The Plumbline

As of the posting of this piece, the Merriam-Webster dictionary states that relativism is a view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them. Please note the distinction made by including the word ‘ethical’ to delineate the type of truth.  Audio version of the full-length blog/podcast (27 min). Definitions have changed based on cultural acceptance of a stated meaningContinue reading “The Plumbline”

His Way Is Truth and Humbles Me

Many people have heard the statement, “God doesn’t want religion, He wants a relationship”.  I suspect that poses the question of how to have a relationship with a “Being” that exists outside the dimensions of time while we are physically limited to our geography and physical laws. Some doubt it is feasible to have companionship withContinue reading “His Way Is Truth and Humbles Me”

Two Kingdoms, Two Women, One War

Spiritual warfare comes to every believer regardless of how we react; it is unavoidable. With believers dedicating so much effort to walking in love and living quiet, peaceable lives, some might wonder why battles find them. It seems to me that as long as we are living in this body, battles will come looking for usContinue reading “Two Kingdoms, Two Women, One War”

True Grace to Persevere the Journey

Ever wonder why God chose to place the essence of the Godhead into a human being and then have Him (the God Man) pay the price for sin with His life for the world?  Although we may not understand the mind of God, He has revealed much about Himself in Scripture including His human incarnationContinue reading “True Grace to Persevere the Journey”

Unspeakable Joy is Worship in the Vineyard

Humanity has pursued fulfillment with great fervour.  Regardless of the quest, life has emotional hills and valleys.  The question is not whether we have the ability to control contributing factors.  The questions are: (1) what is our destination; and, (2) is there an ability to enjoy the journey? The answer is found in God andContinue reading “Unspeakable Joy is Worship in the Vineyard”

Don’t Leave Your Seat

Both Christians and others seem to be so disappointed with the church’s “performance” mainly because of intolerance of the moral and social disparity between Christ and those who claim to follow His way.  Many recognize our LORD’s standards are perfect despite worldly attempts to defy His Deity.  While many may not wish to yield theirContinue reading “Don’t Leave Your Seat”

Love and Truth is Compassion

Reflecting on a time when a prior employer was outsourcing a process to another well staffed company, a collogue who was stressed by financial uncertainty told me, “It’s different for you.  You have the choix de vie”.   At the time I remember thinking, “don’t we all?” and so I responded with an inappropriate comment aboutContinue reading “Love and Truth is Compassion”