The Two-Edged Sword

The Bible is unlike any other book. It contains every form of literary style: poetry, history, wisdom, philosophy, prophecy, letter, persuasive, narrative. It’s expansive, covering many topics. It’s been printed more widely than any other book. It’s an amazing book. Yet, it’s so much more. The Bible says a lot about itself. Hebrews 4:12-13 says,Continue reading “The Two-Edged Sword”

Three Lies We All Face

Monday night 84 million people tuned in to watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debate their policies. There was up to the minute analysis on virtually every form of social media including fact checking to determine if candidate’s statements were true or false. According to Politifact, the two candidates have an overall combined truth ratingContinue reading “Three Lies We All Face”

Our Time is Not Our Own

One of my favorite scenes in the movie Braveheart is when a warrior from Ireland comes to join the Scots to fight. He refers to his homeland as “my island” to which one of the Scottish soldiers replies, “you mean Ireland?” He responds, “aye, it’s mine.” This character provides some comic relief even in someContinue reading “Our Time is Not Our Own”

When Sharing Your Faith, Do As the Romans Do

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death,Continue reading “When Sharing Your Faith, Do As the Romans Do”

The Gospel According to Harry Potter

I’m currently reading the last of the Harry Potter books, The Deathly Hallows. As I’ve poured over the pages of J.K. Rowlings’ page-turning masterpiece I have often come to moments in the story that struck me as profoundly Christian. There is Harry Potter, the hero of the story. What instantly draws you in to loveContinue reading “The Gospel According to Harry Potter”