January 15, 2019

It has become somewhat of a fad among biblical scholars to deny the historicity of Genesis, in particular chapters 1-11. Peter Enn’s is the classic example of a once conservative biblical scholar who “grew up” and now questions the historicity of Genesis. In this article I wish to do two things: first, give four basic reasons why I think that Genesis 1-11 is historical, and second, answer four objections to the historicity of Genesis 1-11. Before I jump in to… Read more

January 11, 2019

Covetousness and discontentment are intimately wed, insomuch the route to covetousness is fueled through a lack of contentment. Inevitably, the malcontent turns from their blessings in favor of another’s and thereby fuels their resentment for God’s good gifts and their neighbor. That which the covetous have, they cannot enjoy, and that which they so desperately desire to fill them, would produce all the more covetousness in them if they would have it. We think of sin as individual temptations rather… Read more

January 10, 2019

I recently held a conversation with a few Christians who sharply disagreed that mocking an unbeliever can ever be fruitful. Their argument: it tarnishes our witness for Christ and does nothing to change the perception the world has that Christians are jerks. While on the surface, the goal is commendable and I don’t entirely disagree with their premise, it truthfully doesn’t take into account that sometimes, the most Christian thing a person can do is mock someone or something. Nor… Read more

January 9, 2019

As Christians consider New Year’s Resolutions to improve our lives, families, and health, we should not forget the primary lesson learned in this story: the charge given to the woman at the caught in adultery. Read more

December 10, 2018

Heralded by Calvinists as irrefutable proof of God’s sovereignty in salvation, Romans 9-11 is arguably the most theologically complex section in all of scripture. One can (and should) spend a life time considering the implications of these verses and what they mean for God’s plan of redemption. Having examined many arguments about why this text doesn’t mean God is wholly sovereign in salvation, I have never found any of them to be even slightly compelling. This is especially true for… Read more

December 3, 2018

Lauren Daigle has been the subject of much debate as of late due to her recent answer to the question of the sinfulness of homosexuality: “You know what, I can’t honestly answer on that… I have too many people that I love that are homosexual. I don’t know… I can’t say one way or the other. I’m not God, so when people ask questions like that, that’s what my go-to is. I just say, ‘Read the Bible and find out… Read more

November 20, 2018

Contrary to what some would suggest, it is the duty of any man in a position of influence or power to anchor their authority to the Bible – especially those whom He has called as shepherds. It is no controversy that the Lord establishes and deposes kings (Dan. 2:21). Christ Himself corrected Pilate, demonstrating that the very man having the “power” to either free Him or crucify Him, only received his “power” from above (Jn. 19:11). In addition to this,… Read more

November 16, 2018

When you remove God from a society, the children will go with him. Read more

November 14, 2018

In a blog post entitled, “What Foster Parents Wish Other People Knew,” Sharon Astyk writes about how hard being a foster parent is and gives some practical tips for loving foster families. Among some of the things she writes are, “The kids aren’t grateful to us, and it is nuts to expect them to be, or to feel lucky that they are with us,” and “Don’t hate on their parents.” I thought about that post while viewing the new movie,… Read more

November 7, 2018

Shame is often presented as this ever-looming enemy – one we need to simply cast aside as we pursue true happiness and joy in this fleeting life. Psychological studies abound on how shame is simply a measure wherein another individual is exercising control over you – you just need to escape it and move on. Others might advocate for some causal benefits of it which allow us to navigate social mores more easily, yet the emphasis is still placed upon… Read more

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