Charles Spurgeon famously said that “the proper study of God’s elect is God… There is something exceedingly improving to the mind in a contemplation of the Divinity. It is a subject so vast, that all our thoughts are lost in its immensity; so deep, that our pride is drowned in its infinity.” Indeed, examining the […]Read More The Euthyphro Dilemma
As a pastor, one of the issues that I encounter frequently is people who are afraid that they’re doing the right things for the wrong reasons. For example, a person may want to read their Bible faithfully and have a healthy prayer life. Unfortunately, the person will frequently be immobilized by the fear that they’re […]Read More A Comforting Thought
The cover of the July 12, 1968, edition of Life magazine showed a picture of a young boy who was starving to death as the result of a humanitarian crisis in Biafra. This magazine reached the hands of a young Steve Jobs, who would later create the Apple empire responsible for iPhones, iPads, and Mac […]Read More Why Does God Allow Natural Evils?
Recently, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) elected JD Greear as its new president. I was not at the convention and thus did not vote either for Greear or his opponent Ken Hemphill; however, I, along with other evangelicals, have noticed a rising tide of resentment from the traditional powerholders in evangelical life leading up to […]Read More The AFA and JD Greear: A Response to Bryan Fischer
In the Old Testament, we are told that as a man “thinks in his heart, so is he.” Flip forward to the New Testament and Paul tells us that Christians are to “take captive every thought” with the goal of making all of our thoughts “obedient to Christ.” Similarly, Paul told the church at Rome […]Read More Defining Ourselves: Personal Autonomy or a God-Given Responsibility
There are no spoilers in this book review. All parenthetical citations are from this edition: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. The Brothers Karamazov. Translated by Constance Garnett. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2005. 718 pages. Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov is a fascinating murder mystery about the exploits of three brothers: Ivan, Dmitri, and Alyosha. The three brothers, though […]Read More Good Reads: “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Old Testament book of Job is a fascinating story that dwells upon the problem of evil and suffering. In the book, Job, who is eminently righteous by all accounts, loses his wealth and family in the course of a few days. Job and his friends then give a series of speeches to one another […]Read More The Things God Can’t Do