Reading the Bible Won’t Make You Not Racist

This title is intentionally provocative. However, there is a truth that we do need to seriously consider, especially in this week’s current climate: simply reading your Bible does not make you less racist. In fact, reading your Bible (alone) doesn’t help with your racism whatsoever. I grew up in a Christian subculture. I’ve read the... Continue Reading →

Stop Thinking About Your Rights

Thinking primarily about our “rights” makes us bad Christians. However, I do think the temptation to do so stems from a noble endeavor. There is nothing wrong with being concerned about the state of our country. There’s also nothing wrong with being concerned about the perceived lack of religious freedom being granted by our state.... Continue Reading →

Revelation 13 and the Mark of the Beast

Reminder: This blog contains my heuristic opinion on the Bible and theology. I realize that the material contained in this post might be divisive for some. That is not my intent. If you have questions, feel free to engage. It seems that every few years the “mark of the beast” section of Revelation becomes vogue.... Continue Reading →

Trusting God in this Age of “New Magic”

More and more frequently I have been seeing videos and social media posts passed around in Christian circles that claim to contain “prophecy” concerning the coronavirus. For example, the 700 club’s recent videos contain “prophecies” that a divinely directed cure is being developed in Israel[1] as well as a “word” that this virus was created... Continue Reading →

Expressing our Disappointment

This material comes from a video sermon that I made for Axis Student Ministry’s YouTube channel which aired on April 1st 2020. For a bit of context, the video that this sermon was in was released during the Spring Break in which everyone was on lock-down quarantine because of COVID-19. Have you ever experienced something... Continue Reading →

Sabbath Law and COVID-19

The Sabbath laws were critical in ancient Israelite worship. God rested on the seventh day of Creation, and His example set a precedent for how the entire nation was to conduct its business. Remembering the Sabbath made it into the Ten Commandments. Several chapters of Torah are devoted to explaining its inner workings. When Sabbath... Continue Reading →

Embodying Repentance

Let us return to our look at biblical repentance. If you haven’t checked out the previous two blogs on this subject, I would highly recommend that you do so. This one is a continuation of those other two. Specifically, I would like to further explore what it might mean for us to live-out the concept... Continue Reading →

Repentance: A Key to the Kingdom?

This blog is a continuation of my study on biblical repentance. If you haven’t read the previous post “A Brief Look at Biblical Repentance,” I encourage you to do that first. I plan to narrow our focus here on one of the Greek words for “repentance” used in the New Testament: metanoio μετανοέωas. That previous blog... Continue Reading →

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