Some (More) Unsolicited Advice This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. A day dedicated to two quintessentially American things: football and overeating. Oh, and being thankful. More on that in a moment. Thanksgiving is also the time wherein the nuts from every limb of the family tree can come together for calm, rational, even enlightened conversation on non-controversial topics like politics, religion, and the NFL. […]

What Is The Gospel?

“Gospel” is simply a word that means “good news” but many people use it as shorthand for the central message of Christianity. Usually then, “gospel” refers to the good news about Christ and his Kingdom. So what’s the good news about Christ and his Kingdom? To understand that good news, we have to understand its […]

Once Saved, Always Saved?

A common phrase in Christian circles is “once saved, always saved.” Many hold it, many reject it, but a lot of people have questions about it. Here are a few brief thoughts I recently shared with someone who asked me about it: The Bible speaks clearly to the nature of salvation: 1) It’s a work […]

Obadiah: The Danger Of Indifference

Indifference. It seems to be a perennial problem. Obadiah dealt with it. Obadiah was a prophet. His book is the shortest in the Old Testament. If you can quote a verse from it without looking it up, you’ll have earned my undying respect. We just don’t seem to pay much attention to Obadiah. I think […]

If God Is Good, Why Do Bad Things Happen?

If God is good, why do bad things happen? The question is not new. People have asked it for centuries. It shows up in historical, philosophical, and religious texts. One of the places it appears is in Psalm 10. Most think that David is the author of Psalm 10. Assuming that, what David is doing […]