Twelve Ways Jesus Christ Changed the World

To most people, Jesus is a historical figure who was the founder of Christianity—but that is as far as it goes. Many have no idea that his most wonderful life had an unsurpassed effect on human history.

In fact, without the birth, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, life on planet earth would be incomprehensibly different from what it is today.

Let’s do some deeper thinking about the impact of the life of Jesus Christ. Here are twelve ways Jesus changed the world over the past two thousand years. 

Read More

Two Deaths, One Hope: In Memory of Tim Allen (1956-2019)

Shirley and I were enjoying our regular “Family Night” gathering with our two moms on Monday when a call came that our close friend, Tim Allen, had suddenly died at the age of 62.

No, not that Tim Allen.

Our Tim Allen and his wife Julie have been close friends for nearly three decades.

Also, on Monday, I read a sad story about another kind of death–this of a spiritual nature. It broke my heart more than the passing of Tim.

Two deaths. One hope. And one very important question that every person must answer.

Read More

Why is Christmas our Most Celebrated Holiday – Part 2

For the next two weeks we will be re-publishing some US Renewal Classics that are the most widely-read blogs I’ve ever written.  They all center on Jesus Christ whose life has changed the world like no other.

Billions of people around the world celebrate Christmas in 160 nations. That’s eighty percent of the countries of the world.

Here in America, 71% of American adults say their religious faith is at least somewhat important in their daily life, including 47% who say it’s Very Important. A new Rasmussen poll finds that 74% of American adults say Christmas should be celebrated in public schools.

Last week we looked at five reasons why Christmas is supreme. Let’s conclude with four further reasons as to why Jesus gets and deserves the global place of honor.

There is no one like Jesus.

Read More