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“Do you know when Jesus will come back to earth?” From a boy called Ethan, a direct teenager question shot like an arrow to its target. “I can tell you”, said Jackson the coangel, “that no-one knows the time of Jesus’ return, except God, so I certainly don’t know. However, I will tell you about some things that are indicators of his soon return.… More

This question implies that as a Christian you are weak-minded, and need a crutch. A simple counter-argument is provided by three figures in the national sports news: Tim Tebow, Jeremy Lin, and Bill Self. Tebow and Lin you know about from my previous blogs. They are outstanding Christians, in the maelstrom of highly-competitive sports, and clearly not the kind of weak-minded people who would need a crutch.… More

In my book Hiking Toward Heaven, the coangel Michelle discusses the benefits of two old-fashioned virtues: humility and persistence. In the chapter about the challenging hike down the La Luz trail out of Albuquerque, the focus is on an amazing woman called Meme who exemplifies “Never give up” in a fairly accurate portrait of her real life.… More

Last Sunday the Denver Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime. It took only 10 seconds! Tebow whipped the ball downfield to Demarius Thomas, who had a couple yards on his man, and Thomas caught the ball in full stride…..it was a perfect throw, and a perfect catch, and Thomas ran in for a touchdown. My heart sings when I see again, with my minds’ eye, that seamless pass.… More

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