Why Keeping Your Word May Be Life and Death: Promises, Human Sacrifice, and Becoming a Liar

Image by Michael Macfeat “Shaun, can you please wash your plate? I don’t know how many times we have talked about this.” “Yeah baby, lemme finish this show real quick. Better yet, I will do it before I go to bed. Leave it in the sink, so I can let it soak.” Bedtime rolls around, and I groggily walk past the sink. “NOOOOO! Stupid plate. Ahhhh, no worries. Amanda stayed up late. I will do it in the morning before she wakes up.” In... Read More

The Purpose of Biblical Creation: Separating the Wheat From the Chaff

Thousands of years after the first two chapters of the Bible were written, these passages are still very relevant to us today. With the advent of the Theory of Evolution, a great debate has been unyielding for over 150 years. Through discussion, debate, propaganda, board of education meetings, court cases, and news reports, both sides of this issue have been unrelenting. Recently, it seems that both sides are convinced of the imminent downfall of... Read More

Why Passing the Offering Basket May Rob Christians of Genuine Giving and Their Call to Sacrifice More

It was the first time I had visited this neighboring church, one which I had intended to visit for years. God was doing something in and among them. The church was growing and gaining influence over the community in which they lived. Such influence caught my eye, curious at how they run their services, what the speakers are like, and what sort of culture they are creating. I was impressed. The crowd was made up of young, energized, and excited Christians.... Read More

On the Old Testament

Commentaries, background information, and the complexities of studying the scripture often deter people from reading and studying the Old Testament. The endless genealogies, repeated instructions for building, and the countless rules, laws, and instructions are more than enough for most to abandon the Old Testament. It is because of this and the common neglect of the Old Testament, Mark Driscoll has written a masterful and easy reading companion... Read More

So You Want to Hear God’s Voice? Stop Silencing Him and Open Your Bible

I’ve always been fascinated by what unfolds in chapter three of the book of First Samuel. As a young boy around the age of thirteen, Samuel was called by God to become a prophet. The story begins with Samuel lying in his bed, when all of a sudden he hears someone call his name, “Samuel.” Samuel immediately got up and walked into the room where a man named Eli was located, assuming that he was the one who called. Eli told the boy that he had... Read More

Thoughts on the Torah: The Mystery of Christ and the Use of the Old Testament in the Christian’s Life

Image by Lauren Moore Standing before a dusty old scroll, a mangy and dirty Rabbi quietly unrolled and found the section from which he wished to read. Calmly he began to speak. “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19) Silence... Read More

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