Category: Theology Plainly Spoken

lion-king

A Clash of Kings

The young Aristobulus had the misfortune of being popular. Because of this, Herod the Great invited him to his magnificent palace in Jericho, where Aristobulus ate and drank, splashed...

2tower

A Christ-like Response to September 11th

“God had nothing to do with September 11th.” Those words were reportedly spoken by a pastor who was responding to a question about God’s involvement in the...

diversity

Celebrate Diversity . . . Like Jesus and the Writers of the New Testament Did

I typed the words “celebrate diversity” in the Google search box and got 439,000 results. Without the quotation...

buddha

Buddhism: A Way that Seems Right

As the first watch of the night approached, a cross-legged figure, softly touching the ground so that Earth could bear witness, began to meditate. Above him, a...

socksfromgod

A Pair of Warm Socks: God’s Provision for John Stam

Is there anything too small for the Lord? We often surmise (rightly so) that there is nothing too big for him, but fail...

The Unrepenting Repenter

The believer in Christ is a lifelong repenter.  He begins with repentance and continues in repentance. (Rom. 8:12-13) David sinned giant sins but fell without a stone at the mere...

The Importance of Fearing the God You Love

Aside from atheists and people in false religions, most people would argue that God should be loved. Jesus went so far as to say that...

dragon

The Binding of Satan as Seen in the Birth (and Survival) of Jesus

Jesus once said, “No one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first binds the...

hurricane

Do Hurricanes Just Happen?

Though some postulate that hurricanes are spawned merely by natural causes, this answer is one “cause” too short. The Bible teaches they are first decreed by God. The Psalmist...

agoat

If It Walks Like a Goat . . .

A recent news report told about two robbery suspects who were being pursued by the police in a third-world country. When the officers rounded...