I Have This Hope

When I was without faith I was also without hope because I felt that life was unkind and unfair, which it is, and I thought that there was no intrinsic purpose to life and therefore life was utterly meaningless. As a result I felt that all suffering was also meaningless. After coming to Christ I have a better outlook on life, I am happier, and I have a hope for this life and for the eternity.

Well, That Escalated Quickly

No one starts of with a big sin or with a huge crime, but they are led to it through a series of increasing concessions. Most people, if confronted with a huge sin would balk, but when led gradually to it will eventually commit the sin they were initially repulsed by. Sin does not want to remain small.

More than I deserve

If all God ever did for me was to die on the cross so I could be forgiven my sins and be given a place in heaven, it would be far more than I deserve, but he didn't stop there and I have been greatly blessed.

Prophet of Convenience: Apologizing for past prophets

With the internet it is easy to find things people have said, which causes some embarrasment for the LDS Church when people see some of the things Brigham Young said, and they try to say that he was speaking his own opinion and not that of the Church, but official LDS Doctrine does not allow that as the D&C says that no prophet will ever be allowed to lead the Church astray.

Genocide in America

The Born-Alive bill that would have protected children who survive an abortion failed to pass in the Senate and this episode discusses the reasons why it failed and what it means for Christians.

The Great Divorce

In this episode I discuss the classic book on heaven and hell by C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce. In the story the narrator wakes up in hell and takes a buss to the edge of heaven where him and the other passengers have a chance to give up hell and all that sent them there in order to enter heaven. I will be discussing some of the reasons people decided they would rather return to hell than give up what they were being asked to part with.

It is Well With My Soul

"It is Well With My Soul" is one of the best known hymns, and this episode deals with the personal tragedies that caused Horatio Spafford to write the now famous words. Spafford had great faith in God to be able to say "it is well with my soul" after suffering such great loss.

From Hugh Hefner to Mother Teresa

A lot of people think following God has to be all or nothing, right up front, and they try to go from a life like that of a lifelike Mother Teresa overnight, and when they fail in their drastic transformation in the short amount of time they thought it would take they get discouraged and give up and mostly return to their old lives. Righteousness is a journey, not a destination, and it took a lifetime for Mother Teresa to get to where we view her as a saint.

Blessed to be Alive

There have been so many times in my life where I have come close to death and yet miraculously survived. I have no doubt that I had some divine intervention on my behalf, which leads me to believe that God has a purpose for my life.