A good deal of time has passed since I last wrote here. Sure, life has been wild. My wife and I welcomed our third bundle of joy into the world last fall. Since then, sleep has been sparse, and chaos has been common place. That certainly has a role to play as our family dynamics […]Read more "Recent Reflections"
The author of 2 Samuel says that Yahweh caused David to sin by taking a census of his military personnel (2 Sam 24:1) while the author of 1 Chronicles attributes this temptation to Satan (1 Chr 21:1). It is clear that the author of 2 Samuel had no problem accepting that Yahweh was capable of… via […]Read more "Re-post: “Satan or God: Who Tempted David to Sin? – Greg Boyd”"
Genesis 3 is where we learn about the fall of man and the catastrophic results coming from man’s decision to prefer self over the True Sovereign. It is my opinion we see the truth of Genesis 3 everyday we look into the TV, or into the mirror. The essence of the fall is simply this: […]Read more "The Same Old Story"
William Lane Craig explains why even atheist historians like Gerd Ludemann accept that the earliest followers of Jesus had experiences in which Jesus appeared to them as resurrected Lord. Excerpt: Fact #3: On multiple occasions and under various circumstances, different individuals and groups of people experienced appearances of Jesus alive from the dead. This is […]Read more "Why does atheist historian Gerd Ludemann accept the post-mortem experiences of the risen Jesus? — WINTERY KNIGHT"
Not too long ago, I asked my senior students to describe the relationship between belief and behavior. As I was reflecting on their written answers, a question kept popping up that I later asked them. Here’s the question: does behavior follow from belief, or does behavior display belief? Splitting hairs? I don’t think so. I […]Read more "Belief and Behavior: What’s the Relationship?"
“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce Being a teacher is a remarkable experience. Hard? Absolutely? Enriching? Absolutely. Often, I find that my students teach me […]Read more "Two Options in the End"
“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” Hebrews 12:1 Christianity is simple. I’d say Christianity is mysteriously simple, and quite beautiful. But, it isn’t easy. This passage was front and center today. The writing of Hebrews seems to be saying in another way what Christ said during his […]Read more "Everything that Hinders"