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Twenty-Six Reasons Why Genesis 1:1 Is the Most Offensive Verse in the Bible

Twenty-Six Reasons Why Genesis 1:1 Is the Most Offensive Verse in the Bible

(Editor’s note: These are only the very first words in the Old Testament of the Bible … and it continues in a politically incorrect vein.) . By Daniel J. Phillips This being my maiden voyage here, it would make sense to tell you a bit about myself and where I’ll be coming from. Or here’s an idea: […]

4 Of The Many Traps Of Lies

4 Of The Many Traps Of Lies

By Kirstin Leigh  There is a song by The Casting Crowns called “Slow Fade.” It talks about how life doesn’t crumble in a day and how we need to be careful of whom and what we listen to. Lying or listening to lies may not seem like a big deal. We justify the white ones; […]

Jews and Muslims don’t worship the same God as Christians

Jews and Muslims don’t worship the same God as Christians

By Tom Snyder, Ph.D., with Ted Baehr The Ventura County Star ran a guest editorial Saturday by four Jewish, Christian, Muslim leaders, connected to the Ventura County Interfaith Community, that these three faiths all worship the same God and are working for the same kind of peace. With all due respect, they are either ignoring […]

Are God and Allah the same?

Are God and Allah the same?

By Michael Greer The Ventura County Interfaith Community released a statement asserting what they call some “truths” about Islam that screams for a reply. http://www.vcstar.com/opinion/columnists/lotker-morris-patel-and-soyster-a-statement-by-muslim-christian-and-jewish-leaders-27fa52e8-8943-5f1-363944611.html The first “truth” they assert is that Muslims, Christians and Jews worship the same God.  That’s a lovely idea but yelling “Allah Akbar” as they behead 21 Christians on a […]

A Statement by a Christian: response to Star column by 4 clergy

A Statement by a Christian: response to Star column by 4 clergy

By Gerald Christian Nordskog Editors’ note: The letter appearing below was one of two we are aware of sent today as a Letter to the Editor of the Ventura County Star, in response to a column: Lotker, Morris, Patel and Soyster: A statement by Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders. Note that some say Islam is a religion of […]

A Thanksgiving Reflection

A Thanksgiving Reflection

There are no shortages of tragedies and crises in the world, doctor and this Thanksgiving week offers no exception. But, equally so, there are always many things for which to be thankful, and this Thanksgiving demands no departure from that comforting reality. Anyone who honestly ponders for a moment what we have here must inevitably […]

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