It's not uncommon for the book of Job to get recommended in times of suffering. The Old Testament, the first half of the Bible, contains sixty-six separate books, and one of them is the book of Job. It is one of the wisdom books of the Bible written to speak about humanity's suffering and its … Continue reading Why does everyone get the book of Job wrong?
I watch a good amount of YouTube while doing my daily cardio. I watch a lot of fitness YouTubers, but I am willing to bet that this extends far greater than the fitness industry and our content-creating industry. This applies to me as much as it applies to you. There's this pattern that speaks volumes … Continue reading The cure to culture’s identity crisis.
I've had the privilege of watching my dreams come true. I got into my top college. I miraculously ended up with my dream degree after facing years of rejection. Immediately after I graduated, I found work at the place I dreamed about throughout my undergraduate. This was a recent discovery initiated by a glance through … Continue reading Chasing fulfillment
As a result of the beautiful God-given gift of marriage, we forget to appreciate the single individual. Ironically, I think atheists do a better job at appreciating God's gift of singleness better than Christians. I think part of that is due to the lasting effects of the harmful and explicitly unbiblical purity culture, but I … Continue reading The gift of singleness.
I have an extremely difficult time feeling loved. I think that's almost the opposite of what someone who has observed my life would think. I was born into a family that centers their life on Jesus. One of the key phrases I'd hear from my parents before a game, test, or application was, "No matter … Continue reading Bewildered by God’s love.
It may be the timely hardship I'm facing, but there's a passage captured in the gospel accounts that continues to flood my thoughts. Calling the crowd along with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save his life will … Continue reading Sensible hesitation.
Listen more even when you completely disagree with him or her. That's something that has been on my heart in this season of life. Listen more. Seek to understand. Take it all to Jesus. Photos by Mathias P.R. Reding | Pexels "Be in the world and not of the world" is the saying that Christians … Continue reading Being in the world.
Within the last month, I've been enlightened. It turns out that I am far more selfish, arrogant, hypocritical, unkind, and frustrating than I thought. I can be rightfully unlovable which is an incredibly humbling reality. This is nothing you did not know but now I am beginning to see myself the way you may see … Continue reading God’s unfathomable love.
Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord, 23 because the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of the body. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives are to submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her 26 to … Continue reading Christ and the Church.
Spiritual warfare is not one of the sexy topics in the church. In fact, it's rather frightening, misunderstood, and easier to avoid. To church leaders and pastors, it's tempting to want to share truths that leave followers of Christ encouraged, not paranoid, but spiritual warfare is real and needs to be spoken about. That's a … Continue reading Tormented by the devil.