God’s Attributes Expressed Through Jesus

Many Christians are familiar with the song “Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel” whether it is Enya’s version, or another. Handel’s “Messiah,” another piece that is often heard at Christmas time, also reflects on several of the titles of God that are appropriated by the Messiah, Jesus. Even from the promise of Jesus’ birth, there... -Read More

Honoring Veterans on a Day of Armistice

  The eleventh day of the eleventh month is currently known as Veterans’ Day in America and has been celebrated as a day to honor veterans since 1954. Parades and ceremonies often honor veterans and sometimes other community events are held as well. In South Florida, West Palm Beach is hosting a community celebration... -Read More

Take a Break for Fall Colors

One of the things people who have moved from a northern area to South Florida may miss is the obvious change in seasons, as evidenced by brightly colored fall foliage. Whether a vacation is specifically timed for a fall view or takes advantage of the public school’s fall break schedule, fall foliage is not... -Read More

Specialty Bibles Offer Trendy News Ways to Engage the Scriptures

With the popularity of trendy coloring books for adults, graphic novel interpretations of classic works and video game sites being rolled out as books and movies, there are several Bibles focusing on these interests. Illustrators are using people’s varied interests, including Lego building and Minecraft video games, to express faith. With the variety of... -Read More

Vacation Bible School: Spiritual Summer Enrichment

Many adults have fond memories of Vacation Bible School. The setting was different from a Sunday school setting: the crafts and other sessions, like music, were each done in different classrooms. The projects were fun to make and often quite complicated. The crafts, music and lessons all carried the theme of the Vacation Bible... -Read More

Alternatives to the Two-Party Gridlock

  Recently, the Libertarian Party held its first nationally televised debate. Hosted by Fox Business commentator John Stossel, the two-part event was broadcast on most cable systems and the internet. A CNN poll in late March revealed that 39 percent of voters would consider a third party candidate if Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton... -Read More

Remembering the Holocaust

  The Holocaust stunned the world with its magnitude, scope and inhumanity and is remembered every year by Jews in a service called Yom Ha Shoah. There is a special liturgy for the event, as well as candle lighting for the people who lived through and died in it.  Though Christians as a whole do... -Read More

Prepare for the Election: Primary, Caucus, Open and Closed

There has been much in the news lately about the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary. These two states kick off the race for delegates to the Republican and Democratic conventions, but they have quite different means of selecting their delegates to the national conventions. Why the difference? Different states choose the means... -Read More

St. Valentine, a Man who Stood Firm

Romance, candy, cards and dates are, to many in our culture, what Valentine’s Day is all about. As children, many remember making valentine mailboxes or bags and bringing valentines for the other children in the class. Wives and girlfriends often expect a special date or treat from their husbands or boyfriends on this day... -Read More

Religious Freedom Day Affirms Freedom of Worship

As in years past, the White House is expected to proclaim January 16 as Freedom of Religion Day. The day is the anniversary of the passage, in 1786, of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. Regardless of what is said, most Christians believe there has been an erosion of their rights for some time.... -Read More