How are you supposed to have joy at work when your colleague in the next cubicle is lazy yet takes credit for work you completed? Down the hall, colleagues trash your boss all day. Worse than the negativity at work is the drama caused by people yapping back and forth at each other like a... Continue Reading →
What Should I Read This Summer?
I once saw a Facebook status which confused me: "I'm sooooo bored," it read. I wondered--with so many great books and so much to explore--how could anyone be bored? Below is my service to any who might be tempted to boredom. Here is a list of some helpful and Biblically sound literature. I compiled this... Continue Reading →
Persecution for Every Christian: Why it is important to identify with the persecuted church
I seem to have a recurring disagreement with fellow Christians. I don’t like disagreements. I try to avoid them, but, when it comes to the persecuted church, I keep having them. The conversation typically goes something like this: We are engaged in talking about some current event related to Christian persecution. The brother or sister... Continue Reading →
Is God Always on Israel’s Side?
I honestly dislike controversy. I try to avoid it. But the things which matter most to me are always on collision course with the things that others decide are too “controversial” to speak about in polite company. Marriage, families, protecting babies, and the freedom of religion—all these are important realities which rile abortion supporters and... Continue Reading →
God and Money
What happens when a theologian crosses paths with an economist? It sounds like a bad joke. But the question is pertinent, considering that a new book is on the horizon which combines clear theology with sound economic principles. One of the benefits of attending ETS in Milwaukee was hearing Wayne Grudem defend this thesis: "God... Continue Reading →
Justice and Vengeance
Folks often confuse the concepts of justice and vengeance, but God is not confused. He makes a clear distinction. Justice concerns dealing with someone according to a fixed law or standard—particularly a standard by which all are governed equally. Vengeance, on the other hand, concerns an individual or group who perceive a wrong against them... Continue Reading →
If you are in the mood for something a little different, check out this blog on John Calvin, called Calvin500. Calvin is celebrating his birthday, or, actually, we are celebrating his birthday. Interesting links on this blog. Enjoy.
Um… That’s Not the 1st Command
Read this article, and you will know why the evangelical embrace of the Green movement is worrisome to me. Specifically, the Green movement is a fusion of bad theology with bad science. Call it a "Con-fusion." This article, unfortunately, illustrates some of the muddle-headed thinking of Christians when it comes to the Green movement. ... Continue Reading →