One of the core teachings of Scripture (and something that really should go without saying) is that God is sovereign. He is in control of the world He has made. Nothing is outside of His power or authority. He calls the shots…. Read More ›
The Book of Proverbs: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Needs
Proverbs is one of the most popular books of the Bible, perhaps because most of the book is comprised of bite-sized nuggets of practical wisdom. In the age of Twitter and text messages, many of us love getting our daily information… Read More ›
Six Guaranteed Ways to Sabotage Your Prayers
Sometimes our prayers aren’t answered the way we’d like because of God’s plans, God’s timing, or spiritual opposition. But the Bible mentions several reasons why we ourselves are often the most significant hindrance to having our prayers answered.
If I Doubt, I’m Out?! A Look at James 1:5-8
In my previous two posts, I mentioned how important it is that anytime we read a difficult or perplexing Bible verse, we need to view it in its original context. We have to study what it meant “back then” before… Read More ›
Four Ways to See the Big Picture Whenever You Read the Bible
In my previous post, I shared about the importance of reading the Bible as one, interconnected story. Even though the Bible is actually a collection of books, those books all function together to present a unified narrative. It’s like a… Read More ›
Reading the Bible As One Story
(Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are from the CSB). The Bible is a long book. A very, very long book. To be more precise, it’s actually a collection of books – 66 ancient documents, written and compiled over more… Read More ›
A Little Dose of Bible Humor
Since so many of my small-group members are trudging through final exams this week, and since my workload has been quite hectic lately, I thought I’d post something on the more jovial side. To give you a little cheer, here… Read More ›
Best Books to Help You Understand the Bible
Time for me to make a dramatic understatement: Approaching the Bible can be intimidating. Even now, with 10+ years of theological higher education under my belt, I have to be honest and say even I still sometimes get intimidated! But… Read More ›
What Does It Mean to be Holy?
One of my favorite characters in cinema history is the swashbuckling spaniard Inigo Montoya (from the movie The Princess Bride). When his boisterous boss Vizzini keeps calling everything that happens “Inconceivable!”, Inigo famously quips one of my favorite lines in cinema… Read More ›
Which Bible Translation Should I Read?
Ah, the age-old question. I wish I had a quarter for every time I’ve been asked this. And it really is a good question, because there is a plethora of Bible translations out there and not all are created equal…. Read More ›