The idea of electing your leader through the ballot box is a relatively new phenomenon. For centuries Kings have been chosen or gained power through various means. Many successions have been peaceful, but some have been through a coup of some sort. The way I figure it, there are 5 general ways to become a … More All Hail King Jesus!
There’s no doubt I know more about Hell than Heaven. Heaven seems to be mentioned more, but Hell has more variety of descriptors. I’ll analyze this more in a minute, but I guess I want to just start off by rattling off some biblical phrases that come to mind when I think of Heaven and … More Why do I know more about Hell than Heaven?
This seems like an easy question, right? Well, you’re wrong. You’re both wrong in your answer (because you said “Unite”) and you’re wrong in that it’s not an easy question. The Premise Jesus says in Luke 12:51-52, “Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for … More Did Jesus Come to Unite or Divide?
I follow Politics pretty closely. Election time is kind of fun for me. It’s the closest thing to Reality TV that I can stand. I try to get a mix of conservative and liberal voices, and I like to hear directly from the candidates as much as possible. When such candidates speak to predominantly Christian … More A History of Government in the Bible (It’s More Interesting Than It Sounds)
Remember those SAT questions that ask, “Dog is to Puppy, as Cat is to ____________?” Well I have one for you. “Old Testament is to Circumcision, as New Testament is to ______________?” Know the answer? It’s found in Colossians 2:11-12. Go read it. I’ll wait here. Go on. Wow, you’re not going to do it … More This Post is Rated PG-13 for Biblical Sexuality and Gore
So, Christmas is over. We know about the Shepherds at the manger and we know about the Wisemen’s 3 gifts, but what we all want to know now is what kid Jesus was up to? So when Herod went Pharaoh psycho and started killing babies under 2 years old, Jesus and His fam fled to … More So What Did Jesus Do for the Next 30 Years?
You’ve probably been celebrating Christmas since you were a baby and you probably think there’s nothing you don’t know about the Christmas story. There actually isn’t a whole lot written about Jesus’ birth so some of this is speculation, but I wouldn’t share it with you if I wasn’t at least 51% sure. … More The Most In-depth Blog on Christmas You Never Thought You’d Want to Read
Let’s be honest, the virgin-birth is ridiculous sounding. It’s not believable. However, when you look at the bible in its totality, from start to finish, it fits so perfectly in the narrative as a whole. There are some especially cool parallels between creation and the incarnation. God loves to revisit themes and Scripture brings them … More Christmas and Creation
I think you might be surprised by Jesus’ number one draft pick. Jesus would pick John the Baptist. Why do I think that? He said so in Luke 7:48. “I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John” (Luke 7:48). John the Baptist is like Scottie Pippen. Everyone … More My Fantasy Team – Old Testament Prophets Edition
You were lied to. “Jesus Wept” in John 11:35 is not the shortest verse in the Bible. It’s just the shortest verse in English. The shortest verse in the original Greek is 1 Thessalonians 5:16 – “Rejoice Always.” That might be a rather simple verse, but man is that tough to live out. The News … More The Shortest Verse in the Bible Can Solve All Your Problems