One of the most-asked question coming from doubters of Christianity is “why would a supposedly loving God allow bad things to happen to good people”? I personally have wrestled with this question myself and have generally been dissatisfied by the answers I’ve heard from others. In this month’s Life, God, and the Universe entitled Why Would a Loving God Allow Bad Things to Happen to Good People?, we explore the common responses given by Christian leaders and explore an alternative explanation.
A Google search will show that the United States has the largest Christian population in the world… followed by Brazil and Mexico. If you asked people in our country what it means to be a Christian, you would hear words/phrases like love, peace, grace, forgiveness, helping each other, helping foreigners, loving and helping even your enemies. These were words/phrases spoken by Jesus and represent His character.
Today when you look at the behavior of our society, you will find that much of it is inconsistent with the character of Christ… despite being the most Christian nation in the world. In this month’s Life, God, and the Universe blog entitled A Plea to Preaching Pastors, we discuss the reasons behind these inconsistencies and suggestions how local churches can remedy these inconsistencies.
In this country, we look highly upon individuals that are self-sufficient and independent… not needing anyone. We put them on a pedestal as being powerful and in control of their lives. This, however, contradicts what we observe in the universe and is NOT consistent with the message of Jesus. In this month’s Life, God, and the Universe blog, we discuss The Importance of Community.
Most of us are familiar with the 80’s Dire Straits song “Money for Nothing” It’s a story about a blue-collar working reflecting on what it must be like to be a rock star… adored and worshiped by loving fans, gaining reward and pleasure for very little effort. For simply getting a little “blister on your finger”, you get money for nothing. In this month’s Life, God, and the Universe blog, we examine our society’s obsession with Money for Nothing.
Are you a What Would Jesus Do (i.e. WWJD) New-Testament kind of person or more of a What Would Moses Do (i.e. WWMD) Old-Testament kind of person? There are many self-proclaimed Christians out there that claim to be followers of Christ. In His 3-year ministry, Jesus provided many instructions on how to respond to various situations. In this month’s Life, God, and the Universe blog entitled The WWJD Challenge, we offer a test to determine the likelihood of following His various instructions.
Should we have executed Saddam Hussein? Knowing the human atrocities committed under his rule in Iraq, this may seem like an absurd question. In this month’s Life, God, and the Universe blog, entitled Should We Have Executed Saddam Hussein? we will discuss arguments both for and against his execution.
The Life, God, and the Universe web site has been around since 2013. This month’s blog entitled The Story of “Life, God, and the Universe” describes the inspiration behind the creation of the web site. This is a story that reflects my personal journey as a Christian.
Imagine seeing a commercial showing the ex-Presidents announcing a new noble cause program that enables ANYONE to get help on ANYTHING… for FREE. Imagine the impact of such an inspirational message on society. Imagine seeing people becoming more loving and caring toward one-another… WANTING to help one-another ALL OF THE TIME.
This months Life, God, and the Universe blog entitled The Most Society-Impacting Nobal Cause Proposal You Will Ever Hear proposes such a bold radical idea. To enable this idea to actually happen, this month’s blog message needs to go viral. I need everyone to share this message with everyone they know. Ultimately, I want this message to get to the ex-presidents… so THEY can launch and promote this noble cause idea.
In the New Testament, there are references to something called the body of Christ. Is this a physical entity? Is this a figurative description of followers of Jesus? What exactly IS this? In this months Life, God, and the Universe blog entitled What Exactly IS “The Body of Christ“?, we explore answers to this question.
Focusing on personal goals, aspiring to be the best, achieving personal success, owning that perfect house… that perfect car… all of these things can best be described as the American Dream. Question… is the “American Dream” consistent with what Jesus desires for our lives? In this month’s Life, God, and the Universe blog entitled Survival of the Fittest we explore answers to that question.