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All Reputable Scientists Know

Scientists know everything, so they should be trusted. They always have the best interest of humankind at heart. Except when they don’t. Who worked tirelessly to create the 1945 nuclear explosions that killed roughly 200,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Um, scientists? We are constantly being told that “all reputable scientists” know things that the…

The Lonely Way

In the centuries just after creation, people lived exceptionally long lives. Adam lived to be 930. Methuselah, the man who lived the longest, reached the age of 969! These incredible lifespans were made possible by pristine environment and freedom from disease. Methuselah’s father lived a comparatively short lifespan, though. The Bible says that “all the…

Closing the Gap

One time I heard about a fascinating experiment performed by a teacher at a Christian university. At the beginning of the semester, he handed out a 24-question survey about Jesus: “Did being in a big crowd make Jesus nervous?” “Did Jesus enjoy parties?” At the end of the semester, the professor handed out a similar…

Is Human Touch a Thing of the Past?

By Brent Smith [Brent is the preaching minister of the Trenton Church of Christ in Trenton, TN.] Contagious diseases were around in Bible times, too.  Leprosy was a terrible illness that sometimes left victims with disfigured faces and missing digits on hands and feet.  Following the Law of Moses, infected persons were quarantined and practiced…

When the Storm Passes

Many advertisers are airing commercials talking about “the new normal.” In this new normal, you can buy a car without seeing the salesman’s shifty smile, shaking his hand, or even smelling the liver and onions on his breath. You can select the vehicle online, and it will be delivered to your door. But don’t worry.…

There’s a Lot of Guessing Going On

The “smart people” in our society have conditioned us to believe that scientists are infallible. They are superior to the foolish Christians who believe in God and the Bible based on faith. Atheists have the facts. They have evidence. They have theories so flawless that even calling them theories is ignorant at best and shameful…

How Will I Be Remembered?

In one broadcast of his program “Living on the Edge,” Chip Ingram asked a good question: How do you want to be remembered? With what few words would you like for your life to be described? Think about the household names of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Picasso, Rembrandt, and Da Vinci.…

A Short List

The Bible says that “there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content” (1 Tim. 6:6-8). The simplicity of these needs contrasts sharply with the extensive list…

Is Church a Spectator Sport?

Team identification is a fascinating thing. At work, men boast about the athletic accomplishments of players they don’t even know. “Did you see the homerun Joey Gallo hit? He’s my man!” “Did you see Luka Doncic hit that incredible three-pointer last night? Wow!” Of course, team identification isn’t always fun. If Dak Prescott throws an…

Who Has the Real Crown?

Eric is the preaching minister of the Hamburg Pike Church of Christ in Jeffersonville, Indiana.] Many human coronaviruses exist, but COVID-19 is a new disease. The virus has spikes that make it appear to have a crown (Latin “corona”). COVID-19 is spread person-to-person or by contact with contaminated surfaces. The symptoms are fever, cough, and…