When Bible Studies Go Bad

The longer I’m around the more convinced I am that Bible studies are not always a good thing for the Body of Christ. Before you fall out of your chair at that statement, let me clarify. First, I did not say that all the Bible studies are bad. We should study the Bible, and study…

What Happens to Babies Who Die?

What happens to babies who die? This is a question I’ve been asked often over the years. It’s a question I’ve wrestled with out of a desire to minister faithfully to those who’ve lost a child, and when trying to make sense of my own personal grief after my wife miscarried. Let me be clear:…

ALL Christians are theologians

ALL Christians are theologians. If we believe anything about God, we’re theologians. If we teach anything about God, we’re theologians. There’s just no escaping it. Why is it then, that a love for theology is often looked upon as a bad thing by many Christians and churches? There seems to be  a false dichotomy among…

A Theology of Thanksgiving

Tomorrow we will celebrate the distinctly American holiday of Thanksgiving. Many already know the story behind the holiday: In the fall of 1621, after enduring a harsh and deadly winter, the Pilgrims, led by their governor William Bradford, organized a celebratory feast of thanksgiving, and invited some of their Native American allies from the Wampanoag…

You Are Not David and Your Debt is Not Goliath

Many of us know the story well: A taunting giant stands in the way of victory. Though armies cower in fear, a lone shepherd boy armed with nothing but a sling and rocks stands up to the challenge. Proclaiming that God can defeat the giant, the young shepherd then slays the giant with his paltry…