"When he arrived, Eli was sitting on his seat by the road watching, for his heart trembled for the ark of God."1 Samuel 4:13 (ESV) We find Eli watching helplessly as the Philistines wage war against his people, Israel (1 Samuel 4:10-11). There is so much at stake! Lives could be lost! Israel's national welfare … Continue reading His Heart Trembled for the Ark of God
God is eternal. In fact, He is the only being or thing that is truly eternal. Even heaven, hell, angels, demons, and the human soul can only be considered eternal in a futuristic context. All of these things, though they have no end, did have a beginning. Only God is without beginning and without end. … Continue reading Thoughts on God: His Eternality
The 20th century really did a number on biblical depth and understanding in the world. Christians are less biblically grounded now than they have been for hundreds of years. Think about it. Go back before the 1900s and you will see a procession of incredible, Godly, world-changing, men of God. These are the greats, the … Continue reading The Whole Council
"...always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you..." 1 Peter 3:15 ESV The world has come face to face with the fragility of life. Many are scared. Many confused. Microscopic bacteria is bringing entire nations to their knees. The feeling of … Continue reading Covid-19: A Divine Appointment?
More original songs can be heard on my music page. Lyrics: Foolishness, the message to the world The message of the cross What a privilege to be found among Those He calls to lose it all Persecuted all across the world Forsaking even their own lives Hear the voices of their joyful song Echoing into … Continue reading Hallelujah: A Song For the Persecuted Church
There is a lot of practical, applicational value for us in this Psalm. How many are your foes? No matter what your situation in life is, you have many foes and they are constantly rising against you. First, most of us can think of very real and physical foes who wish to do us harm. … Continue reading Salvation Belongs to the Lord (Psalm 3)
I have thought and prayed a lot about writing a book over the last couple of years. I kept feeling that nudge and desire to do it. And I kept feeling as though it needed to be about walking through the darkness as a Christian. Any time I would feel the tug to begin writing, … Continue reading The Dark Night of the Soul
Students, as you return to school this week, here is a quick thought to remember. You are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14-16). You are not just going to school. Every day, every thing, in the Christian life is significant. Nothing is wasted. Every moment has the potential to glorify God, no matter how … Continue reading Shine Your Light
"When the church is ostracized and suffering, we’re following in the footsteps of Jesus. We’re joining our King in exile." - Elliot Clark I've been a part of those church visitation programs before. You know what I mean. THOSE visitation programs. On a given weeknight the church (the few that the pastor successfully convinced to … Continue reading The “Great Falling Out”
I have a confession. It may not be surprising to some. I LOVE books! Not just any books, though. I love soul stirring, faith shaping, theology forming, God glorifying books. Lately, I have found myself wishing I could transfer that love of Christian reading to others somehow. I see how beneficial to the soul it … Continue reading Why Read Christian Books?