What does the Bible say about the death penalty?

The other day I thought to myself, “I haven’t published a blog in awhile that was controversial.” And then I decided to write on capital punishment. No, I’m kidding. But the thought did occur in my mind that writing on this would be interesting. Though this is a controverisal topic, my intention is not forContinue reading “What does the Bible say about the death penalty?”

Who — or What — is Discipling You?

The other day I started to think about how easily Christians are influenced. We don’t just live in the culture but we are, by every indication, being discipled by it. I wouldn’t imagine this is intentional, as I can’t fathom a Christian wanting to follow the waves of the culture rather than the firm foundationContinue reading “Who — or What — is Discipling You?”

Guarding our Mouths

“Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.” (Proverbs‬ ‭13:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬) Sarcasm is my second language. Whether I am at work, in church, or simply at home with my family, many times I respond with sarcasm. And sometimes it’s not the most appropriate way to respond. WithContinue reading “Guarding our Mouths”

God is Not a Cosmic Kill-Joy

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psalm‬ ‭16:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬) Flying in the face of many critics who call Christianity a straightjacket, Psalm 16:11 sets the record straight. Not only will you have joy–you’ll have fullness of joy!Continue reading “God is Not a Cosmic Kill-Joy”

Nothing Can Break this Divine Chain

It’s one of my favorite verses in all of Scripture, which happens to be in my favorite book of the Bible. Every word holds incredible meaning; if you lose one word, the verse falls apart. The verse I’m speaking of is Romans 8:30. It marvelously speaks of God’s sovereign action; it repeatedly reassures the wearyContinue reading “Nothing Can Break this Divine Chain”