There’s something about sin even Christians commonly forget about or ignore: consequences. After God miraculously liberated Israel from 400 years of Egyptian slavery they made what would become a costly, even fatal, decision to disobey God’s command to occupy the land he had promised them. The consequence? They spent 40 years on a journey that … Continue reading Consequences

Minor Prophets with a Major Message: Micah

When we think of the Old Testament prophet, Micah, we commonly think of one of two passages. Either his prophecy of the exact birthplace of Christ (which wouldn't take place for another 750 years): “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one … Continue reading Minor Prophets with a Major Message: Micah

You are a Saint (and you don’t even have to live in New Orleans)

I've sat and listened to some preachers drone on, "We are wicked. We are sinners. We are unworthy."  The news never gets any better.  It's usually at that point I stop listening. Why? I already know that. God pulls no punches: "the human heart is deceitfully wicked" (Jeremiah 17:9), and "all have sinned and fall … Continue reading You are a Saint (and you don’t even have to live in New Orleans)

Evil & Guns

EVIL & GUNS I’ve resisted posting about the massacre in Florida until recently as there is no shortage of postings. There is much to say. There is nothing to say. You want to scream. You find yourself unable to speak. Those who quickly politicize the tragedy are foolish and near-sighted. This is first and foremost … Continue reading Evil & Guns