Can the Church Save the World?

Now, that is a big question and I admit it might be a little bit of click-bait. But I believe, in the end, it is not an exaggerated question. Theologically the Christian knows the world is fundamentally at odds with God and that God called his people to be ambassadors for the good news, so... Continue Reading →

God Is Always At Work. Exodus 1:7

When the book of Exodus opens, we are told that the children of Israel “were fruitful and increased greatly” (Exodus 1:7). This is on the heels of the text telling us there were only about 70 family members who came to Egypt to live under Joseph’s care. Even after Israel was enslaved, it happened that,... Continue Reading →

The Remnant: A Biblical Tale

Possibly the earliest and most significant story about the remnant is Noah and the Ark (Genesis 6-9). The image of God commissioning an Ark to save a small group of faithful, though imperfect, people, has become a symbol of the church and salvation. Christians have said for a long time that the church is the... Continue Reading →

The Remnant

I believe we are in a Remnant moment in the church. When I say that to people, I get one of two responses. First, many not only nod their heads, but enthusiastically agree. They have either had the same thought, or the phrase resonates with what they have been thinking and feeling. The other reaction... Continue Reading →

God Cannot Lie. Titus 1:2

Learning about the character of God can create a profound sense of awe and thanksgiving. It pulls us away from the temptation of thinking that God is just a big, powerful, really good person in the sky. God is the Creator of all things, utterly holy and righteous, and perfect in all he is and... Continue Reading →

Even My Thoughts. Psalm 19:14

“I may think all kinds of nasty things, but you will never see me act any of that out.” We think this way from time to time. We suppose that if we allow ourselves to indulge our thoughts, it will act like a relief valve, and we will not act them out. The truth, however,... Continue Reading →

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