Why do bad things happen to good people? How can a good God who loves us permit all the suffering in this world? These and other questions related to the problem of evil came up in a recent conversation I … Continued
I was in high school when JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Perhaps I thought I was too old to read a kid’s book. Or maybe I was too distracted by sports and friends to care about the intense controversy … Continued
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male or female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus Galatians 3:28 (ESV) Intersectionality and Christianity In recent years, the American motto e pluribus … Continued
Ultimately God decides whether a rebuke is valid. And we need not be ignorant concerning the mind of God. On the contrary, if we are tempted to throw our hands up and misquote “Who has known the mind of the Lord?” we would do well to remember that God has given us His Word, the Bible, to know what of His mind we need to.
A certain passage of the Scriptures has been on my mind a lot lately in relation to not only the kinds of things I want to ingrain in my children, but also those I want to embody in my own … Continued
Boldness is a good thing. As Christians, the Scriptures tell us boldness is a hallmark of the righteous and those who put their hope and trust in God. This stands to reason. As Paul writes to the church in Rome, … Continued
What is anxiety? What do you get anxious about? According to Merriam-Webster, anxiety is “apprehensive uneasiness or nervousness usually over an impending or anticipated ill.” That certainly sounds familiar. Speaking for myself, I feel anxiety particularly when it comes to my … Continued
What is patience? You have doubtless heard the old saying. ‘Patience is a virtue.’ But, more specifically, how do you define patience? What is it? Why should we want it? And how do we get more of it if we … Continued