin term, moralis,…