Acting Out Death

I was about 18 years old the first time I saw a dead person. My grandmother had unexpectedly suffered a massive heart attack and died just a few days earlier, and now the family was given the opportunity to say “goodbye” to her before the funeral. We were ushered into a room in the funeral home, and there, across the room, she lay in an elegant coffin. I took a deep breath and walked over to where she lay. Grammy …

Basic Christianity, Part Seven: Creation

In previous articles we have examined reasons to study Christianity, we have defined who God is and how He has revealed Himself, paying special attention to the Bible. Today we turn our attention to the creation of the world. A question that comes immediately to mind when examining creation is “why?” We can’t help but wonder why God created the world. If God is perfect it can’t be that he needed the world or people to complete His happiness. The …