Posts By: Larry Stamm

You can handle the Truth: about Theism

You can handle the truth about Theism. As Christians we are certainly theists, but we are not alone. Judaism and Islam are also theistic. For purposes of comparison and contrast, we first look at general beliefs Theism espouses, of which we’re well versed. Regarding reality, an infinite, personal God exists. Reality is both material and spiritual. The universe… Read more »

You can handle the Truth: about Pantheism

You can handle the truth about Pantheism. In sharp contrast to Naturalism, which believes the natural order is all there is, Pantheism comes from two Greek words, pan meaning ‘all’ and theos meaning ‘god.’ Pantheism is a worldview that believes only the spiritual dimension exists – all else is an illusion. Spiritual reality, in general, is eternal, impersonal, and unknowable. Pantheism… Read more »

You can handle the Truth: about Naturalism

You can handle the truth about Naturalism! What is it? It’s a view that believes the material universe is all that exists. According to Naturalism there is no such thing as a soul or a spirit. Therefore everything is explained on the basis of natural law. In other words, Naturalism rejects the supernatural. Under the umbrella of… Read more »

Dealing with Distraction: Martha & Mary

Out of curiosity I googled ‘the most distracted society in history’ – and received over 28 million results! Wow! Whether we are in fact ‘the most distracted society in history’ may be debatable. But what is indisputable is that we are living in a world of distraction. For example, in our 21st Century world amidst the tsunami of technological revolution and all the… Read more »

Urgency: the Balance between Apathy and Pushiness

Getting there on time – it can be a daily grind! Getting to where you need to be when you need to be there. Ah, life in the modern world. I spend lots of time in transit. These days in East Tennessee most transit time is spent driving. While living in New York City for 6 years, aside from walking – a must… Read more »

The Healing of Naaman: from Pride to Faith

“It can’t be that easy! All you have to do is believe?” This sentiment is expressed by many an unbeliever regarding the healing power of Jesus to forgive our sins. Pride is arguably the greatest obstacle to belief and spiritual healing. In contrast, humility is one key that unlocks the door to belief – “Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He… Read more »