Why Isn’t the Bible More Black and White?

Why is the Bible so circuitous?  Have you ever wondered, “Why doesn’t God just come out and say what he means?”  Things are rarely black and white; the Bible is full of narratives that spell things out in 50 different shades of gray. Wouldn’t the Christian life be a lot easier if the whole BibleContinue reading “Why Isn’t the Bible More Black and White?”

My Undying Love for Matthew’s Gospel

“When one finally reaches the narrative of Christ’s final day beginning in Matthew 26:20, the text has become so thick, so intricately woven together by internal referentiality, Old Testament allusion and typology, and prophetic fulfillment–not to mention the constant background hum of Psalmic chant, that the narrative becomes suffocatingly claustrophobic, like sinking into the bestContinue reading “My Undying Love for Matthew’s Gospel”

God and Our Little Ones: A Theology of Infant Mortality

According to studies, nearly 50% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, and about 15% of recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage.  That means that if you are reading this article, chances are you either already have experienced or one day will experience the sorrow of losing a child.  You are not alone.  My wife and I sufferedContinue reading “God and Our Little Ones: A Theology of Infant Mortality”