It started as a normal, everyday, random, obscure conversation with my housemate. She asked if we could study Scripture together. “Of course! Which passage do you want to study? A short book? Half a book? A chunk of chapters? Even just one chapter would be fine.” . . . I’m not sure why I said … More My Chapter 3 Experiment
The more I give away, the more I have, and that which I have is worthless. Weird, but true. Well, sort of. It works like this. Say I want to use my money wisely and in a way that honors God. So I use it for good things and give a lot of it away. … More How Wisdom Builds Wealth and Dissolves It
Welcome to our 3rd Annual Memory Challenge! The Challenge is to memorize a chapter of God’s Word in the month of January – approximately 31 verses in 31 days. I am particularly excited about this year’s Challenge passage, because it’s from the Old Testament – a fascinating chapter about this one particular tree which offers … More 2017 Memory Challenge
In the absence of a regular jolt to help you see what you’re seeing, you read . . . Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 1 Peter 2:16-17 . . . and, … More Two Simple Words
The headlines of the past weeks and months leave me greatly unsettled. Thanks to a world which expresses itself outright and leaves nothing hidden, it is not hard to tell where the government stands on any given issue and where every individual, Christian and non-Christian alike, stands in response. Up to this point, I have … More a response to government
Should I seek glory and honor for myself? “Of course not,” you might say. “That would be prideful and selfish. You shouldn’t seek to exalt yourself. The only person who deserves glory and honor is God.” Yes and no. Paul condemns a “self-seeking” nature in Romans 2:8. . . . but for those who are … More the art of self-seeking
Something changed. In your past, you were religious. You did what was right, and you looked good. And no one knew the difference. And then, unbeknownst to you, apathy began its slow and silent work. Though you would hardly admit it, you started to care less. The lives of irreligious people began to appeal. Somehow, these people … More where is justice?