I’ve always been interested in studying the Bible. As a kid, I was the annoying one in Sunday School who raised his hand at every question until the teacher had finally decided I’d answered enough. As a teenager, I started digging into apologetics, and reading books like The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel became […]Read More Reading the Bible Responsibly
I’ve been reading through the book of Revelation and taking another look at the passages that are often used to depict Jesus as a “Warrior-King” who tramples his enemies, cuts down the nations, and annihilates the followers of Satan. It’s an image that mirrors the typical Hollywood action flick: a supernatural hero shows up in […]Read More The Lamb of Revelation
In my reading, I’m noticing again how consistent Jesus, Paul, and Peter are when it comes to the Christian response to evil perpetrated against us. Jesus: “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But […]Read More Jesus, Paul, Peter, and the Christian response to evil
In C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, the Pevensie children are confronted by two talking beavers, Mr. Beaver and Mrs. Beaver, who hide them from the White Witch’s forces. While hiding, they share with them a prophecy, that two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve will save Narnia from the endless […]Read More Is God safe?
“It is he who sits above the circle of the earth … who brings princes to naught, and makes the rulers of the earth as nothing” (Isaiah 40:22-23). My final thoughts before the election: As a follower of Christ, I believe in the sovereign reign of God. I believe He is in control and that […]Read More November 7
There are few people who haven’t heard the tale of Jonah and the great fish. Even those who have had little contact with scripture are likely to place the story of “Jonah and the Whale” in the same category of literary classics as “Noah’s Ark” and “David and Goliath.” Countless pop culture interpretations, Sunday school […]Read More Great Fish, Greater God
An expert in the law stood up to test Jesus, saying, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the law?” He replied. “How do you read it?” The man answered: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with […]Read More An Expert in the Law