Archive for July 2000
Living in Providence
A city on the northeastern coast of the U.S.A. bears the name “Providence.” Wondering how this capitol city of Rhode Island got such a good name, I looked up a bit of history concerning its founder: “Roger Williams (1603- 1683) was a radical Puritan thinker and founder of the colony of Rhode Island… His developing…Read More
From Faith to Faith, Part 2 (Conclusion)
The writer of Hebrews declares, “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us … But without faith it is impossible to please…Read More
Bouquets and Brickbats
Some newspapers have a column that gives readers a chance to anonymously comment on local events and people. Sometimes the notes are positive commendations and other times they are negative criticisms. One such column was titled “Bouquets and Brickbats.” We would all appreciate getting a bouquet of compliments (or you might be glad for a…Read More
Proof of I.D.
When I went for early voting, I was required to show my proof of identification. The photo driver’s license is standard for most governmental matters. When you conduct important business, apply for a passport, etc., proof of your ID is required. Being able to verify one’s identity was also important in Bible times also. For…Read More
How Did Jesus Do What He Did?
In North America, the letters W.W.J.D.? have become recognized as a popular Christian slogan. These initials appear on things such as jewelry and clothing to prompt the question, “What would Jesus do?” This question stems from the classic novel by Charles Sheldon, In His Steps. Written a century ago, the book used this question to…Read More