What We Need Most (Nahum)

This very day, an uber-popular Christian author and speaker tweeted that regular people don’t need to really study scripture. What they need is more self-help. Because most people don’t make their living writing Christian books and studies she said, they, “don’t have the luxury of devoting outsized energy toward hermeneutics when their marriages are falling […]

Social Justice and Real Life (Amos 5)

Our small group at church had a guest speaker who teaches at a local public university. He told us something interesting. He said, “The students whom I work with have a real heart for social justice. They will march and protest about any number of social problems, but they won’t be nice to their roommate.” […]

Grateful for Warnings (Hosea)

Do you remember the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986? It was the largest industrial accident in history with nuclear fallout felt all over the world. Interestingly enough, that tragedy was completely avoidable. You see, it was caused by two bored electrical engineers “playing around” in the control room late at night. For fun, they were […]

Mind. Blown. (Daniel 10)

Fair warning: You might want to sit down for this. There are a handful of verses in the book of Daniel that will blow your mind and then change your world. In Daniel 10:4-14, there is a situation where Daniel has been fasting and praying for weeks about a specific thing and getting no answer […]

Praying Big (Daniel 6)

A few weeks ago, our pastor said something that I can’t get out of my mind. “What a tragedy it would be,” he said, “if, at the end of my life, I had all of my children and grandchildren gathered around me and had no great acts of God to tell them about.” Can you […]

It Can Be Done! (Daniel 1)

Perhaps like you, I am raising children on this polarizing, dangerous and sometimes terrifying planet. I have had people tell me that they would never bring children into this world. I’ve had other people advise me not to bring any more children into this world. (Ironically, I was not soliciting their advice.) Raising godly children […]

Unenviable Ministry (Ezekiel)

There are a couple of people in scripture who had absolutely unenviable ministries. For real. How many of us would sign-up to deliver God’s message to people that God flat-out told us would never listen? Enter the prophet Jeremiah. (Jer. 7:27) The people were so grateful that Jewish tradition says they stoned him to death. […]