The Greatest? Muhammed Ali or Another?

From Matthew’s gospel we read, • “Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist . . .”   (Matthew 11:11 – NASB) If you’ve missed the fact that boxing legend Mahammad Ali has...

A Split-second Choice: Gorilla or Child?

By Heather Stauffer for Reasons for Hope* Jesus Memorial Day is a holiday set aside one day out of the year when we look back and reflect upon and honor those who have selflessly sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. Over one million brave American military men and...

History of the LGBT Rainbow Flag

Man’s Use of Rainbow Flags In the late 1400s, a Christian reformer, Thomas Muntzer (1489-1525) preached holding a rainbow flag in his hand.  A statue of Muntzer, holding a rainbow flag, stands in Stolberg, Germany.  In the 16th century, during the German...

Who said…”God is a symbol of myth-making?”

By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope* Jesus This story broke four days before Palm Sunday.  I was appalled by the statements made and I wanted to share them with you.  However, I did not want to darken the remembrance of Jesus’ last week on earth with such dishonoring...

You Can’t Handle the Truth

By Wade Wacker, Reasons for Hope* Jesus This is one of the greatest lines in movie history, spoken by Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men.  In today’s world, oh, how true it is. Recently, a California State University of Northridge scientist discovered a triceratops horn...

Be aware of censorship in social media

Ann Reiner, a college intern, recently wrote an article addressing the need to protect free speech rights and sharing about the recent action taken by the National Religious Broadcaster.  She reported:  “Media giants such as Facebook, Google and Apple should...

“In God We Trust” will Remain on US Currency

By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope* Jesus A law suit to remove “In God We Trust” from US currency has been dismissed by a US District Court judge.    Michael Newdow, a well-known atheist,  filed suit in March of this year claiming that the motto “In God We Trust” is a...

Equality vs. Freedom of Religion

By Wade Wacker, Reasons for Hope* Jesus Religion in our country is taking on a different definition.  Our forefathers made it very clear that the United States should be a melting pot of people from different countries, cultures and, YES, even with different religious...

BSA — Bias based on sexual orientation?

By Wade Wacker, Reasons for Hope* Jesus On May 23rd leaders in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will vote to decide whether their membership standards should be changed to eliminate any bias based on sexual orientation.  Although the language written in the review of...

Jesus had to go…

On January 15th, 2013 I shared with you the controversy over a painting of Jesus hanging in an Ohio middle school.  The article “Should I stay or should I go” featured this picture and told of objections to the painting by the Freedom from Religion Foundation (read...

Should I stay or should I go?

A picture of Jesus hanging in a middle school hallway in Jackson, OH came under attack recently.  The painting has hung in the hallway of the school since 1947. The first week of January, critics from the Freedom from Religion Foundation warned the school district...