Today is a special day for the Church. It is the commemoration of the Protestant Reformation. On this day 499 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. He, as well as most others at the time, was a Roman Catholic. His 95 theses that he nailed to the … More Happy Reformation Day!
For the last few days I have been in the book of Jeremiah for the Old Testament portion of my reading plan. Today I want to take a look at the account from chapters 41-43. Nebuchadnezzar had taken exiles from Jerusalem and Judah into exile, and appointed Gedaliah as ruler over those left in the … More Coming to God With Presuppositions: A Lesson From the Book of Jeremiah
Obedience has been a stumbling block for humanity since the very beginning. In Genesis chapter 3, we have Eve and Adam disobeying the one “no” command that God had given them, with the disastrous result of the fall of humankind. It has been continuous rebellion from that point. We are born sons of rebellion, “The … More The Stumbling Block of Obedience
About a month ago, there was a quote meme flying around my social media circle attributed to Phillip Yancey: The meme got my attention because on the surface, it sounds encouraging and Christiany, but a closer look reveals a misunderstanding and/or misrepresentation of the account of the thief on the cross, and therefore perpetuates incorrect … More Conversion: Thief on the Cross & Discerning Memes
Recently, I was reading through the book of Isaiah, and was struck by the account of King Hezekiah. Sennacherib king of Assyria had come up against Judah, and was intending to invade and take it over. At that time, Assyria was a powerful kingdom who had defeated many peoples and lands; a dominating empire. Rabshakeh, … More The Godly Response of King Hezekiah
People love trends: clothing, music, hair styles, hobbies, and home design, to name a few. Trends are also seen in our speech with each generation inventing new slang. Church culture is not immune to trends and fads. I’ve noticed in the last few years some linguistic trends among Christians that I would like to bring to … More Messy, Brokenness, and Mortifying Sin
Social Media is dominated right now by the upcoming Presidential election. In the last couple of days a meme has repeatedly popped up picturing Hillary Clinton speaking at a podium, and reads “Listen. It’s simple. We’ve got to ban guns to save the toddlers and we’ve got to have late term abortions to kill the … More Culture of Iniquity