Category: The Christian Life


  • Come Out of the Wicked City

    Revelation is a tale of two cities. I just finished teaching a three-week summer session of New Testament Survey, which culminated in reading...

  • Christians & Gun Control: What If…

    We have the right to own guns. It’s right there in the constitution. As citizens of the United States of America, we have the right to bear...

  • You Can’t Read the Bible Alone

    The western church, as you know, wades around in a thick sludge of individualism. We admit it. We bemoan it. But sometimes we don’t realize...

  • Divine Estrogen

    The book of Exodus is filled with outcasts who become conduits of God’s grace and power, when God thunders from heaven to deliver his people...

  • Of the World but Not in It

    As Christians, we are to be “in the world but not of it.” But what does that mean exactly? It can actually be a pretty confusing concept...

  • Theology Ought to Produce Humility, But…

    It doesn’t. Not always. Not often, even. It seems that the more we know, the more condescending we become. We study the Bible to gain theological...

  • We Are the Called

    In the last post, I argued that the ever popular Christianese phrase “feeling called to…” is not a biblical concept. When used theologically,...

  • Feeling Called?

    The Christian faith is cluttered with buzzwords—terms and phrases that spiritually authenticate the stuff we do. We invite Jesus into our heart,...

  • The Streakers of the Bible

    You read that right. There are streakers in the Bible. I can think of four different accounts of people streaking (i.e., running naked) in the...

  • I’m Right, You’re Wrong

    Josh Grauman spent the last two blogs critiquing my previous three blogs on the future temple, and I must say that Josh is clearly wrong. He...

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