My expectation is that most would answer in the affirmative. And that is all well and good as far as it goes. But I am quite certain that if we posed a few follow-up questions, we would expose some real differences among us. What do we mean by “the world?” What do we mean by … More Is the World Worth Saving?
Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, … More Friends in Low Places
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
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
“Then the LORD will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy. There will be a booth for shade by day from the heat, and for … More Cloudy with a Chance of Glory
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