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  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Friday, October 31
    These people were real…was Jesus?
    Many rulers, writers, inventors, mathematicians, scientists and cartographers lived long before the birth of Christ. They surely came into the world in the ordinary way, rather than by divine intervention or Immaculate Conception. They were, in...
  • Doubting Thomas
    Jesus is God … and the Son of God
    With so many different religious beliefs and denominations active, it is hard to differentiate between them all. There are a lot of different approaches to the worship service, a lot of different teachings allowed within the church, and a lot of...
  • Statue at Navy Pier
    SPD and The Malleable Christian
    In a previously published article (Recognizing God) I discussed my challenge with faith in the organized church and its followers. This challenge is not with regards to the teachings per se, but rather the failed life-application of such teachings...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Thursday, October 30
    Will your hands do the Lord's work today?
    Today’s bible study is from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians 4:28: Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need...
  • Love your enemy
    What if we loved our enemies?
    I belong to a religion which tells followers that we have to love our enemies. It’s something that we have to be told to do, because it’s not a natural act.When we actually do it, loving our enemies sets us apart from the world. Others...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Wednesday, October 29
    Paul teaches the value of kindness to all people
    Today’s bible study is Galatians 6:9-10: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who...
  • Are You Psychic or Making it Up?
    Carole Lynne on 'Are You Psychic or Making it Up?'
    This book can be purchased on Amazon.1. What was your prime motivation and inspiration for writing your book, "Are You Psychic or Making it Up?: Understand and Manage Your Psychic Self and Your Loved Ones Who Think You May Be Losing It"...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Tuesday, October 28
    The works of God defy human understanding
    Today’s bible study is Ecclesiastes 11:5: As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.We do not know the path of the wind; we...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Monday, October 27
    With the Lord a day is like a thousand years
    Today’s bible study is 2 Peter 3:8-9: But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness...
  • The matrix
    We are all part of the divine matrix.
    In the movie The Matrix and it’s two sequels most of mankind are asleep and dreaming a programmed life while, in reality, their bodies and energy are being used to power the matrix, a world-wide network of computers and machines. I think one...
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Melbourne Parliament of World Religions, 2009
    Respect and the interfaith treadmill
    There are people who go to church and other places of worship all their lives, every day or every week, practically without exception.There are important ways in which what happens at church, or in the yoga class that I’ve attended for years...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Friday, October 24
    May we weep with our Lord and Savior
    Today’s bible study is from the Gospel of Luke 19:41-44: As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from...
  • Jesus' Last Words: Make Disciples! by James Devine
    "Jesus Said to go and Make Disciples"
    Dr. James Devine, senior pastor of Oregon'sBethel Baptist church of St. John'sbelieves the world's most "pressing" need is to pursue Christ's last command to "...go and make disciples." The last words Jesus...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Thursday, October 23
    Only one who runs will receive the prize
    Today’s bible study is 1 Corinthians 9:24-25: Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Wednesday, October 22
    What was God’s plan for Jeremiah’s life?
    Today’s bible study is Jeremiah 33:2-3: Thus saith the Lord the maker thereof, the Lord that formed it, to establish it; the Lord is his name; Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest...