Text for the Week: Reruns

Scripture: Genesis 11:1-9 1All people on the earth had one language and the same words. 2When they traveled east, they found a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them hard.” They used bricks for stones and asphalt for mortar. 4They said,... Continue Reading →

On Reading Scripture

Let's face it, the Bible can be a difficult book to read and understand, and we all need help capturing it's meaning. On the Book Shelf tab I have a list of resources that I have found helpful but a list is not always helpful. While reading commentaries is helpful, it is probably impractical to... Continue Reading →

On Christian Nationalism

Over the last few months Americans have seen the growth in the number of people identifying with a political theory known as Christian Nationalism. There are those who will say Christian Nationalism is nothing more than voting our Christian conscious, but this is untrue. I have been following Stephen Wolfe, a major proponent of Christian... Continue Reading →

The Bible and Loans

President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan certainly has gotten people talking, especially on social media. Among this chatter many are using the Bible both to defend and to decry this policy, but I do not think this is the right approach. Let me begin by saying I am in favor of some form of student... Continue Reading →

Baptizing Political Beliefs

I saw recently Russell Moore wrote two pieces for Christianity Today on the relationship between evangelicalism and conservative politics, both are must reads (here & here). In these articles Moore provides evidence that the current wave of conservative faith-based is not in fact rooted in churches, but in those who have given up the much... Continue Reading →

What was David’s Sin?

Warning: this week I am taking on what I consider to be a sensitive issue which requires discussing assault. Recently I have seen a controversy brewing on Twitter around the nature of David’s sin with Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11. There are any number of people who are extremely upset about the idea that some... Continue Reading →

Toward a Theology of Life: part 1

My last post was a reaction to the current news cycle and how abortion has dominated in the headlines (here) and one insightful individual asked about the Christian theology of life that should ultimately guide us as we deal with topics like abortion. I have decided to take on this challenge, in this post I... Continue Reading →

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