Monthly Archives: June 2014

Be Wary of Near Death Experience Stories

“Did you read the book?” “Nope.” “See the movie?” “Nope.” “Then what makes you think you can have an opinion on the matter?” I grew up in a family of scientists, where not having a PhD in a discipline (and most … Continue reading

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Complicating Christianity

I’ll be the first to admit that I make things too complicated, and as an astute and thoughtful reader wrote me about a recent article, The Kingdom of Heaven — How Do We Get There?, “Isn’t it enough just to believe?” … Continue reading

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Is There a Secret to Getting into Heaven?

How to get to heaven is a piece of information that we all want to know. The rich young ruler of Matthew 19:16 – 29 (Mark 10: 17 – 30, Luke 18: 18 – 30) asked Jesus, “What good thing … Continue reading

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Queen Anne’s Lace — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Queen Anne’s Lace, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Queen Anne’s Lace is essentially a wild carrot, and is so named because the tiny white flowers on the broad white head are … Continue reading

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What Jesus Calls Success

I love reading about the disciples. They’re so refreshingly human, constantly expressing fear and doubt and selfish ambition. One of the greatest gifts the Bible gives us is that it’s written honestly, and doesn’t — like we do — provide … Continue reading

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The Doubting Christian

Doubt is not so much a sin as it is a problem, and like most problems, it’s best to solve it, as opposed to letting it be a part of our continued existence. Too often, when a Christian asks a … Continue reading

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The Three Lies Satan Tempts Us with

If you read the Gospels at all, at some point you’ll run into the temptation of Jesus, by Satan, in the desert, since the story is in three out of four of the books (Matthew 4: 1-11; Mark 1: 12, 13; … Continue reading

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Catching the Breeze: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Catching the Breeze, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve. In professional fine art, the term “local color” refers to the actual color a viewer expects to see — in a landscape, figurative … Continue reading

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Are You a Nobody?

Have you ever wondered why, in the Nativity story, a host of angels appeared to a bunch of shepherds, other than that, thousands of years later, shepherds would make a great addition to the figurine collection in a Nativity set? … Continue reading

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What Can We Give God That He Wants?

When I was a very young child, I wanted desperately to give my mother a proper present, but being a child, I was unable to buy or make something of the quality that she deserved. So I made regular raids … Continue reading

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