To trust or not to trust, just may be our most essential decision during our first year of life. That initial verdict of whether and to what extent to trust would include persons, places and life itself. As it goes with trust, so it goes with openness. Our very openness to receive love is built […]
God Talk Radio Show
'GOD TALK' deals with central questions about God and religious truth. Examples: Who is God? Can God be proven? What is the Bible really about? Who is Jesus and what exactly is salvation? The answers to these and other questions may surprise you.
Love is an unbroken circle of three interwoven dimensions: receiving, sharing and giving. These three dimensions are as cyclical stages which we go through repeatedly in loving. The analogy of a baseball diamond is useful here: in baseball there are three bases which must be tagged, and in the proper sequence in order to safely […]
There is more than one kind of love. There are four words, for example, in the Greek language of Jesus’ day, representing four kinds of love. They were: eros, or passionate, physical love; storge, or family love and cherishing; philia, or friendship love; and agape, used only in the New Testament, to refer to God’s […]
Whatever else God is, God is “gracious.” One of the greatest summaries of God’s nature repeated a number of times in the Hebrew Bible is: God is “merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness” (Exodus 34:6). There is a lot of unwrap there, and to understand regarding the “Who” […]
A religion can be defined on the basis of how it responds to four primary concerns, four “B’s.” They are “belief, behavior, belonging and being-with.” First, religion establishes a set of “beliefs.” To be an adherent to a particular historic faith, means to believe in or accept certain doctrines. Religionists tend to spend much time […]