If God is love, why does He judge?

If God is love, why does He judge?

If God is love, why does He judge? The Bible says a lot about love and yet a lot about judgment, why? In reading about God’s judgment in Joel I was struck by something in Joel 3:10. It says, “Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears.” It’s saying take the farming […]

What should we do now that Roe v. Wade is overturned?

What should we do now that Roe v. Wade is overturned?

What should we do now that Roe v. Wade is overturned? This is a very divisive question. There is celebration and lamentation across the nation. While there is dire disagreement over this topic hopefully both sides can treat each other with dignity and have dialogue where needed. There were three Justices that did not agree […]

What is Pentecost?

What is Pentecost?

What is Pentecost? And what’s its significance? Did you know there’s even a day that celebrates Pentecost? I didn’t know what Pentecost Sunday was for a long time, and I certainly didn’t understand the full significance of it. Yet, Pentecost is full of significance. Pentecost Sunday is a celebration of the coming of the Holy […]

Health and Healing, Sickness and Suffering

Health and Healing, Sickness and Suffering

Health and Healing, Sickness and Suffering When it comes to health and healing, and sickness and suffering, there are a lot of questions and a lot of confusion. This topic hits home for me because I serve as Care Pastor at Crossroads Church. But, more than that, it hits home because it is home. All […]

How should I think about regret? How should I handle regret?

How should I think about regret? How should I handle regret?

How should I think about regret? How should I handle regret? Regret can come about for a lot of reasons. The word regret means “sorrow or remorse for a fault or an act.” There are certainly reasons and times to feel regret, but we should not wallow in regret. Non-sinful forms of regret (like a wrong decision) […]

Naturalistic evolution teaches that our sense of morality evolved

Naturalistic evolution teaches that our sense of morality evolved

Imagine I gave you a pill that made you feel morally obligated to give me money… Kinda random but hear me out. After the pill wore off, what would you think of your moral conviction to give me money? Would you regret it? Question it? Probably both. That’s what moral conviction is if we’re simply […]

How to Die Well

How to Die Well

We are all going to die. But that does not mean that we are all going to die well. If we are going to die well, first we must remember death (memento mori).[1] Second, we must look to and learn from Jesus. Jesus, as the perfect Son of God, lived and died well. We’d be […]

Somewhat Random Reflections on Knowledge

Somewhat Random Reflections on Knowledge

Here’s some somewhat random reflections on knowledge if you’re interested… How Can We Know Anything at All? Wow. That is a super big question. And it’s a question that some people are not asking at all. That’s problematic. And in some ways ignorant. However, others are asking that question but they’re asking it in a […]

Biblical Womanhood

Biblical Womanhood 

What does the Bible say about Biblical Womanhood?   Biblical Womanhood The concept of “biblical womanhood” has gotten a “bad rap” outside and even inside the church. Actual biblical womanhood, however, is beautiful and provides a context for a bounty of good. Actual biblical womanhood is like a fortress that allows for flourishing. Masculinity, femininity, and […]

What explains the contradiction of humanity?

What explains the contradiction of humanity?

What explains the contradiction of humanity? Hospitals and especially children’s hospitals are a testimony to the beauty and brokenness of our world. Humanity is capable of amazing feats structurally and scientifically. We build edifices and index illnesses. . We build this collectively in community. Because we are mightier together. That’s the purposive power of politics […]

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