Do you ever feel like a plastic bag? Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again? Do you ever feel so paper thin, like a house of cards one blow from caving in? Do you ever feel already buried deep? Six feet under, scream, but no one seems to hear a thing? I sure have. … Continue reading For Those Who Worry About the Future
I know I like to talk a lot about singleness in the church and joke around about how 1 Corinthians 7 is my life verse. Depending on how well I know you, I may or may not have even jokingly attempted to talk you out of getting married. But despite all that I want to say, … Continue reading An Open Letter to All My Friends Getting Married
(If you'd like to see the other articles in this series, click here.) Hermeneutics, the study of how to interpret the scriptures, is far more of an art than a science. Studying hermeneutics, which is what I have been doing in this series will not necessarily get you the right answers but it will at least get … Continue reading How NOT to Read the Bible Part 3: The Plain Reading
(if you'd like to see the other articles in this series, click here.) Normally when I write, I prefer to use the term “the scriptures” rather than “the Bible.” Both are appropriate, but they emphasize different things. “Bible” comes from the Greek word that means “book.” “The scriptures” just means writings. To be sure, God’s written … Continue reading How NOT to Read the Bible Part 2: Book or Library?
“Wherever two or three are gathered in my name, there also will be theological arguments.” Well, not quite what Jesus said, but true nonetheless. There’s nothing that believers seem to love to do more than fight with each other. It can be about points of doctrine, worship practices, or anything else. If it’s worth talking … Continue reading How Not to Have a Theological Argument