No. You Can’t Have It Your Way.

By Edward Thal People who scarcely give God a second thought as they sleepwalk through life are quick to blame God when they suffer unexpected personal loss. Traumatic circumstances drive away the fog of self-absorption and demand immediate answers. “Why is this happening to me?” “What have I done to deserve this?” “Why is God so cruel and uncaring?” The …

He Went About Doing Good

By Edward Thal / In a dark and corrupt world the concept of excellence endures in its purest form in the sports arena where individuals and groups meet in open competition that produces winners and losers. Here the Olympic Games still represents the pinnacle of achievement, crowning athletes who excel over their peers in grueling contests governed by uncompromising rules …

The Humanist’s Creed

By Edward Thal / People who turn their backs on God may label themselves as atheists or humanists or progressives and seek comfort in belief structures that fit their personal views on life. But subjective ordering of reality is incoherent and becomes unsustainable when inconvenient  facts of life intrude. The following satire is an adaptation of comments on human-centered thought …

Is It Possible to Know All Truth?

By Edward Thal / In a quest for Truth it is not enough to identify the universality of some aspect of truth that will validate it as a “higher” truth. (For example, the idea that we should do good to others, or “love thy neighbor”, is accepted almost everywhere). Truth, by definition, is universal and aspects of it will emerge …

News From A Country We Have Never Visited

  By Edward Thal / The things that we think are important to us in this life will betray us if we make them our Gods. The good things we seek are merely shadows of what we really desire: we may not know it, we may not believe it, but what we seek, and what we need, is God. If …

Seeds from Scripture

March 21, 2017 Pastor In Genesis 2:17 we read, But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. This is God’s condemnation on disobedience. His desire was for mankind diligently obey His word and live in fellowship with Him forever. …