A Look at Genesis: Did Moses Believe In Divine Election?

Divine election–that’s something the Apostle Paul made up to distort the beautiful message of the gospel and turn it into some ugly favoritism, right? The book of Genesis is foundational in so many ways for the Christian worldview. It is truly a book of beginnings–the beginning of creation, mankind, marriage, sin, murder, musical instruments, war,Continue reading “A Look at Genesis: Did Moses Believe In Divine Election?”

“So, Moses Walks into a Bar…”

I’m sure you recognize these iconic fingers.  This pose has been satirized, recreated, and reinterpreted in art, T.V., and cartoons.  I bet you recognize the sound of these, as well: “A guy walks into a bar…”,  “It was high-noon as the tumbleweed slowly rolled through the dusty town…”, and  “Once upon a time…”.  Whether youContinue reading ““So, Moses Walks into a Bar…””

The Good News: Biblical History is Cyclical

When you mention Joshua 24 to most Christians, the verse that pops into mind is, “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.”  Although a great verse, I believe there is a more significant point being made in that last chapter of Israel’s journey: “As for the bones of Joseph, which theContinue reading “The Good News: Biblical History is Cyclical”

Gender and the Image of God

Admit it.  You’ve thought about it.  Will we have gender in the afterlife?  Jesus did say that there is no marriage after the resurrection.  No marriage=no gender, right?  And didn’t Paul say in Galatians 3:28 that “there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”  Maybe God is going toContinue reading “Gender and the Image of God”