A Travesty of EviL: Pride

Note: This piece was written by Emmanuel and myself as the first part in a series on evil. What follows is a combination of our thoughts to provide you on the concept of Biblical evil, as it connects to present day. This will be the first of a three part series I will be working […]

God’s Higher Standard

In Matthew 5. Jesus calls us to be better than the world. He says, “For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore, whoever releases one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to […]

When We Do More Harm

Trigger warning: This is directed to people who fall under the “Christian” label. “Do you know Jesus in your life?” “Have you accepted Jesus into your heart?” “Who is Jesus to you?” At some point in our lives, we are asked a variation of those questions. Often, they are meant to initiate conversations between nonbelievers […]

On Ruth: Our blessings

So she fell on her face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” Ruth 2:11 Haven’t we all asked this question- in some manner- at various points in our lives? Haven’t we regarded […]

On Ruth: Suffering

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will […]

The Word and Glory

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and the darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the […]

Choosing the Extraordinary: Intentional Faith

Philosopher Soren Kierkegaard once said, “The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” Across hundreds- perhaps thousands- of years, human beings have struggled to accept God’s purpose in their lives. Comfortable faith has become the new norm. Jeremiah 10:21 states, “For the shepherds have become stupid and have not sought the […]