Fighting the New War

Identifying and Battling Postmodernity • Dr. Dan Hayden • Continuing to fight battles that are over is an exercise in futility. A number of years ago, after the Second World War, there were reports from an island in the Pacific that a pocket of Japanese soldiers had...

Don’t Americanize the Church

A Perspective on Politics • Dr. Dan Hayden • The church of Jesus Christ is not American. On the other hand, it is not un-American either. It is simply not political. You may think I’m unpatriotic (or maybe just plain weird), but I have always had a problem with having...

Where are All the Men?

Dr. Dan Hayden • It is increasingly hard to find a good man. Recently a woman who had been abused and abandoned by her husband asked me if I knew the difference between a man and a battery. The answer to that question was that a battery has a positive side. Knowing...

The Tale of Two Gardens

Dr. Dan Hayden • Let’s go for a walk in the garden. The serenity of a garden is a good place to get in touch with your thoughts – where you’ve been and where you are going. And if you are listening, the garden itself may have something to tell you....

Hung on a Tree

Dr. Dan Hayden •  Have you ever wondered why Jesus had to die on a cross? An altar on some mountain top might have been more fitting from an Old Testament point of view. In fact, that is what God arranged for Abraham in the sacrifice of his only begotten son, Isaac...

God’s Calendar

Dr. Dan Hayden • The year 2000 is certainly a milestone for humanity, but it probably means very little in the annals of time. Apart from the computer glitch concern, all of the hype over this millennial change has a curious aspect to it. Not everyone agrees that it...

The Unique Christian

Daniel 1 – Dr. Dan Hayden • Roy was a good looking young man who professed to be a Christian, but he was also as odd as a featured attraction in a circus sideshow. He was a tall, strong, handsome man with many excellent talents and there was a self confidence...

What If?

Dr. Dan Hayden • What if Jesus Christ never rose from the dead? Would that make any difference in your faith? Could you still go on being a Christian? Haddon Robinson tells the story of a book written in the later part of the 19th Century entitled When It Was Dark...

Before the Manger

Dr. Dan Hayden • God the Son had existed forever. The Apostle John said “In the beginning” (John 1:1). Micah the prophet said “from long ago, from the days of eternity” (Micah 5:2). The infinite expanse of the endless universe was His dwelling...

By Life or By Death

Dr. Dan Hayden • Driving conditions on Interstate 36 were not good. It was the last week of July, 1996, and I was returning from a week-long speaking engagement at a camp in northern Wisconsin. The rain had been heavy at times, but now it was just steady — one...