Consuming Jesus

Consuming Jesus

The Lord’s Supper is a time to remember the Lord’s sacrificial death on our behalf, certainly. But it is far more. It is one of the ways that God imparts grace to us, strengthens our faith, and grows us up into Christ. This doesn’t happen automatically, as a result of swallowing food. It comes as […]

Temptation by threat

Temptation by threat

What father delights in seeing his son beaten up and disgraced by a bully? And if we as earthly fathers cannot imagine ever taking joy in such a thing, how could we imagine that God is somehow less of a father than we are? That somehow he enjoys seeing us squirm and struggle? No, temptation […]

The Danger of Covenant Presumption

The Danger of Covenant Presumption

Just as one must be a citizen of the United States in order to commit treason against her, so covenant presumption is a sin impossible for Atheists, Buddhists, and Muslims to commit. It is a sin peculiar to Christians , because it is sin against the privileges and kindnesses that God shows to those who […]

All Things to All Men

All Things to All Men

“Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.” One of the Apostle Paul’s qualities was his focus. He chased one rabbit from his conversion to his death. What was it? He […]

Marijuana Fallacies

Marijuana Fallacies

Washington has the dubious honor, along with Colorado, to be one of the few states where recreational marijuana use is legal. But other states are sure to join. Recreational marijuana is the fastest growing industry in the US, and this will continue as recreational use is legalized in more and more states. In 2014 it […]