Revelation helps us remember that everyone dies. The question is, for whom will you die? Reading Revelation is like watching a back and forth -- a war between two armies. In the first half, creatures are unleashed on nonbelievers: "They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And… Continue reading who will you die for?
thoughts on death
I think death is something we don't think about enough. Either we obsess over it, or forget it; I find neither to be right. But one thing that gives me hope is reading about Paul's perspective on death in 1 Corinthians 15 (selected passages): What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.… Continue reading thoughts on death
surprise, surprise: the Israelites are stupid
Studying the anger of God.
God and circumstances
One question in the Bible (and my life) that pops up frequently is, "Do my circumstances define God, or does God define my circumstances?" Whenever something goes wrong--when I feel sad, unproductive, angry, or scared--my first instinct is to blame God. And scream at him. And sometimes, we see this in the Bible. Job's circumstances… Continue reading God and circumstances
At this time of my life, gazing on the red-dirt speckled fields and forests of my city, I find myself longing for gardens. I want to see the loveliest flowers and plants of our area, cultivated in a pleasing way. I want the house my family moves to be free from corrosion, bugs, and ugliness;… Continue reading Gardens