Suffering: A Different Question (Part Four)

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In Hebrews 13:12-14 we are called to suffer like Jesus did and bear the reproach he endured. But why are we called to this? Because “here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.” We are aliens and foreigners here. We have a home, a better home, in heaven! […]

The Atonement: Ransom Theory

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Over the course of church history ideas about the atonement have ranged widely. An orthodox consensus never really developed and varied views of atonement have been tolerated within Christendom. A doctrine of the atonement attempts to answer the question, “How does Christ accomplish the salvation of fallen humanity?” The Bible makes it clear that the […]

Don't need no Spotify or CataCombo

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So I heard about a coffin that you can buy that has a sound system built into it. It says it comes with an “upgradeable music server with 4G-connection prepared to tackle whatever afterlife throws at it.” It streams Spotify so that you can select whatever you want to play for the deceased. The casket’s […]

Living in Community

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Hebrews 10:24-25 – And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Ecclesiastes 4:12 – And though a man might prevail against one […]

Are You A Good Steward Of Your Mind?

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The other day I was walking down the hallway of my son’s school after dropping him off for class. As I did this I was peeking into the various classrooms and came across a teacher teaching something about New Testament history. I thought to myself, “Wow, I wish I been taught that back in high […]

Brokenness

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Psalm 34:18 – The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 51:17 – The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. I recently spoke with someone who told me the story of hitting rock bottom. He had previously gotten into […]

Geography…

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 It is amazing how precise even the geography in Scripture is. It is sovereignly arranged and intimately connected. Abraham offers his only son on the alter on a mountain that Abraham will name “The LORD will provide” (Gen. 22:14).  We remember in this story that God provides a ram so Isaac is spared. This is […]

A Demon's Advice on Parenting

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  The following email was written by Foulbreath – a commanding demon in the army of Satan – to a lower-ranking demon named Littlesnake. Unbeknownst to both of them, it was intercepted by the Angelic Army and is now being passed on to us. It has important information that will be of value to the […]