For the Kingdom of God to take hold in the world, Jesus had to do more than heal the sick, give sight to the blind, and raise the dead: he had to suffer and he had to die. Likewise, the Rebel Alliance, even after defeating the Empire’s Death Star at the Battle of Yavin IV,… Continue reading The Rebellion and the Kingdom: From Death to Life
There’s been a video circulating the Web lately featuring a bunch of young Italian boys and their reactions to being told to slap a random girl that they just met. For different reasons, all of the boys emphatically refuse to hit her. Most people see this as a good thing, and it is, but there… Continue reading Gender, Violence, and Viral Videos
\ Too many people have told me that they don’t read Revelation because it is too tough, so I thought my first blog should be a compilation of my thoughts on Revelation trying to show the major themes of the book. The book is not as confusing as it seems: it is called the Revelation… Continue reading The Lamb has Conquered pt. 1: The Cosmic Battle
Let’s talk about rap and the Christian. And, actually, this post isn’t actually about the Christian hip-hop scene, but more about artists like Eminem, Nas, Tupac, the Notorious BIG, etc. What do these artists have to tell us about he world around us and how do we apply the Gospel to those lessons? (Warning: censored… Continue reading Rapping and the Gospel?
. All creation groans and waits for the unveiling of the sons of God…but why? Is the answer found in Genesis 3, or deeper within the Hebrew Bible?
The book of Jonah tells an epic story of a grand deliverance of Ninevah from soon destruction because of widespread (almost comically large) repentance all brought about by a seemingly unwilling prophet. The book of Jonah typically falls into two categories of interpretation: either God’s overwhelming grace in his pursuit of Jonah or the narrator’s… Continue reading Against a Xenophobic Jonah
For all of the talk of forensic legality that has pervaded discussions about the nature of the Gospel, the evangelical world seems silent in regards to the forensics of the book of Job. Any questioning talk of Job is quickly silenced – because, as we have all heard, who are we, but men, to talk… Continue reading Theodicy of Job