When God Said No to Jesus

“My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.” These words in Matthew 26:39 came from the lips of Jesus as he groaned in agony to his Father over what he was about to endure in the crucifixion. And ponder the words he uttered right before this. “My soul is very sorrowful,... Continue Reading →

Book Launch Day

It is an exciting day, friends! My second book, Taking No for an Answer: How to Respond When God Says No to Our Prayers is officially available for purchase on Amazon! This book was about a year and a half in the making. I’m so thankful for those who contributed, helped, edited, and sacrificed for... Continue Reading →

Is Hell Separation from God?

Theories and hot takes abound regarding the nature of Hell, but one thing always remains the same: people claim that Hell is separation from God. Forgive me, but I have to ask the question: Is that what the Bible teaches? You see, Scripture is clear that Hell is not necessarily separation from God. Our pictures... Continue Reading →

A Heavenly Hope

“because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,” (Colossians‬ ‭1‬:‭5‬) People hope. We hope for the best, hope that something turns out our way, hope for everything to run smoothly. It’s in our very nature to hope. But this... Continue Reading →

Jesus Holds Us Fast

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews‬ ‭10‬:‭23‬ ‭ESV‬‬) Recently I was in my car and the Norton Hall version of “He Will Hold Me Fast” came through my speakers. Of course, I began listening to it, for it has to be a rare... Continue Reading →

Year in Review

Friends, it has been another great year for my blog, Theology & Life! God has been gracious to bring more visitors to my site. Hopefully those people have been impacted for the better by my writing. Last year my blog had a total viewership of a little over 36,000! That was the most I’ve ever... Continue Reading →

A Letter to My Old Self

Dear Old Self, It’s been quite some time since we’ve really talked. I left you nine years ago for something—someone—far greater. Though life isn’t necessarily easier, it is now far more fulfilling, more joyous, and more purposeful. There are triumphs even through the fiercest trials. And, boy, do you enjoy those trials. Sometimes you come... Continue Reading →

Keep the Door of my Lips

“Help me … to be saved from unregenerate temper, hard thoughts, slanderous words, meanness, unkind manners, to master my tongue and keep the door of my lips.” (The Valley of Vision) The Bible has a lot to say about our tongues, the way in which we speak. Take a gander at Proverbs or even James... Continue Reading →

Is Anxiety a Sin?

There has been quite the kerfuffle in the last week on Twitter — as if there isn’t one always. This debate was over anxiety: is it a sin or not? I don’t usually partake in debates online because, far more often than not, they prove unfruitful. With that said, in this particular circumstance I decided... Continue Reading →

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