What is THIS doing in an Apologetics Journal?

(Originally printed in the Summer 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 13) by Mike J. Knowles Does any of this sound familiar? Living day to day, minute to minute, wondering if it will ever get any better, wondering if the hurt and despair will ever stop. Not wanting to get out of bed in the morning (afternoon?) because of not wanting to face another day of loneliness and depression. “If anyone really … Continue reading

America At War With Herself

(This originally appeared in the Fall 2002 edition of the MCOI Journal) In the August 9, 2002 on-line edition of World Net Daily, in an article entitled Why are Christians Losing America?, David Kupelian writes:   Most Americans call themselves Christians.   Twice they chose as their supreme leader Bill Clinton – a sexual predator and pathological liar who regarded the “religious right” as enemies and radical homosexuals as friends, and who by any meaningful and historical … Continue reading

The (No) Dating Game

(This originally appeared in the Summer 2000 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 4) It all started when Bill Gothard* began to get Christians excited about “courtship” rather than dating. This came at a time when numbers of Christian young people and their parents were ready for something completely new when it came to romantic relationships — something that would serve as an antidote to the trends of the world. So … Continue reading

The Birds and the Bees with Diversities

I’m being pressured by someone to do something I’m not sure I’m ready to do. Don’t get me wrong, I want to do it because I love the person and I want to show them that I love them very much. It’s just that it’s a big decision and I don’t know if I can do it. I’m talking about the birds and the bees. Specifically I’m talking about having “that” conversation with my eight … Continue reading

I Want to Be a Toy

I think I may have found an interesting and unwitting theological analogy in Toy Story: The Land that Time Forgot. I’m sure everyone is familiar with toy story. You may have missed this 30 minute holiday special. The plot revolves around a play date. Bonnie, the little girl that inherited Andy’s toys after he went off to college, are transported to a friends house with Bonnie. It must be just after Christmas. Her friend does … Continue reading