Jesus would have flunked English class. Most of his best work is plagiarized. No citations. No credit given to the original sources. For instance, the Parable of the Good Samaritan–one of his most famous stories–is word-for-word stolen from 2 Chronicles 28:15. Or what about his famous woman at the well ordeal? Been there, done that… More “The Prodigal Son” Is a Work of Purposeful Plagiarism
It’s hard enough to maintain a personal devotional time on a daily basis. However, when you sit down early in the morning or late at night, and you are reading about Jeremiah being thrown into a muddy cistern, the temptation is to think: But what does any of this have to do with my life? How… More How Does the Bible Fit into Your Life?
I just got home from a rousing three hour service at Miller Chapel AME Church. It was my first time attending an MLK Day service. It’s a holiday that has always felt to me like President’s Day or Labor Day–another Monday off from school in honor of an important figure from the past. Nothing more.… More To My White Brothers and Sisters, on MLK Day
I want to be used by God. I pray regularly–daily even–that God would use my life in whatever way he chooses. I willing submit to his plan and have fervently pled with the Lord, “Use me! Make me a tool in your hand! I don’t want the glory or the fame. Just use me, please!”… More Why Won’t God Use Me?
Chances are you’ve read or seen a dozen different Bible reading plans floating around. Some have you reading a chapter in four different books each day. Some promise to take you chronologically through the Bible. Others have you reading the Psalms 17 times, the NT 3 times, and the OT 2.5 times in a year.… More A Quick Bible Reading Plan for Dummies
It’s the New Year in just a few hours, and many of us are hoping for a more productive 2016. Have you noticed this trend in your life? Every year I find myself making resolutions that seem eerily similar to the resolutions from the year before. My New Year’s resolutions are on a kind of… More Review: “Do More Better” by Tim Challies