The Sin of Sodom
As Bible-believing Christians, we are known for our convictions against sexual immorality. But are we known equally as well for our contempt for religious arrogance?
Scripture clearly states that sexual immorality is sin (Matthew 15:19; Romans 13:13; 1 Corinthians 6:18;…Continue Reading
The Beautiful Simplicity of Biblical Narrative
Bob Kauflin's "Song for Those with Disabilities"
God is worthy of our highest, purest, and strongest emotions
– Bob Kauflin*
Disability, at least for me, easily draws out the strongest emotions. For a season, my emotions were ugly, bitter, self-righteous and angry—certainly not the "highest and purest"…Continue Reading
A Violent Messiah?
Psalm 110 is one of the great messianic psalms, and one of the most quoted OT texts in the New Testament. On this side of the cross, we understand that it prophesies of Jesus’ second-coming.
It’s also quite offensive to…Continue Reading
Why It's OK That Some Are Happier Than Others in Heaven
Give Me That Kind of Courage
In 2 Samuel 10 the Ammonites and Syrians are closing in on Israel. Joab divides up the men of Israel between himself and his brother, Abishai. He tells his strategy in v. 11, paraphrased, “You take those guys, I’ll take…Continue Reading
Death: A Misunderstood Mercy
Death itself is a devastating and horrible thing. But God promises to work all things—including death—for good for those who love him and are called by him (Romans 8:28).
Isaiah 57:1-2 gives us one glimpse into how God views…Continue Reading
Happiness Is the End of the Creation
Kill Me at Once!
Moses had had it up to here.
The Israelites' continual complaining and rebellion and lack of faith had been a heavy burden. Now they were standing in front of their tents weeping. Why? Because the food they were eating was…Continue Reading