Category Archives: Bible

The tell (city mound) at Samaria

God of Hills and Valleys

The tell (city mound) at SamariaHave you ever noticed that some things are easier to trust God with than others? It’s natural that we each have our own strong and weak points in our faith. What is a point of natural trust for some people is a point of natural doubt for others. As an example, some people more naturally trust God with their relationships than with their finances. Others are the exact opposite. Continue reading

Fear Not

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” Continue reading

Heart in hands

Love: More Than A Feeling?

Love. Everyone wants it, and everyone hates to lose it once they have it. Love is the primary virtue praised by our culture today, mentioned ubiquitously in movies, songs, books, and magazines. Is there anyone who seriously doubts the importance of love? But for all of the attention and “love” that love receives, how many people really understand what love is? Continue reading

4 Terrible Reasons To Avoid Taking Scripture Seriously

I recently came across an article by David Lose that a friend had posted on facebook titled  “4 Good Reasons Not To Read The Bible Literally.” I clicked on the link hoping the title was either an attention-getting ruse or a useful explanation of literary devices and genres that might help the reader gain a deeper understanding of scripture. Perhaps it should have said “4 Terrible Reasons To Avoid Taking Scripture Seriously.”  Continue reading