Anything but Jesus

What does gay rights, confederate flags, ISIS, and Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner have in common? Taken at face value, you might be tempted to answer “Nothing.”  It seems like we live in a crazy, schizophrenic culture. But there is an amazing commonality to all the social pressures and unrest. The Psalmist asks and answers the question … More Anything but Jesus

Empires and Gods

If you’ve been following me recently, you know that I’ve been trying to write a little as I read through the book of Isaiah. I want to deal briefly with the oracles of chapters 14-23 as a whole, then come back later to hit some specific points. These oracles are dealing with the empires and … More Empires and Gods

Immature Leadership, Foolish Counselors, Class Envy, and Superficial Beauty

What does it look like when God judges a nation? I know, I know…we don’t like to think about such things. The LORD coming in the clouds to bring judgment upon a people- that tends to produce a real clarity to the lines we have been working hard with our tolerance erasers to smudge. We don’t like … More Immature Leadership, Foolish Counselors, Class Envy, and Superficial Beauty