What is Faith?

Is faith the evidence of things unseen?  Is it believing in something without any evidence?  Does a logical, evidence-based belief mean that I have no faith? I believe faith is one of those “Church Words” that is used frequently as a misnomer.  For instance, I don’t think George Michael was talking about the same kind Continue reading What is Faith?

The Abrahamic Dilemma

What are your priorities in life?  What’s first?  The Sunday School answer is obviously “God”.  After that comes family (spouse then children), then others, then self, then maybe job.  Self and job can be flipped depending on whether you “work to live” or “live to work” and “others” is often left out in our current Continue reading The Abrahamic Dilemma


I haven’t written much in the last few years.  Sometimes it has been because I didn’t have much to say, and other times I was afraid of what I might.  The last two years have been both the most wonderful and awful of my life. My wife and I have been praying for children for Continue reading Why

The Next Step

Shhhh!!!  I hear the pitter patter of little feet rapidly approaching the Foote home!  No, we are not pregnant.  We have finished our foster care classes with Heartland for Children.  We will soon be licensed to recieve and care for other people’s kids!  It’s been a long and tedious process, however, not compared to 13 Continue reading The Next Step


So the concept I’ve been struggling with lately is:  God’s grace.  What is it?  How big is it?  How does it apply to me? I seem to think of grace like an insurance policy and much like insurance, I don’t think about it until I really need it.  I know I have it, but I Continue reading Grace


Witness: True Events from a Society Living, Working, and Dying in Trash By Brett Durbin and Dr. Jim Congdon I read this book last Friday and it’s been weighing heavily on my mind ever since.  The book contains the story of the Trash Mountain Project from inception until sometime last year.  In 5 years, this Continue reading Witness

What is My Phylactery?

The story of the life of Jesus has many interesting characters.  One of them is actually a group of people.  They were called Pharisees.  The 1st century Jewish historian, Josephus, claimed there were around 6,000 pharisees at the time of Jesus.  The Pharisees (and more prestigious Sadducees) were the real rulers of the people even Continue reading What is My Phylactery?

Believe in God?

Why do I believe in God?  It’s a difficult question, for sure.  In fact I don’t know how to answer it.  Even though I have read, easily, over one hundred books and written several articles on the topic, I have no “good” answer.  I could point out tons of evidence to support my belief.  I Continue reading Believe in God?


I believe that sincerity is what the lost people of this world are searching for.  Everywhere we look, we find PR campaigns and focus groups.  Everything we see is cultivated and then fed to us very carefully.  We don’t trust the government, the media, or really anyone who seems to have authority.  This includes the church. Continue reading Sincerity