I have only sleepwalked once in my life. Obviously, I don’t remember it, but the event was hysterically reported to me the next morning. I’m sure we can all think of close friends or family members whose sleep antics have been reported to us (sleepwalking, driving, eating, talking, etc.). Sleep action is weird because sleep … Continue reading The Importance of Being Spiritually Awake
One of the most intriguing biblical accounts is found in Acts 17. In this chapter of the historical book of Acts, Paul addresses the intellectual elite of his day in Athens, including some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers. The apostle stands on Mars Hill before those Greeks who “would spend their time in nothing except telling … Continue reading 3 Theological Insights From Paul’s Discourse on the Areopagus
The commonality of slavery in first-century Rome led many New Testament authors to employ references to slavery in order to illustrate spiritual truths. One such spiritual truth is that we are all slaves. White, Black, Christian, non-Christian, American, non-American—everyone is a slave to something. The Paul makes this point in Romans 6:16-19: Do you not know … Continue reading Who Is Our Master?
I know the title sounds like a contradiction. How can anxiety and blessing even be uttered in the same breath? My goal isn’t to be insensitive or to undermine anyone’s struggles, only to share my own experiences. That being said, anxiety is something that should be taken seriously and if you are struggling with it I … Continue reading How Can an Anxiety Disorder Be a Blessing?
Christ’s church is not a structure of brick and mortar, but a collection of sinners made holy by the blood of Jesus. Though the church for which Jesus died is guaranteed an eternal existence (cf. Dan 2:44; Matt 16:18; Eph 3:20-21; Heb 12:28), individual congregations can still succumb to spiritual decay, and eventually, spiritual death. The spiritual reality of … Continue reading Spiritual Decay: The Threat of Apathy
Who is the main character of the Bible? God. It's his book, his revelation, his communication, describing his actions with his people. I should be obvious then that God shows up in the Bible a lot. It's how he has chosen to reveal himself most consistently throughout time, and even many of his non-literary revelations … Continue reading My Favorite Descriptions of God
I wouldn't necessarily describe my self as a Bible app connoisseur, but I might be pretty close. At the moment I've got 8 downloaded on my phone and I switch between a few of them pretty regularly. As someone who is enamored with the ability to read God's Word on my hand-size pocket computer, I'm … Continue reading Check Out the New “Literal Word” App