If I Perish, I Perish

“Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I … Continue reading If I Perish, I Perish

A Proper Policing Initiative

With all the protests, slogans, and riots concerning police brutality after the death of George Floyd, have you seen any actual plan to reform our policing? We see calls to defund and/or dismantle departments, but no significant reform plan has been put out. I actually wrote this for one of my criminal justice courses in … Continue reading A Proper Policing Initiative

The Pandemic Panic

Dan 4:35 - “And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?” During this Coronavirus pandemic, the world has gone completely … Continue reading The Pandemic Panic

Giving God the Glory

“And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.” Genesis‬ ‭41:16‬ ‭ Oftentimes when I am given a compliment, I struggle with taking it well. It usually catches me off guard in the first please because I feel I am just doing what I’m supposed to … Continue reading Giving God the Glory

Negotiating with God

“And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭18:32‬ This passage fascinates me because It appears we can negotiate with God, as Abraham negotiated from finding 50 down … Continue reading Negotiating with God

The Problem of Double-Mindedness

“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:8‬ This is true in so many ways. Indecisiveness about simple things like what to wear to work or what to eat for dinner can be problematic. This might lead to issues making larger decisions regarding what church to attend or how to deal with … Continue reading The Problem of Double-Mindedness

The Appearance of Evil

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.”‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:22‬ This is a tough verse for me. First, it is not talking about abstaining from evil, which is difficult enough, but from the very appearance of evil. This can be quite subjective as well. What we call “cussing” is socially constructed (outside of taking the Lord’s name … Continue reading The Appearance of Evil

Freedom in Christ

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:1‬ Society tells us that Christianity is restrictive; it focuses on what NOT to do. Society tells us that freedom is doing whatever you want. God tells us that true freedom is in … Continue reading Freedom in Christ