This week, my latest article “A Joyful Cog in His Giant Plan” came out at Desiring God. Here’s the intro: We are our own paparazzi. We’re constantly snapping pictures — posting what we made for lunch and chronicling our lives one selfie at a time. In a world where everyone else’s life is “the best ever!” … More Joyful Cog at Desiring God
In our social media society everyone else’s grass is greener, pics are prettier, and life is more interesting than ours. We feel the constant pressure to perform before an ever watching online audience, and it can be overwhelming. On top of that, we have pressures in our marriages, difficulties at work, failures, diseases, suffering, and … More What Does the Bible Say About Suicide?
When I was in grade school, we used to do activities to improve reading comprehension. In fact, I believe there were portions of the SAT that were specifically designed to test the student’s ability to comprehend different essays and articles. Is it really necessary to be able to comprehend the plot of a novel or … More The Golden Rule and Public Discourse
Testamints. Paintings of Jesus carrying a man. Poems about footprints in the sand. T-shirts with Christian slogans. “Christian” films. Fish bumper stickers. These are a few of my least favorite things. As Christians, we love to surround ourselves with “Christian” paraphernalia. We will wear that t-shirt with the blood splattered cross on it. We will … More It’s not Your T-Shirt’s Job to Evangelize
Why do we as Protestants, Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and…well, almost everyone except Seven Day Adventists, excuse ourselves from observing the Sabbath on the seventh day of the week? God is pretty clear in Exodus 20:9-10–“Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. … More Sabbath-breakers: Meeting on the “First Day”