Living the Good Life

What is “the good life” according to the Bible? I recently introduced this topic with a short article called, To Love Life and See Good Days, but this weekend, I had the opportunity to expand on it at First Artesia Christian Reformed Church. Too often, we look for the good life in the things of … Continue reading Living the Good Life

Scripture and the Veil of Familiarity

Most of this site's readers are aware that biblical literacy in Evangelicalism is quite low. Many people claiming to be Christians are unfamiliar with Scripture, but another problem can arise for those who are well-acquainted with the Bible. There is a veil of familiarity that can cover its pages and cause us to miss the … Continue reading Scripture and the Veil of Familiarity

Weakness: Our Unlikely Ally

If you want to turn the world's wisdom on its head completely, this is it. The Apostle Paul says he will boast about his weaknesses (2 Cor. 12:9). We do not boast of weaknesses; we hide them because they hold us back from being who we should be. They threaten our competence. They are faults … Continue reading Weakness: Our Unlikely Ally

Revival and Bad Theology

When revival hits, should we expect the participants to have all their theological ducks in a row and align with our particular shibboleth? There is a lot of discussion surrounding the multi-day worship service, which is still going on at Asbury University. Some are glowing about it with unmitigated acceptance, and some seem to believe … Continue reading Revival and Bad Theology

What Things?

There are moments in scripture that are easy to miss, but they are deeply profound if we take the time to consider them. One of those moments happens on the road to Emmaus. Jesus speaks two words in light of the context that reveals a world of encouragement. It is resurrection Sunday. A handful of … Continue reading What Things?

Why We Don’t Experience God

Insisting that the nose is the faculty for experiencing gravity will produce nothing more than pointless sniffing. So, we cannot doubt God because we cannot perceive Him with the eye any more than we can doubt gravity because it doesn’t have a certain odor... CLICK TO READ MORE

The Lord Helped Me

How sweet to look back upon the rough road, the bloody battlefield, and the scenes of peculiar trial. Then, if ever, gratitude will work within us, and praises will flow from our tongues and hearts! Delivered from the mouth of the lion, and the paw of the bear, we thankfully acknowledge, "The Lord helped me!" … Continue reading The Lord Helped Me

The Great Day of the Lord

If I had my choice to write on any topic for this article, this would not be it. However, I try to let my scripture reading dictate what I will write about, and today's reading was from Zephaniah chapter one. Readers prefer positive content, but this article is the opposite. It does not speak of … Continue reading The Great Day of the Lord

Misreading Providence Radio Interview

This morning I was a guest on the Kurt and Kate Morning Show on Moody Radio FL. We discussed a recent article called Misreading Providence for Personal Gain. In the interview, we discussed topics such as rain on Sunday morning, Covid lockdowns, and church attendance post-pandemic, among other things. They were gracious enough to podcast … Continue reading Misreading Providence Radio Interview

Why I Am Discouraged

My heart is burdened with a sense of my shortcomings! Every duty I perform is so imperfect. Every purpose I form is so soon frustrated. Every hope of seeing better days is so soon beclouded. My heart is so fearfully depraved. My life is so unlike the life of Jesus. My temper is so unholy. My prayers are so brief and heartless. My praises are so... Click to Read More