I just finished teaching through the life of Israel’s King David at our church (thank God for technology that allows me to teach virtually!). Because of David’s poetic labors as the “sweet psalmist of Israel” (2 Sam 23:1), we have… Read More ›
I’m currently teaching through the book of 1 Samuel and I was surprised by the fresh relevance of a particular scene in it. 1 Samuel 4 hasn’t been a source of great devotional insight to me previously, but in the… Read More ›
Reading the Old Testament can be daunting, especially if you don’t have much context for what this collection of ancient books is all about. To help readers better understand the Old Testament without getting lost, here are quick summaries of… Read More ›
Whenever I told people I was reading a new book about violence in the Bible, I inevitably got the same response: “There sure is a lot!” Understatement of the century! One barely makes it past the first few chapters of… Read More ›
A lot of folks have been talking about Andy Stanley this week. The North Point Community Church pastor has drawn fire (again) for his controversial comments on the Old Testament. Earlier in 2018, Stanley stated in a sermon (which you… Read More ›
The way the biblical story begins affects everything about how we view the world around us. Take a look with me at God’s original intention for our reality.