Today is the day the church has historically set aside to honor the apostle Thomas. You might recall him by his popular nickname, “Doubting Thomas.” This was the disciple who, after hearing the first report that Jesus had risen from… Read More ›
A Book You Need to Know About: Salvation By Allegiance Alone
It’s pretty rare that I come across a book I think every Christian should read, let alone every pastor or teacher! But I want to tell you about one — a book I found hard to put down. A book that… Read More ›
The Christmas When I Almost Lost My Faith
At the time of year when the radio, the TV, the neighbors, and even the soulless retail stores were shouting “Joy to the world,” I was enduring a dark and silent crisis of faith.
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.
Why Doesn’t God Reveal Everything to Us?
Back in the spring of 2016, I taught an academic course on Peter’s epistles. It was to be my first experience of actual academic teaching — a dream come true for me! Needless to say I was super excited for… Read More ›
A Life Update and a Look Ahead
Some of you may have noticed that my posting has been a bit more sporadic the last two weeks, but don’t worry – I’ve got what I think is a pretty good reason. 😉 My wife, Ainslee, and I recently… Read More ›
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 ›
When Your Faith Doesn’t Seem to be Working
As I’ve ministered to college students and young adults over the past few years, one of the hardest things has been seeing young believers grow frustrated with themselves when they aren’t seeing progress in their faith. I’ve had students question… Read More ›
Evangelism Without Anxiety: An Introvert’s Advice on Sharing Your Faith
Evangelism. To introverts like me, it’s an intimidating word. It conjures up expectations of going out into the busy streets, trying to strike up conversations with random strangers. I start thinking about how I’m going to have to memorize an… Read More ›