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My daughter is marrying out of the church

Question: I brought up all my three children in the church. My daughter is is getting married very soon, and will not have a clergy or a pastor officiating at the wedding. I am hurt that God will not be at their wedding.   How can I come to terms with this? It is as...

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What do the words abomination and unclean mean?

Question: In Scripture some things are called an abomination while others are unclean. What is the difference? ∼ Regina Answer: Dear Regina, What a difference a word can make! If you’ve been reading Thought Tools for a while or have listened to any of our audio CDs, you are aware of the snare of translations....

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How do I combine ministry and business?

Question: I am your distant student here in South Africa. I am struggling to reconcile my passion to be a committed Bible teacher and create a real estate business at the same time. The general view of most Christians is that to be successful Bible teacher zone must be divorced from running businesses. Over the...

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Is the word ‘bricks’ a code word in the Bible?

Question: I recently replayed one of your “Ancient Jewish Wisdom” programs that I recorded about the tower of Babel and the introduction of secularism. I noticed , correct me if I am wrong, the first time the word “Brick” is mentioned in the Bible is in Genesis 11:3. The question is, what is the significance...

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Speed limits are limiting my freedom!

Question: OK, I admit it–I love to go fast. So when the local city council keeps lowering the speed limits, I get frustrated. The argument is always “safety,” so it’s hard to find fault, and I know I need to drive safely, yet I sense my rights are being taken away under false pretenses. What...

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Our daughter won’t listen to Dave Ramsey

Question: We are Jewish. I’ve heard you endorse Dave Ramsey and vice versa. His methods have helped me greatly. However, my 34 year old daughter is at a financial crossroads and desperately needs help. When I suggested that she take a FPU course or at least listen to him or read his book, she says,...

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Should I lie on my resume to get a job?

Question: Is it a sin to write about false experience on my resume? If I get an interview for a job then lie about the experience that I had because they always want experience and I know I can do the work if only they gave me a chance, would talking about the job experience...

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Should we speak out?

Question: A friend and her unmarried daughter just named the new born baby ‘Delilah’. We believe that names are important and this namesake is a strange pick. My wife asked me whether she should say anything to this Bible-believing Grandma. Do you have an opinion about this? ∼ Mark Answer: Dear Mark, We certainly do...

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Should we spank our children?

Question: I met you recently when you came to Dallas, TX to address our meeting with Primerica. Thank you for what you do.  My question is short and basic. What does the bible teach about punishment for children? My wife and I are expecting our first child. We are not in agreement with the idea...

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Am I wrong to accept gov’t. assistance?

Question: I have an ailment affecting daily tasks. My decline causes need for care. The system for this is through Federal assistance, etc. Were I better, I’d never ‘go on the dole’. Yet I am viewed as a taker.  Yet, did not my folk put forth that which was placed into the chest so to...

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