To the best of my knowledge every New Testament list of sins mentions sexual sins in some way. The three most common words are porneia, akatharsia, and moicheia. They’re usually translated as fornication, sexual impurity, and adultery. God created sexuality. It’s an important part of His creation. He created us in two sexes. He started … More Why Are Sexual Sins Brought Up So Much in the Bible?
We all know the verse that says, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” There are quite a few verses that reference the fear of God and even a couple in the New Testament. Often times I hear people just erase the word or change the word “fear” to “reverence.” Obviously we … More Fear of God Is Just the Beginning of Knowledge
I hate war. There’s so much politics. There’s so much suffering. There’s so much death. I never want people to have to experience the horrors of war. As a Christian, I individually want to “turn the other cheek” and “love my enemy.” However, these are instructions for individual Christians, and not written to governing officials. … More 5 Reasons We Should Go to War
So I’m still in Israel as I write this and shawarma and falafel are still working their way through my digestive tracks, but I feel like I have enough ammunition to convince you to go. Speaking of ammunition, I heard so many warn me about coming to such a dangerous and politically explosive place. I … More 4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit Israel
Light has an interesting story arch in Scripture. In the first few verses in Genesis our World starts out in darkness until God says, “Let there be Light.” Now there’s no Sun or Moon to produce that light. God must be emanating that light from Himself. The final verses in Revelation 21 says exactly that. … More God is Light
I look back fondly on high school and college. Playing sports is definitely something I miss. Fantasy Football doesn’t nearly cover all my competitive instincts. Scheduled lunchtime with friends every day is pretty great too. Also, I literally took a less paying job in order to get summers off again. I don’t know how regular … More Advice for the Class of 2017
So I spoke on the Tribulation this past Sunday. (Gutsy move, I know.) It’s so easy to get trapped in the weeds when speaking on such a topic and lose sight of things like “application.” But I wanted to make sure I helped clarify things for people and if I fell short at least give … More Rando Q&A on the Tribulation
There’s implications on this question. Those who hold to the Rapture often point to certain parables to promote their beliefs. Likewise those who don’t believe in a Rapture of the church vehemently disagree with their interpretation. Well I don’t particularly want to enter the theological battlefield of the “Rapture,” I don’t mind trying to be … More In Parables Is It Better to be Taken or Left?
The Resurrection is the great separator, the great divider. The Resurrection either happened or it didn’t. Jesus either died and rose from the dead, or the Bible is lying, and we are believing in a lie. 1 Cor 15 rightfully claims “and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still … More If the Resurrection of Jesus Christ Didn’t Happen, What Did Happen?
Barabbas has captivated our imaginations for years. The epic Ben Hur (The Chuck Heston one, not the recent one no one saw) is built on the idea we have no idea who this guy was and thus could be anyone. Now, that movie tries to make him out to be a hero of some sort, … More 5 Things You Might Not Know about Barabbas