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Honoring Parents Who Don't Deserve It?


Author:Roger Barrier

Dear Roger, The scriptures say to honor your mother and father. What if your parents are not the Godly examples they are supposed to be? (Divorced because of adultery (both), with one of them being an alcoholic. All while...[more]


Lotto and God: Can a Christian Buy a Lottery Ticket?


Author:Roger Barrier

Dear Roger, Is it a sin for a Christian to purchase a lottery ticket? Sincerely, T, Dear T, Once upon a time I played the lottery—just once, just one ticket. Our family was playing Yahtzee which is a lot like poker,...[more]


Pot-Smoking Alcoholic Pastor?


Author:Roger Barrier

Dear Roger, Hello, I date a minister and he smokes pot and drinks beer on daily basis and on Sundays he's in the pulpit, calling people to the altar, teaching Sunday School, members pouring out to him their problems, praying...[more]


Best Jesus Snapshot in the Bible


Author:Roger Barrier

Dear Roger, We sang "Jesus Loves Me" at the close of our worship time this Sunday. It reminded me of Karl Barth's comment when asked what was the deepest, most profound truth he'd discovered in all his years of...[more]


War: When Not to Turn the Other Cheek


Author:Roger Barrier

Dear Roger, Jesus said, "Resist not evil", turn the other cheek" and other similar pacifist type sayings. But yet, we in America continue to support and fight in what we call "Just Wars". How does one...[more]


What About Mercy-Killing?


Author:Roger Barrier

Dear Roger, I have all these feelings well up inside of me. I really don’t want to die a lingering death with cancer, why wouldn’t the Bible advocate mercy killing or euthanasia. Doesn’t God hate to see his children suffer? Is...[more]


Why Should We Support Israel?


Author:Roger Barrier

Dear Roger It seems to me that a lot of older Christians have an unhealthy obsession with Israel. They view the country as sacred, and support it both politically and financially. I've always believed that since God created...[more]