“You may come here, but no further. Your proud waves shall be stopped here.”

  The recent hurricanes caused me to reflect on Job 38:1-11: Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind, “Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man, for I will question you, then you answer me! “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding. Who …

“Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” – Matthew 18:1-20

Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?  This question naturally follows what we discussed last week in Matthew’s Gospel when we compared the theology of glory with the theology of the cross.  Sinful humanity wants to try to take credit for its salvation and glory in its achievements.    Sinful humanity asks this question: “Who is the greatest?”  …

Good Books

I’m sometimes asked if I can recommend some good books to those who are interested in the Christian faith or want to learn more.  So, I thought I’d share what I’ve recommended to people in the past.  The list below is organized in various sections, and at the end I’ve included some of my own books just because I wrote …

Book Club

Based on the survey responses, we’ll start our Book Club with C. S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity.” I hope you’ll join me! We’ll use Goodreads to host the discussion forum, so just go to the link below to sign up and join the group (it’s free). To start, check out the “Introductions” topic and introduce yourself. Each week, I’ll open up …

What’s the “Nashville Statement?”

  Within the last couple of days you may have heard about “The Nashville Statement.”  It was formulated by “The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood” and signed onto by many Christian leaders and lay people, mostly from an American Christian evangelical background. The focus of the Statement is on human sexuality and the Biblical teaching that God created man …