Everyone has a “God-shaped hole”……The “God-shaped hole” concept states that every person has a void in his soul/spirit/life that can only be filled by God. The “God-shaped hole” is the innate longing of the human heart for something outside itself, something transcendent, something “other.” Ecclesiastes 3:11“He has also set eternity in the hearts of men…”. […]

“Is there meaning in tragedy?”……When tragedy strikes, it is common for people to ask, “What does this mean?” When we witness some disaster or mass murder, there is a natural feeling that what has happened should not have happened. This innate sense of “wrongness” is a clue to meaning in these events. When we look […]

“What is the meaning of the word ‘hallelujah’?”……The word ‘hallelujah’ is most familiar in the context of the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ from Handel’s Messiah. ‘Hallelujah’ is a Hebrew word meaning “praise ye JAH (Jehovah)’. …Hallelujah appears four times in the NIV and NASB (Revelation 19:1-6), and is translated ‘alleluia’ in the King James Version. In modern […]

“What is the meaning and significance of the crown of thorns?”……After Jesus’ sham trials and subsequent flogging, and before He was crucified, the Roman soldiers “twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on His head. They put a staff in His right hand and knelt in front of Him and mocked Him. ‘Hail, […]

The Blood of the Lamb June 22, 2012   Revelation 12:11  “And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony.…And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die“ This is the last reference in the Bible to the shed blood of the Lord Jesus […]

“What is the meaning of the strange fire in Leviticus 10:1?”……Answer: In order to understand the phrase “strange fire,” we must review the story in Leviticus in which it appears. The first tabernacle had been erected, and Aaron was doing a lot of sacrificing per God’s instructions (Leviticus 8–9). One day, two of Aaron’s sons, […]

Have you ever felt there must be something more? Something beyond merely existing? The following are some straightforward accounts that offer opinions about real life and God’s role in it. More to Life: Fulfilment   [by John G.] Maybe you’ve heard about the guy whose life goal was to climb a certain mountain. When he finally […]