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 →

Mark 13: The End is Not Near

In my last scripture reflection, on Mark 13, I sped by an idea that deserves to be spelled out in more detail, how Jesus' words in that passage relate to current events and "End Times Prophecy". A few weeks ago I wrote about Pat Robertson's reaction to Russia's invasion of Ukraine (here). Since that time... Continue Reading →

The Consequences of Misinformation

Two weeks ago I wrote about some troubling events in the modern church and how unsettling I find that (you can read it here). This post goes along the same theme of how Christians can make it difficult for others to believe Christianity. Amid all of the voices that have spoken out against Russia's invasion... Continue Reading →

A New Earth- February 20, 2022

So often we think of God creating a new heaven and a new earth and we have the impression of time. We think these simply follow the old ones chronologically, but the reality is these are new in the sense of quality. The Heaven and Earth God wants to create is something completely different from... Continue Reading →

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