Those who live in the southeastern United States are no stranger to hurricanes. In New Orleans, they throw hurricane parties in the streets of the French Quarter to celebrate the arrival of another storm. Most people adopt a soberer view of the storms, however. With the arrival of a hurricane, bread disappears from local grocery […]Read More A Theology of Hurricanes
What ministers believe affects our ministries more than we often realize. So important is our theology that the New Testament repeatedly insists that bad theology points to a false teacher. If we teach the wrong ideas, then it doesn’t really matter how many bodies we put in the pews, people we baptize, or budgets we […]Read More A Theology of God for Ministers
In the opening of his letter to the Roman church, the apostle Paul writes, “since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made.” In other words, God created the world and left his fingerprints all over it. We need only […]Read More Beach Theology
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?
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