Everyday Sabbath

Aw. The weekend. What an incredible invention! You can genuinely thank God for that idea. Taking a day off from work and intentionally resting has not always been the normal expectation for the working class. Go way back to the ancient times and you have this one little group of people, the Israelites, taking one … Continue reading Everyday Sabbath

Time to Get Wright! (5 Books to Read When Reading the Bible Gets Difficult)

I was recently asked by a friend for books to help him engage the Bible on a deeper level. He was reading his Bible but feeling like a spark was missing. Daily devotions just were not doing it. For many followers of Jesus, there comes a point when reading the Bible feels dry and repetitive. … Continue reading Time to Get Wright! (5 Books to Read When Reading the Bible Gets Difficult)

What Does It Mean To Be Human?

“We are not to look to what men in themselves deserve but to attend to the image of God which exists in all and to which we owe all honor and love.” - John Calvin, "Institutes of the Christian Religion" Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Be Human?

Genesis Through Fresh And Ancient Eyes

There is no shortage of debate and controversy when it comes to the book of Genesis. It seems we all carry baggage and preconceived ideas before we even open the book. So what if we left that baggage behind? What if we sifted through the noise surrounding Genesis? What if we read it with fresh … Continue reading Genesis Through Fresh And Ancient Eyes

Is God A Violent Warrior?: A Look At “The Crucifixion of the Warrior God”

“Oh you mean when God was super angry and violent?” That was how one of my coworkers had described God’s behavior in the Old Testament. During my sophomore year at Biola, I worked part-time at Disneyland with people from all sorts of backgrounds. One night, while riding the shuttle back to the employee lot, I … Continue reading Is God A Violent Warrior?: A Look At “The Crucifixion of the Warrior God”