What Feels Like Suffering Is Your Salvation

There are many reasons we drift. Familiarity. Fatigue. Apathy. And pain. If you’ve had kids, you know that one way babies deal with pain is by drifting off to sleep. Sometimes, we deal with pain and suffering the same way. The author of Hebrews knows that. That’s why, when he’s addressing “those who are toContinue reading “What Feels Like Suffering Is Your Salvation”

The Lord Has Done a Big Small Thing for CSBC

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” -Luke 1:46-47,49 This has been my song the past week. These words more than anything else put into words the exuberance and excitement in what the LordContinue reading “The Lord Has Done a Big Small Thing for CSBC”

Throwing Andy Stanley a Bone: ‘What Does Jesus Teach?’

đŸ˜¬ pic.twitter.com/Jo2O4b5MyV — The Chocolate Knox (@Chocolate_Knox) June 9, 2018 “What does the Bible say about that…this is a really bad question we have to quit asking…Let me tell you a better question: What does the New Covenant teach? Or let’s be more specific, What does the New Testament teach? Or even better, What doesContinue reading “Throwing Andy Stanley a Bone: ‘What Does Jesus Teach?’”

Book Review: “The Kingdom of God” by Patrick Schreiner

What is the kingdom of God? … … … I’ve been waiting patiently for a full minute, and you still can’t come up with a coherent answer? Consider the fact that the Gospels summarize the message of Jesus in this way: “The kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe the gospel!” (Mark 1:15;Continue reading “Book Review: “The Kingdom of God” by Patrick Schreiner”

New Posts on Texting and Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods”

I’ve done a terrible job keeping you up to date on the pieces I’m publishing elsewhere. So, here a couple to get you caught up. One Question to Ask Before You Text At Desiring God, I have a piece on a sad trend I see in our relationships: texting. Deep down, many of us areContinue reading “New Posts on Texting and Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods””

The ‘Parable of the Prodigal Son’ Was Plagiarized

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 thatContinue reading “The ‘Parable of the Prodigal Son’ Was Plagiarized”