Audio resources.

April 9, 2016. For those of you who know me personally, you probably know that I listen to a lot of audio podcast of sermons and biblical teachings throughout the week. This week, I wrote an email for a friend describing some of the ones I listen to and providing the link to find what…

Amnon and Tamar: 6 lessons from an instance of rape.

November 20, 2014. I was talking with a good friend today about stories in the Old Testament that are less popular but could have some applications to our lives and I thought about the story of Amnon and Tamar, half-brother/sister by their father, King David. When asked about what this has to do with our…

Is it fair?

July 11, 2014. Today I want to talk a little bit about fairness. We all have an almost innate sense of fair. Actually, I would call it innate, or what C.S. Lewis would call moral law. If we take an honestly look at a situation, we understand what treating someone with fairness means, at least…

New perspectives on scripture.

June 23, 2014. I was talking with a friend last night and we got on the topic of seeing bible stories in a different context in the accepted “this is the way it happened” attitude. I think this way of thinking is both good and bad, depending on the situation. There is definitely something to…

Timothy’s charge.

May 27, 2014. “As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. The aim of our…

The Jonah you never knew.

May 22, 2014. Today was our last day at the English Language Academy, but hopefully we sowed enough seed to have some of our readers come to the party we are having tomorrow or the campaign we are having in the first week of June. If you don’t normally read my blog, I am currently…

Practical Christianity.

May 10, 2014. Today I want to talk about practical ways to live the Christian walk. Over the past few months we have discussed more theology than practicality, and sometimes I believe we can get too caught up into the words of Christ and forget about the application. There have been many times in my…

Parable of the Talents

January 29, 2014. I was supposed to give a lesson tonight at church, however, due to the icy roads here, we have decided it too dangerous to hold service. In light of this fact, I have decided to give a brief synopsis of what I was going to say (and what I will talk about…

A lesson from the past.

January 13, 2014. I’m reading through II Chronicles right now and I keep coming across phrases that simply make me mad/disappointed. Chronicles, as I realized this time through, is a Old Testament book of history that mainly deals with the kings of Judah up until Babylonian captivity. Now, compared to the kings of Israel, the…

Good intentions versus the will of God.

January 10, 2014. Is it possible to have a good thought that goes against the will of God? Think about that question for a few minutes. Are good thoughts and/or good intentions every contrary to the will of God? This probably seems like a weird question, or maybe a question with an obvious answer, but…