Baal was a Phoenician god whose worship of involved many abominable practices, most infamous being child sacrifice. This is the period that the story of Gideon deals with, a time in Israel’s history where they frequently went astray until God raised a judge to deliver them. Gideon was such a judge.
Noah is arguably the most widely recognised biblical character after Christ. However, very little is actually known about the man. Nothing is known of his early life, and he first appears in scripture when he is 500 years old, leaving the majority of his life concealed.
Covid-19 has highlighted paradigms of trust and mistrust toward current authorities and control bodies. Who do you trust? Take this poll to find out.
One of the most remarkable things about this story is not the battle between the shepherd and giant, but the purity of David’s confidence in God’s help.
With such great potential, Samson fell short because of sin and disobedience. Mighty in physical strength, he was weak in resisting temptation, his life a clear warning against the dangers of self-indulgence and lack of discipline.
Daniels life is a tapestry of great lessons. God used him as a light to those around him. Through him, they witnessed something of the glory of God, kings even converted by the experience.
A retelling of the story of Esther. A tale in which the name of God does not appear once, but in which the hand of God is seen everywhere.
An article addressing the challenge presented by Jesus' words “unless you forgive each other from your heart.”
Living out his human life with no divine assistance beyond that offered to all men, Jesus felt as acutely as you or I the alluring sense of Satan's temptations. But in the midst of his internal struggles, Christ chose to trust no one, not even himself, over God.
Just as God deemed it better to create us than not, so he deemed it better to create genders than not. But why have himself portrayed predominantly in the masculine, rather than feminine?
This article examines the question, 'How can I grow in my faith?' It's a question all Christians ask themselves. After all, the scriptures tell us we are saved through faith, are to live by faith. But how do we grow in it?
Read the first installment of what I intend to be a collection of short stories on how life's traumas can become the springboard to the provision of our deepest needs.
Stilts: Challenging, daring and fun. kids on the move love them
A poem about the victory over life Christ offers if we would entrust our present and future to him.
Sitting 6+ hours per day makes you up to 40% likelier to die within 15 years than someone who sits less than 3. Even if you exercise.
Why, at times, do we still do what's wrong, even when we are convicted by our conscious against it? Learn about the power of conformity, instant gratification, and more.
Life is full of little surprises and every now and again it loves to fire them at you in rapid fire bursts of overwhelming intensity. My honeymoon was a bit like that.
Our own choices become the key contributor —or detractor— of our character. How is character different from morality? How can we best develop character?
How do we live above our baser predispositions? Are we slaves to our temperaments? Is there a difference between personality and character?
Boys will model themselves after men they respect and admire. Being a Dad grants one the perfect opportunity to to be such a man for your son(s). Here are some ideas to aid success .
How then, you might ask, in this hidden, depraved, deceptive, unfathomable—but most important part of me—do I bring about purity?
The continuing saga of an unlucky plumber, in which he discovers first hand the risks of the trade.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Post Viral Syndrome. Whatever the doctor calls it, there is much misunderstanding about the malady. This article makes sense of the confusion...
In 1988, I married the woman I'm still married to today. We cherish each other more now than ever, which has become quite an achievement in Western society. So what, if anything, did we do right?
Though consensus may never be reached as to what is modest and what is not, key considerations can be addressed that will help come to ones own conclusion?
To the degree that we believe God is vindictive toward us, we will be vindictive toward those who offend us. Mercy triumphs over judgement.
In the beatitudes, Jesus presents blessings that are available to the one that would accept that their own blessedness, their transition from injury, pain and emptiness to healing, comfort and fullness, requires that they first pursue and take on-board some healing attitudes of faith.
As implausible as it may seem, God created a place where He is not the only required cog in the machine. Our universe is a place in which he, though integral, is not the overruling puppet master. This world is not a place where his input annuls all others so that imperfections can be corrected at...
