26-Dec-08

A Simple Proposition

by Ryan McClure
By now, most of America has heard of Proposition 8—which proclaims, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California"—and the events in California over the denial of rights for homosexuals to marry. ...

19-Dec-08

A Blessing in Winter?

by David C. Grabbe
Within the pages of the Bible, relatively few dates are mentioned. Because of this, and because God works in similar patterns and many of the prophecies have a dual fulfillment, when prophetic dates are mentioned, they take on a special significance. ...

12-Dec-08

Can Heart and Mind Be Separate?

by Staff
'Tis the season of much debate and social strife between the Right and the Left over a perennial topic, the separation of church and state. ...

05-Dec-08

Biblical Finance

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
All the news that is fit to print these days seems to revolve around our hobbled economy. ...

28-Nov-08

A Telling Juxtaposition

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
The fourth Thursday in November, the holiday Americans call Thanksgiving Day, is always followed by an unofficial shopping holiday known as "Black Friday. ...

21-Nov-08

Empirical Selfishness

by David C. Grabbe
Back in my college days, one of my roommates was continually bemused by the football fanatics who identified with their team so closely that they would speak in the first person. ...

14-Nov-08

The 'Success' of Pragmatism

by Staff
After twenty months of primaries and caucuses, conventions, campaign speeches, countless roadside signs, and front-lawn endorsements, the extended election season has finally ended. ...

07-Nov-08

Back to the Future

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
"It's like déjà vu all over again," said legendary Yankees catcher and phrase-mangler, Yogi Berra, many years ago, and how right he was. ...

31-Oct-08

The Glorification of Evil

by David C. Grabbe
Today's sunset marks the beginning of All Hallow's Even, better known as Halloween, the beginning of All Hallows (or Saints') Day. ...

10-Oct-08

Walking With God

by Clyde Finklea
Genesis 5:22, 24 record: “After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. ...

03-Oct-08

Many Princes

by David C. Grabbe
Wise Solomon was inspired to write, "Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes. . ." (Proverbs 28:2). In other words, if a people begin turning from righteousness, a natural consequence is greater human oversight--government--in one form or another. ...

26-Sep-08

Panicked Yet?

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
"The sky is falling! The sky is falling!" cried Chicken Little. ...

19-Sep-08

Succeeding in the New World

by Staff
In April 1607, three small English ships lay anchored in Chesapeake Bay as 104 men left their vessels to plant their feet on solid ground. ...

05-Sep-08

First Things First (Part Four): Faithfully Witnessing

by David C. Grabbe
In the Western world, we have unique and sometimes bizarre ways of measuring things. Because capitalism is such a dominant feature of our culture, from birth we are barraged by the belief that "bigger" and "more" are always better....

29-Aug-08

First Things First (Part Three): Walking With God

by David C. Grabbe
The story of Enoch gives the second prerequisite to witnessing faithfully for God: walking with God. ...

22-Aug-08

First Things First (Part Two): The Right Sacrifice

by David C. Grabbe
Last time, we saw that the lessons of Abel, Enoch, and Noah are sequential—they must be learned and applied in order if a person or organization is to make a faithful witness of God. ...

15-Aug-08

First Things First (Part One): Access to God

by David C. Grabbe
As the Worldwide Church of God fragmented in the early 1990s, and various smaller organizations were formed to hold fast to the original doctrines, it was common for many of the newly formed churches to continue almost as if nothing had changed. ...

08-Aug-08

No Works Is No Good!

by Staff
The brain is unquestionably the most complex organ of the human body. It is also the most important ...

01-Aug-08

Worshipping the Temple (Part Three)

by David C. Grabbe
In the last two editions, we saw that Israel and Judah both improperly regarded the Temple, esteeming it higher than the God for whom it was built, and putting their confidence in the fact that they had the Temple in their city. ...

25-Jul-08

Worshipping the Temple (Part Two)

by David C. Grabbe
Ezekiel 24:21 describes Israel as considering the Temple to be something that was beautiful to look at, a national treasure to brag about, one that brought them joy and glory. ...

18-Jul-08

Worshipping the Temple (Part One)

by David C. Grabbe
Over the last two decades, we have witnessed the scattering of the church of God from one corporate organization into hundreds. ...

27-Jun-08

Autoimmunity in the Body of Christ

by David C. Grabbe
Some of the least-understood diseases within human pathology are autoimmune diseases. ...

13-Jun-08

Contemporary Primitivism

by Staff
Our age is more technologically advanced than any that man has previously known. ...

30-May-08

If the Lord Wills

by David C. Grabbe
With great privilege comes great responsibility. The nation of Israel was clearly privileged, for God tells her, "You only have I known of all the families of the earth" (Amos 3:2). God says that because of His blessing and favor, Israel was to be a living testimony to Him and His sovereign power--a great responsibility indeed...

25-Apr-08

On Your Marks . . . Get Set . . .

by Charles Whitaker
Ever jump the gun? When I officiated at junior high and high school track meets years ago, I saw runners do it now and then. ...

18-Apr-08

The Great Escape

by Mike Ford
Imagine you are the logistics officer in charge of moving and supplying 2. ...

11-Apr-08

The Impossible Metric

by David C. Grabbe
Unlike God, "who inhabits eternity" (Isaiah 57:15), we mortals have a limited existence. Because of our finite time, we tend to view things through the lens of immediacy. ...

21-Mar-08

'He Who Has an Ear, Let Him Hear . . .'

by David C. Grabbe
Herbert W. Armstrong began The World Tomorrow radio telecast on October 9, 1933. It was broadcast, uninterrupted, until October 9, 1971, when it was taken off the air for several months due to internal turmoil within the Worldwide Church of God. The World Tomorrow ran continuously for 38 years--two 19-year time cycles--to the very day ...

29-Feb-08

Babel: Confusing Wisdom and Rebellion

by David C. Grabbe
After the waters of the Flood receded, and Noah's sons began having children of their own, mankind began rebuilding and re-establishing itself on the planet. ...

08-Feb-08

Surrender

by David C. Grabbe
A number of years ago, bumper stickers and other merchandise proudly bearing the motto, "God is my co-pilot," became popular. ...

18-Jan-08

The Word of the Hour

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
And that word'or buzzword'ladies and gentlemen, is "change. ...

11-Jan-08

'I Will Build My Church'

by David C. Grabbe
As a new year dawns on most of the nations of the earth, people's thoughts often turn to what lies ahead. ...

04-Jan-08

'By Any Other Name'

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
President Barack Obama. ...