God’s Chemical Miracle of Sex

Matthew 19:4b-5 “at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’. Dr. Freda Bush and Dr. Joe McIlhaney are Obstetrician/Gynecologists and co-authors of “Girls Uncovered” and “Hooked”.  In these […]

Here am I. Send Me!

Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I.  Send me!”   As Christians we may often picture God with a list of special tasks and then a corresponding list of his people to accomplish the tasks.  […]

The Sin of Omission

James 4:17 Anyone then who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it sins. If we are honest as Christians, we typically know if we have sinned or are sinning.  Unless tarnished, our God-given conscience tells us if we have committed an act of sin.  Earlier in his book, James gives an insightful […]

Being a Refresher of Others

1 Corinthians 16:17  I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you. Anyone who has competed in endurance races like 10k’s, marathons, triathlons and the like, probably understand the intense feeling of thirst.  A short distance can seem like an eternity when you are becoming de-hydrated […]

The Matthew Effect – is God Unfair?

Matthew 25:29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. David Epstein published an interesting read entitled The Sports Gene which investigates the question of whether elite athletes are genetic freaks or simply normal people who overcome their […]

Jesus – Not a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel Robert Merton, a 20th century sociologist, is credited as coining the expression “self-fulfilling prophecy” which is “in the beginning, a false definition of the situation evoking a new behavior which makes […]

Hope Deferred Makes the Heart Sick

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. There are many sporting memories that remain etched in my mind and many have come on the highest stage, the Olympic Games.  One such memory is of U.S. speed skater Dan Jansen.  Dan was a world class speed […]