There have been many moments recently where I felt stuck. Overwhelmed. Hopeless. And every time, I kept coming back to one particularly dramatic and powerful scene from the Old Testament.
Oversimplifying the Bible is nothing new. However, I’ve noticed, it makes the hard task of living life just a little bit…worse.
Action! Adventure! Explosions! Intergalactic laser fights! The fate of humanity resting on the courage on one man!
Girls, it is hard to remember what it was like when I was your age. That’s a sentence I never thought I would write...
When it all feels like it's falling apart, these are the words that spill out to my Savior.
I have no problem with the narrative of redemption - of a huge master plan for God’s purposes in the world, but I have struggled with the idea that God has a plan specifically for me.
Sseeking justice is the process of working to restore the world back to “the way things should be.” In order for us to have a clear picture of justice and injustice, we need to have a clear picture of “the way things should be.”
The Christian life fits somewhere between Rambo and P.S. I Love You.But where does it fit?
Claiming victory at the site where tragedy had nearly struck just moments before, Herod vowed to return to the spot with two small mountains which he would later name Herodium.
But what if perhaps the individual with whom you find yourself in a relationship may simply “like” you, but not truly “love” you?
I can sit here as a single 24-year-old and still tell you how important relationships are. Can you believe it?
Do you ever feel like you’re supposed to understand the Bible without any help? Like, it would be cheating on the Holy Spirit if you bought a concordance or read a commentary?
Perhaps the question we as Christians wrestle with most is “Does what I do matter if I’ve already been set free in Christ?”
What does freedom in Christ mean? If I am free, then why is it not okay to do whatever I feel like doing? If freedom doesn’t mean that I can do whatever I want, then what is it for?
Masada, the great desert fortress built by Herod to the west of the Dead Sea, serves as a naturally fortified mount with steep cliffs and a breath-taking view of the surrounding desert and Dead Sea
I want to help explain why two people can talk, post, comment, debate, discuss, and each leave thinking the other is incredibly ignorant. And I will do it by completely ripping-off a CS Lewis analogy.
Joy is not natural for me. And I've concluded that that is totally okay. I don't bounce around or have a smile constantly glued to my face, but that wasn't an easy conclusion to come to.
Have you ever been in a place of disparity—like Daniel in the Lion’s Den—patiently waiting for redemption and feeling powerless over your current circumstances?
If there are a thousand voices shouting in our minds about the core of who we are and precisely how we should think, we just might miss the voice of God.
Reading about the Israelites taught me something powerful about my lack of trust in God's provision...