Did you know every medical textbook, at least up until a few years ago, indicated that one of the most common effects of inadequate vitamin C is depression? If you are depressed, vitamin C is worth considering. It also may be very effective against the coronavirus.
Dirty Santa is a game like White Elephant, except you can scheme to avoid gag gifts and steal all the good ones. It's hugely entertaining, especially if you are anticipating a number of adults to gather for Christmas celebrations.
A list of some of the best, most wanted, but affordable gifts to be found; excellent for those stuck for ideas.
No one can deny that there are many in the world claiming to be proprietors of 'Gods Revealed Will' [The "experts"]. And this adds to the conundrum, the very reason we become skeptical regarding such claims; there are just so many to choose from. Like with advertising propoganda, how can we know...
A look at a full Clone Trooper costume fabricated from rigid boxboard sheets. Made at home with basic tools and materials.
Theodicy. A challenging topic, where we look to unravel the seeming paradox of an Almighty Holy God and the existence and prevalence of "evil".
Are you a hypochondriac? Maybe you have one in the family.You know the type, health indicators scrupulously self monitored for potential deviation.
when a society as a whole is experiencing a massive insurgence of any malady, it pays to look for the common denominator(s) that may be behind it, with the goal of eliminating them if possible, or at the least controlling them.
Of all the arguments against the Christian faith, perhaps none is as challenging to answer and confronting in ramification than the seeming paradox of an Almighty Holy God and the existence and prevalence of "evil".
Great minds with vast scientific knowledge and greater understanding of it than you or I will ever boast of. On that hard earned knowledge they then concluded that evolution is false and the universe bears all the marks of a created place
An unappreciated birthright cannot always be escaped, and challenges confront he that tries.
Logic can bring us only so far in understanding God. Deeper knowledge requires a relationship with Him. So what does the seeker do?
Hearing is one of our most valued senses. As such, throughout history we have sought to titillate our ears with beautiful noise. The evolution of the instrument has been central to this pursuit.
The Unhappy Princess A long time ago, in a land no longer remembered, there was a kingdom in which lived the saddest princess in all the world. Why was she so unhappy? Well, I'll tell you, but you may be surprised to hear it, for her sadness...
Did you know bed bacteria has now been linked to cot death? Further, did you know each time you move on your bed, bacteria, dust mites, micro maggots and the allergenic excrement they produce are churned up and inhaled or blown into your mouth, nose, eyes and skin.
Alcohol has become a catalyst for physical, mental & spiritual rot within modern society. What does the bible says of alcohol as it relates to the Christian.
“Assuredly I say to you, among those born of woman there has not arisen one greater…” The man was John the Baptist. To the Jews that heard Jesus, this would have surprised, for Jesus was saying that John was greater than Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Job, Daniel, David, Samuel, Joseph, Elisha… and...
For lovers of fantasy adventure. A tale of an Elfin empire at the crossroads of annihilation.
Within the past few decades home schooling has jumped from obscurity to prominence, with thousands of Australian youngsters now educated at their homes. This article addresses some of the reasons.
Despite the possible benefits derived from genetic research and trialing, the term "genetic engineering" arouses fear and suspicion, the subject generating a great deal of public concern and even political debate globally.
How can one know there is a God? What are some of the things I can deduce regarding a creative mind who dwells beyond this material abode and who is able to produce such a place as this universe?
Here are some things to take into account when building your own off-road go-cart.
This article addresses key consideration when changing career over forty by someone who has.
A few years ago it was woman, all up in arms about the debasing of their gender via the porn industry. In a few short years their voice has been drowned out by the ‘modern woman’ demanding male porn.
One of the greatest appeals of New Zealand is that within such a compact country is bundled such an abundance of travel worthy destinations, some being unforgettable.
For those that enjoy a a good contemporary Christian drama with a dash of action and romance.
A deceptively honest tale of a man faced with a horrible dilemma; to confess his most secret sin or lose the life of a loved one.