Genesis 44 contains a story that every Christian should read and apply. I know. We typically don’t look at Old Testament stories as examples of Christian character, and for good reason. They contain no stories about Christ Himself. Yet, if we truly believe that Jesus was both God and man then it makes sense to […]Read More Christian Character: Self-Sacrifice
Fear. The very mention of the word causes chills through the body. We have been reintroduced to this menacing presence over the last few months, not only in the United States, but all over the world. This fear has a name, and it is COVID-19. This virus has caused our daily lives to change dramatically. […]Read More The (Not So) Powerful Grip Of Fear
No one has ever spoken like Jesus. Take all the great orators throughout history, and not one of them can come close to the power with which Jesus spoke. So if he is speaking then we should probably listen to what he is saying. When I see red letters in the Bible I pay close […]Read More Remember Lot’s Wife
In this ever expanding digital world that has the ability to connect people from all over the globe, a new phenomenon is taking place. It is called FOMO, or the fear of missing out. People are concerned about catching onto the latest social media trend too late or not being able to tweet while the […]Read More FOMO
The Apostle Paul accomplished a lot in his life. He traveled the known world preaching the gospel. He was thrown into prison for the cause of Christ, but he continued to preach anyway. His resume would dwarf the resume of any other preacher who has ever lived. Yet, there is also no other person who […]Read More Paul: A Character Study
There are certain words in Christianity that make us cringe. Words and phrases like “sacrifice” or “love your enemies” are things that we don’t really like to talk about. The word “forgiveness” is also one of these words. But just because we don’t like to talk about them doesn’t mean they are not important. Usually […]Read More Why Forgive?
Suffering is a word that we would like to avoid at all costs. No one likes to suffer, because it’s uncomfortable. We would all like to live quiet, peaceful lives for the rest of our existence, and never have to worry about anything. Unfortunately life is not like that. If you are breathing you will […]Read More The Blessing of Suffering
Pharisees. Just the mention of the word incurs images of self-righteous and sometimes brutal religious leaders. The Pharisees are a picture of what happens when traditional religion gets out of control. As my brother so brilliantly put it in his post Spiritual But Not Religious, not all religion is bad. But pharisaical religion is the […]Read More The Problem With Pharisees
Faith is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the entire Bible. If you ask ten different people you might get ten different answers. But Hebrews 11:1 tells us exactly what faith is. It is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The word “substance” in the Greek refers to […]Read More Where Is Your Faith?
With every presidential election there is a renewed sense of hope. When we vote we hope that whoever gets elected will represent our interests, and provide a better hope for our future. Yet, it seems that we are always disappointed. No matter who is elected in any election, we never seem to be able to […]Read More The Hope For America