Articles by Jon Bloom
Phrygia was an ancient kingdom in what is now central Turkey. According to legend, once upon a time Phrygia was without a king. One day, a pagan oracle declared that the next man to drive an ox-cart into Phrygia’s capital…Continue Reading
We think we know what’s going on. But often we barely have a clue.
Scripture teaches us that what we see happening in the world is only part of the story. There’s a whole dimension to reality that wields a…Continue Reading
God doesn’t want you to plan everything.
Don’t get me wrong. Planning is a beautiful thing. God is a magnificent planner — in the bigness of the universe and the smallest molecules. Many things in life simply do not happen…Continue Reading
July 4th is the day we Americans set aside to celebrate the birth of our nation, the ideals it represents, and the freedoms we enjoy.
But for many American Christians, the recent Supreme Court ruling will hang like a dark…Continue Reading
Where does courage come from? And how do you get it when you need it, when some fear towers over you and threatens you, and you feel like cowering and fleeing into some cave of protection?
For an answer, let’s…Continue Reading
It is a priceless gift when someone shows you a gospel treasure hidden in plain sight in the Bible. My good friend, Jameson Nass, just did this for me in his excellent sermon on the tower of Babel from Genesis…Continue Reading
Many Christians struggle with the sense that vocational ministry jobs are more “sacred” or “spiritual” than other jobs. Our terminology probably isn’t helpful: non-ministry jobs are often called “secular” jobs, which would seem to connote that they are less spiritual…Continue Reading