Crossroads with Joshua Philipp

Christianity

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
~ Matthew 11:28

Neil Diamond recorded “Sweet Caroline” in 1969. The song sold more than one million singles and has been digitally downloaded more than two million times. It was selected by the Library of Congress in 2019 for preservation in...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in isolation today after news that her doctor tested positive for coronavirus. Rand Paul announced yesterday that he has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first US senator to do so. Senators Mitt Romney,...
My purpose today is to encourage you with some remarkable good news in the war against coronavirus. We’ll look at good news from medical, financial, historical, cultural, and spiritual perspectives. This Daily Article will be unlike...
On February 19, Zach Edler and more than a dozen other people set out on a twenty-five-day adventure: rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. When they left, Bernie Sanders had a double-digit...
Americans are not changing our behavior as we absolutely must to defeat this enemy. A new Harris Poll survey reports that 89 percent of Americans are still going to coffee shops. Half of respondents have not altered...
My father planned a medical career when the US entered World War II after Pearl Harbor. Then, like sixteen million other Americans, he enlisted in the armed forces. He fought the Japanese in the South Pacific and...
I will publish an article like this each weekday afternoon as we look at a breaking news story in the context of biblical encouragements to “fear not.” In these days, it is vital that...
Starbucks is offering free therapy to all its employees, and for understandable reasons. The number of identified coronavirus cases in the US surged past five thousand yesterday. The government’s economic stimulus is set to quickly balloon into...
I will publish an article like this each weekday afternoon as we look at a breaking news story in the context of biblical encouragements to “fear not.” In these days, it is vital that...
Today is a St. Patrick’s Day unlike any other in my lifetime. Parades were canceled across the country last weekend. Bars and restaurants are being closed. People are being urged to work from home.
Since we can all use some encouragement these days, we’ll begin this morning with Rita Wilson’s “Quarantunes.” As you know, she and her husband, Tom Hanks, are in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus. To...
On average, there is a Friday the thirteenth every 212 days. Such a day occurs in any month that begins with a Sunday. Fear of this day has been given the scientific name, “paraskevidekatriaphobia,” from the Greek words...
Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have tested positive for coronavirus in Australia and are being treated. After Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert also tested positive, the NBA suspended the season until further notice. Last night,...
A fully animated series about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus as portrayed by The Gospel of Luke, as well as the companion narrative about the movement he started in Acts.