Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked. – 1 Chronicles 4:10 When you encounterContinue reading “What’s the Point of Boring Genealogies in the Bible?”
Are you worried about the election? Were you worried about the last one? Does thinking about the future of your country make you uneasy? Does it make you depressed? Argumentative? Sad? Or does it make you happy, at ease, glad, or even vindictive? If so, this message is for you. Two Sides to the ElectionContinue reading “Dealing with Election Results in the Bible”
Why do people yell each other? Why are people violently confronting each other so much? Have you witnessed someone yell at a person over wearing/not wearing a mask? Maybe you’ve seen instances of this on social media, maybe you’ve seen the violence that can ensue over these confrontations. Should we try to stop it? IsContinue reading “Dealing With Unfair Confrontations”
Monuments, statues, memorials, etc. frequently find themselves the center of heated debate. Should they exist to help us remember history? Should they be placed in museums if they‘re images of immoral people or ideas? Should they be destroyed because we disagree with what they represent? Where do Christians belong in this debate? It is impossibleContinue reading “The Statue Problem in Christianity”
’s often that works of literature are heralded as creative and original by how similarly creative and original their story is. For example, a simple glance on Goodreads’ list of most original books contains countless novels that nearly everyone has at least read or heard of. What made them unique? In general, it was their story. Now you might be thinking that this article is about how to make a creative story, however, I’ll be taking a different approach. There’s already thousands of articles and even books on how to create creative stories, so I don’t want to add another to the pile.