Gossip, Poison in the Mouth

Someone once said, “There are three things that will not come back; a sport arrow can not be called back after it leaves the bow; lost opportunities are lost forever; and a spoken word.” All of us have said things that we regretted as soon as the words left our lips,...

Translation Required

A brief article entitled “Preachers’ Language” caught my attention. It gave humorous examples of coded statements preachers use to impress people or hide what they really mean: “It has been the teaching of the church down through the centuries…” (The early fathers...

Men and Dirty Pictures

I was born in 1930 in a small Texas town. The first time I saw pornography was when I was about seven or eight. It was a booklet with pencil sketches. These booklets were sold at local drug stores under the counter. At that early age I didn’t even know what sex was....

Jesus’ Most Severe Words

The more serious a sin is, the more severely God condemns it. We see this principle in the life of Jesus.  The Lord did not approve of any sin, but there were times when He was especially stern with people. Who were these people? What had they done? When Jesus used...

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