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Author Archives: fred kerr
A farmer noticed a fresh grave being dug in his friend’s back yard. Saddened, he notified the neighbors and they gathered around the open grave. They sang and prayed. Then a stranger appeared, explaining that he was there to … Continue reading
Is deeper intimacy with God achieved by protracted singing one song? Does musical massaging of one’s feelings enhance fellowship with God?
“Worship can be feelings manufactured without thought. If you repeat a thought long enough you think you can manufacture the right thought to engender the feeling. . . . I think we are flirting with a lot of issues that … Continue reading
Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias lists challenges confronting American churches today. They are recovery of Scriptural exposition in a relevant way. Secondly, a disconnect with our youth. Finally, pastors today face increased pressure from within and without. Ravi affirms how … Continue reading
True story. A church couple asked their teenage girls class what subjects they wanted to talk about? All 13 replied in a survey–love and marriage. The teacher asked them, “suppose your boyfriend said, “I love you,” how would you … Continue reading
Should I loan money to friends and relatives? How do I best protect that relat ionship? Is a loan what some need the most?
Endless are the tales of friends and loved ones who loaned money but did not get it back. My father was a good business man. He advised against loaning to friends. Collecting overdue business debts from friends especially gets … Continue reading
“A man lacking in sense pledges, And becomes surety in the presence of his neighbor.” (Prov 17.18 NAS). The Bible warns individuals against putting money at risk/personal loans to neighbors. The Bible affirms certain types of loans but not others. … Continue reading
I suspect that much of today’s gun control (and pacifism) rationale stems from a dubious view of man’s nature. The Bible endlessly portrays man as evil (Jer 17.9). Yet some reject this. They view man as basically good. And if … Continue reading
Is God more interested in drawing one into a deep relationship with Him or merely throwing out Q&A answers to satisfy intellectual curiosity?
Without suffering and a crisis in their lives some dear people would never think deeply about spiritual issues. People tend to ask more ‘why’ questions when their world is rocked, when their comfort zone is shaken or even removed. “God … Continue reading
Taste in movies varies widely, even among Christians. As a repeat viewer of many Hallmark films I offer my evaluation of them as a whole. Exceptions exist! Generally what do I see as their pluses and minuses? Pluses: little titillation … Continue reading
Why doesn’t God keep Christians from committing suicide? He is supposed to supply all a Christian’s needs? (Phil 4.19)
Why doesn’t God keep every believer from committing every sin, every bad choice? Answer: Free will. Freedom of choice is a very serious responsibility. God chose to give us free will—not make us robots with no option to sin. Suicide … Continue reading