26 Words: Room Without Walls

26 words that say… There is no room for racism. There is no room for bigotry. There is no room for sexism. There is no room for xenophobia. There is no room for nationalism. There is no room for isolationism. There is no room for hatred. There is room for the poor. There is room…

Seeking Understanding

What should we do when we are confused by the Bible? The Bible is the inspired work of God. The Bible is a human book. It is an inspired by the Holy Spirit, but it was written by humans. It is incredible when you think about. The holy and transcendent God condescended to communicate with…

Short Thought Saturday: Step Away From Your Screens!

What exactly happens when we leave our phones behind? The world is at your fingertips on a phone, but it is a mediated experience. Unplugging for just a few minutes grounds you in the environment immediately around you. It is still a connected experience, but on a different, deeper level. Consider the spectacle of a…

Rest for the Weary: Human Need for the Sabbath

The Ten Commandments are a foundational building block of Western culture. Like it or not, they are ingrained into our ethical framework. Some of us may reject the concept of divine commands, but no one can deny the influence of these commandments on our society’s development. By in large, the commandments make sense. Take the…

Opposition and Persecution

I live near the University of Georgia. Depending on traffic, I can be at Sanford Stadium on the campus in 10-15 minutes. This cathedral of SEC football hosts 93,000 rabid fans on six or so Saturdays each fall. College football is a big deal where I live. As such, you hear a lot about the…

In All Things?: Giving Thanks in the Face of Cruel Reality

Give thanks in all things, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. -1st Thessalonians 5:18 In Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem, Evangeline, the eponymous character loses almost everything. Evangeline is deported from her home by a conquering army. In the process, her beloved father dies and she is separated from her fiancé,…