Believing the Best

I like to believe the best about people.  When I see some winsome character on television telling me that this or that is true, I want to believe them.  Then, a few minutes later, an equally winsome character on another channel tells me that the truth is exactly opposite from what I heard from the […]

In the Eyes of the Beholder

It is interesting to note how we see things so differently.  Our world view has a profound effect upon how we interpret events, even to the point of describing an object black on some occasions and other times seeing it as white. The recent controversy over the sexual assault charges against Joe Biden is a […]

Holding Hands in the Dark

Last Christmas eve, as I was leaving church, I wished everyone a very merry Christmas.  One lady responded by saying that church attendance, especially on Christmas eve, is like “holding hands in the dark.” As we look around and read the headlines, it does seem that the world is a very dark place. Every day […]

Truth

  “Quid est veritas?” said Pilate to Jesus. What is truth?  Is there such a thing as absolute truth? Many people, especially those of a progressive bent, deny that there is such a thing as objective truth and say that truth is a matter of perspective.  They insist that all truth claims should be recognized […]

The Real War

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness.”  This is a long post, but I believe it is an important one.  I hope you will take time to read it. As a young man I was taught by my parents and my church to […]

Roots

Make America great again!, the Trumpers cry.  Some of their opponents say that America was never great. What is the truth? America has never been perfect, but it has been great.  I am not so foolish as to bathe all past times in a nostalgic mist that obscures all flaws.  We are a nation composed […]

Quid est Veritas? What is Truth?

I listened carefully to the testimonies of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Cavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Both of them were powerful witnesses. Each of them has a host of supporters who vouch for their good character, and I had the impression that Ford and Kavanaugh were each telling the absolute truth “as they […]