Christianity and the Problem of Evil

Today’s Readings: Numbers 34-36; Psalm 59; 2 Corinthians 1-2 One of the most common objections that I hear to Christianity is that if God is truly sovereign (that is, in control of every detail of the universe), then how can He let evil come into the world? How could God, if He is good allow […]

It’s Not A Money Issue

Today’s reading: Numbers 32-33; Psalm 58; 1 Corinthians 16 Money and personal finances are a touchy subject. I remember when my wife, Kassy, and I were dating and we talked about money a lot. The reality is that we grew up in two different contexts (not radically different) where I managed money differently than she […]

Zombies? No, Resurrection.

Today’s Reading: Numbers 30-31; Psalm 57; 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 So yesterday and today, we have been working through 1 Corinthians 15. Paul lays out a pretty logical argument: Jesus is raised from the dead If you claim there is no resurrection, then Jesus wasn’t raised and you are dead in your sins still but you […]

What is in Trust?

Today’s Reading: Numbers 28-29; Psalm 56; 1 Corinthians 15:1-34 Trust can quickly become one of those biblish words. That is a word that the bible uses so often that it can quickly and subtly become meaningless to the reader. As Christians, we hear the question, “Do you trust in God?” often, hopefully. We frame the […]

All About the Numbers!

Today’s Reading: Numbers 26-27; Psalm 55; 1 Corinthians 14 Have you ever been reading through your bible and suddenly hit one of those large passages with all the numbers? Frequently, it seems like, in the early Old Testament, you see the people of God counting Israel. Each Tribe by their clans are counted and totaled […]

The Spirit and Gifts

Today’s Reading: Numbers 22-25; Psalm 53-54; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13:13 Let’s be honest, how many of us have seriously contemplated the craziness that are the spiritual gifts? The God of the universe actually gives supernatural giftings to His people. In scripture we see people healing others, performing miracles, speaking in tongues or other languages, etc. We […]

The Discipline of Confession: Part Two

Sorry for the delay on this post! Last Saturday, I talked a little bit about the discipline of confession and how we actively have to come before God and one another regularly in confessing where it is we have fallen short. The blessed reality of confession is that for the Christian it is accompanied by […]

The Discipline of Confession

Today’s Readings: Numbers 16-17; Psalm 51:1-7; 1 Corinthians 10:1-22 I don’t think anyone likes to confess. The next two posts I think will be about confession and why it is we must continue to practice confession. In a lot of ways, confession is a discipline. It’s not just something you do when you have done […]

“But that’s my right!”

Today’s Readings: Numbers 14:13-15:41; Psalm 50:10-23; 1 Corinthians 9 As Americans, we have certain unalienable rights that were written into our nation’s founding documents. They are rights that others may not infringe upon and may not limit us in exercising. In the movie The Pursuit of Happiness, featuring Will Smith, Chris Gardner is a dad who […]